Category: Transportation

Pirates target oil tankers in Asia route as attacks climb

Gangs of thieves armed with knives and guns are making Southeast Asian waters increasingly dangerous for small tankers carrying fuels such as gasoil or marine diesel.  More »

Berkshire Hathaway railroad adds surcharge on older oil tank cars

The railroad operator the first major U.S. operator using fees to encourage shippers to scrap the puncture-prone older cars.  More »

Guest Commentary: Anticipating the risks of oil and gas trucking

More shippers are exploring trucking as a way to move their products to diverse markets, but risk of spills are high.  More »

Automakers, utilities studying how to manage electric vehicles

A consortium of eight major automakers is poised to test the first-ever technology that would allow electric cars to communicate with utility companies in an effort to better manage vehicles’ power consumption.  More »

Holiday drivers closest to paying $3 gasoline in 4 years

With deep declines expected in gasoline prices this holiday season, Thanksgiving drivers should have one less thing to worry about on the busiest travel day of the year.  More »

Missing Vietnamese tanker likely captured by pirates

If confirmed, it would be the 12th such case of piracy since April in Southeast Asia, where tankers have been hijacked, cargo stolen and later released.  More »

New pipelines threaten U.S. Gulf Coast oil premium

U.S. Gulf crude is set to drop below international prices, after trading at a premium for the longest stretch in a year, as new pipelines bring additional supplies to the region.  More »

Enterprise Products proposes $6B buyout of crude transporter Oiltanking

Enterprise Product Partners said Wednesday that it had acquired the general partner of Houston-based crude transporter and also proposed a merger for a total $6 billion deal.  More »

Total to sell stake in Utica midstream business for $450 million

A day after revealing plans to sell $10 billion in assets by 2017, French oil giant Total announces plans to sell its stake in a Utica Shale project.  More »

Former Shell Co. head says we should use less gasoline

John Hofmeister, former CEO of Shell Oil Co., described his vision for reducing our use of gasoline in transportation fuel.  More »

Cone Midstream Partners launches IPO

Cone Midstream Partners L.P., a master limited partnership formed by Consol Energy and Noble Energy, announced Wednesday it will offer 17.5 million common units for sale to the public.  More »

Enbridge to shift $900 million pipeline segment to Houston affiliate

Enbridge Inc. has announced a $900 million deal shifting its 66.7 percent interest in the U.S. segment of the Alberta Clipper Pipeline to its Houston-based affiliate, Enbridge Energy Partners L.P.  More »
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