Tag: pipelines

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 »

Pipeline violation penalties break record in 2013

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed $9.78 million in civil penalties against pipeline operators for alleged violations of federal law in 2013, the agency announced this week.  More »

General Electric funneling billions into new energy infrastructure

A natural gas pipeline stretching 435 miles east across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is just one piece of General Electric’s multibillion-dollar bid to shore up energy infrastructure in North America, where an oil and gas boom has drawn a wave of investments to new pipelines.  More »

Panel: Colliding well bores, export ban threaten booming US drilling

In the past two years, souped-up rigs have spun wells into U.S. soil faster than ever, but limited water supplies and other looming challenges threaten to constrain future drilling investments, industry observers said Wednesday.  More »

Sanctions likely to sting big Russian oil projects

International sanctions against Russian officials could endanger the country’s multibillion-dollar pipeline, liquefied natural gas and offshore projects as the cost of borrowing money surges, according to a report released this week.  More »

Kinder Morgan announces $1 billion carbon dioxide expansion

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will spend about $1 billion as part of a project to expand its enhanced oil recovery program.  More »

Does a 1,000-mile, international pipeline need a permit?

Enbridge insists its planned $7 billion pipeline doesn’t require a presidential permit. But the reality may be less clear.  More »

Phillips 66 Partners strikes first acquisition deal for $700M

An energy transportation company spun out of Phillips 66 reached a deal Thursday to buy 681 miles of pipeline and two propylene storage units for $700 million.  More »

Phillips 66 shifts focus with $3 billion in new projects

Phillips 66 is no longer betting its future on the massive refining business that made it the second-largest energy company in the world. Instead, it’s using refining, once its most profitable arm, as a cash cow to transform itself into a business that primarily operates energy transportation, storage and processing infrastructure.  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 »

Keystone ardor cools as oil sands producers find other routes

Producers have become less reliant on Keystone XL as new rail terminals increase their ability to ship oil on trains. And support has grown for other pipeline proposals, including a separate TransCanada project that would carry crude from Alberta to the nation’s Atlantic Coast.  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 »
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