Tag: infrastructure

Pipeline firms with high fees borrow to pay investors

Most businesses focus on profits. The energy infrastructure companies known as master limited partnerships are all about cash.  More »

US energy boom demands $641B in infrastructure, study finds

Companies will need to invest $641 billion over the next two decades in pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure to keep up with the gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids flowing from U.S. fields, according to a study released Tuesday.  More »

International power supply hinges on incremental generation advances

Power-generation technology will have to adapt to a massive increase in decentralized energy sources expected to come online in developing economies in Africa and Asia in coming years, a trend that reverses the energy industry’s focus on large coal and gas-fired plants in the U.S. and wealthier countries, an energy executive said Thursday.  More »

More work needed to stop flaring gas, officials say

Energy companies are making strides in capturing the natural gas that flows out of North Dakota oil wells but still have a long way to go to stop burning off the fossil fuel, governors and business executives said Monday.  More »

Spike in oil-by-rail fueled by regulatory delays, experts say

Rapidly developing oil and gas production in North Dakota, Texas and other states is outpacing the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure to carry those fuels to market, energy experts and former government officials warned Thursday.  More »

Kenyan energy bonanza fans violence in arid northern region

Oil exploration in the north by companies including Tullow Oil Plc and renewable energy developments have fueled the violence between clans in Kenya.  More »

Senator: Rail accidents put spotlight on pipeline needs (video)

Fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains help make the case for Keystone XL and other new pipelines to transport the crude, Republican Sen. John Hoeven says.  More »

Poll: Americans support more pipelines, including Keystone XL

Eight out of 10 Americans support expanding the nation’s energy infrastructure, with new pipelines and other facilities to transport oil and gas across the U.S., according to a survey released Thursday.  More »

Shell, GE to build nation’s first LNG fueling stations for cargo ships

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, General Electric Co. and a company co-founded by T. Boone Pickens are planning investments in natural-gas-powered shipping as record U.S. output spurs the merchant fleet to use a new fuel.  More »

Houston pipeline firm files for $500M IPO

Houston pipeline operator Enable Midstream Partners filed Tuesday for a $500 million initial public offering, one of a dozen midstream master limited partnerships to plan debuts on Wall Street this year.  More »

Guest Commentary: Texas’ deregulated power market should evolve to meet future challenges

The Public Utility Commission is looking this week into whether to provide an “insurance policy” for the electric grid. This makes sure that we have extra generation on hand in case of sudden weather changes or unplanned outages.  More »

Companies monitoring Eagle Ford wells, equipment from afar

The oil field continues to become more high tech, with some companies watching and gathering data on wells, pipelines and other infrastructure from afar.  More »
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