Genesis Energy operates this crude oil pipeline in Texas City. (J. Patric Schneider/For the Chronicle)

Energy Transfer shares fall after CFO swap

The Dallas-based pipeline company said Thomas Long would succeed Jamie Welch as CFO.
A sign hangs from a fence at a Kinder Morgan facility at the harbor in Los Angeles, California, August 28, 2006.  (Tim Rue/Bloomberg)

Kinder Morgan to partner with private equity on $3 billion in investment

The deals would carve off parts of the planned $2 billion Elba Island liquefied natural gas facility and the $1.1 billion Palmetto refined products pipeline.
The silhouettes of emissions are seen rising from stacks of the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

EPA extends deadline on air pollution data

The agency is currently studying emission levels of what it terms “hazardous air pollutants,” a category that includes 187 compounds including benzene, a chemical found in gasoline.
(Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

Canada’s pipeline regulators can’t keep up with companies, audit finds

The National Energy Board has come under fire recently as it grapples with about $18 billion in new proposed, controversial pipelines carrying oil sands crude.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Pipeline builders facing new obstacle in Western Canada: saboteurs

Saboteurs represent the latest hassle Western Canada faces in getting its crude to coastal markets as plans to build new pipelines are stymied by environmental and legal challenges.
Categories: Canada, Crude oil, Pipelines
FILE - In this May 9, 2015 file photo, workers unload pipes at a staging area in Worthing, S.D., for the proposed 1,130-mile Dakota Access Pipeline that would stretch from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a hub in Illinois. North Dakota regulators are slated to decide the permit for the pipeline on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. Regulators in South Dakota and Illinois already have approved permits for the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Williams cuts its capital budget by more than $1 billion

The 35 percent capital budget cut from last year comes amid the ongoing oil crash and just two weeks after Moody’s Investor Service downgraded Williams’ credit rating. Williams said it is slicing its capital budget from $3.3 billion down to $2.1 billion for the year.
Two women sit outside the offices of the National Energy Board after locking themselves to the doors by placing bike locks around their necks, to protest the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, in Vancouver, Canada, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. The proposed $5-billion expansion would nearly triple the capacity of the pipeline that carries crude oil from near Edmonton to the Vancouver area to be loaded on tankers and shipped overseas. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

US tribes oppose massive pipeline expansion in Canada

Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain project would nearly triple pipeline capacity from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels of crude oil a day. It would carry oil from Alberta’s oil sands to the Vancouver area to be loaded on to barges and tankers for Asian and U.S. markets.
This May 22, 2015 photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows two members of the Coast Guard’s Strike Team surveying the site of the pipeline break in the hills above Refugio Beach north of Goleta, Calif. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Oil stranded by Calif. pipeline break could be trucked out

Santa Barbara County planners are expected to decide in about a week whether to grant Exxon Mobil Corp.’s latest request to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage after the pipeline shut down in May after the break.
This Nov. 3 file photo provided by Southern California Gas Co., shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP)

SoCalGas says huge LA gas leak to be stopped ahead of schedule

The burn-off plan is being abandoned over fears that it could not be done safely, SoCalGas, which is owned by Sempra Energy, said in a statement.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

TransCanada, Magellan affirm plans to link to Houston-area oil networks

The link, first proposed in April 2015, will be accomplished with a relatively small, nine mile, 24-inch diameter pipe at a cost of $50 million.