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Clean-up crew members from the environment ministry attempt to clear a pool of crude oil, leaked from a burst pipeline in the Arava desert, during the clean-up operation in the Evrona nature reserve near Eilat, Israel, on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Ten days after the Trans-Israel pipeline burst, flooding the Evrona nature reserve with 5 million liters of crude oil, Israel's acting Environmental Protection Minister Ofir Akunis told the Cabinet Dec. 14 that 90 percent of the oil had been removed and the danger of it spreading to the Red Sea had been averted. Photographer: Ariel Jerozolimski/Bloomberg

Feds want tougher rules for oil pipelines

The U.S. Department of Transportation proposed expanding pipeline inspection requirements to include rural areas that are currently exempt and for companies to more closely analyze the results of their inspections.
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Holly Energy Partners buys Enbridge’s stake in Frontier line

Holly Energy Partners said Thursday it had bought out Enbridge’s 50 percent stake in the Frontier Pipeline for an undisclosed amount.
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Enbridge moves into the black, but earnings still dip 24 percent

Enbridge said it is reviewing a potential transfer of its U.S. liquids pipelines into its Houston-based Enbridge Energy Partners master-limited partnership, but that current market conditions don’t support the move for now.
In this July 29, 2010, photo, oil and water flow down Ceresco Dam as oil spill clean up continues along the Kalamazoo River near Ceresco, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Frtee Press, Andre J. Jackson)

Michigan wants to ban heavy oil from an Enbridge pipeline running under a Great Lakes waterway

The Great Lakes would be at “greatest risk” from a spill of “diluted bitumen” oil from Canada’s tar sands region, according to Attorney General Bill Schuette and Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant, who led a yearlong task force studying pipeline issues.
An LNG tanker (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Enbridge takes 5 percent stake in planned offshore LNG project

Houston’s Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp. said Wednesday the pipeline company had purchased the small stake and agreed to assist in the development of its Delfin LNG project.
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New focus on dividends has Enbridge shareholders happy, creditors silent

Stock traders have warmly embraced Enbridge’s new focus on dividends, but the company’s creditors have given it a colder reception.
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Enbridge will shift Canadian pipelines, wind projects in $15.2 billion restructuring

Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge will move its Canadian liquids pipeline business and four wind projects into its affiliated Enbridge Income Fund. In exchange, the income fund will pay its parent companies C$18.7 billion ($15.2 billion) and take on C$11.7 billion ($9.53 billion) in debt.

Demonstrators walk toward the Capitol during a rally to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. The protestors are calling for the cancellation of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that would travel near some of the state’s pristine waters. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP)

Hundreds gather for St. Paul protest against pipeline

The rally in St. Paul came one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin, according to the Star Tribune.
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Deal reached between Michigan, Enbridge over 2010 oil spill

A settlement between the state and Enbridge Energy filed in Calhoun County court Tuesday, nearly five years after a broken pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil, requires the company to continue to monitor the impacts of the spill on the environment. The company also agreed to spend $75 million, much of it on various projects, including a dam removal and improved access to boating and fishing on the river. Some have been finished.
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Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.