Tag: pipelines

Report: Pipeline industry creating windfall for Texas

The pipeline industry was an economic boon for Texas in 2013 fueled by an oil and gas boom that’s driving demand for more pipelines, a new report found.  More »

Google-gas: mapping cars search for pipeline leaks

Environmentalists have teamed up with Google to shine a spotlight on natural gas leaking from pipes buried under city streets in Boston, Indianapolis and Staten Island.  More »

Russian hackers threatening power companies, researchers say

A Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and Europe and may be capable of disrupting power supplies, cybersecurity researchers said.  More »

House passes Green’s bill to boost border-crossing energy projects

Before the House voted 238-173 to pass legislation streamlining permits for border crossing energy projects on Tuesday, Rep. Gene Green played a pivotal role lining up support for the measure.  More »

Private equity firm adds $2.5B to energy infrastructure funding

First Reserve has closed on a $2.5 billion fund to back energy infrastructure, more than doubling the capital it had gathered to inject into pipeline, storage and liquefied natural gas projects.  More »

Enterprise to build ethane export facility at Houston Ship Channel

Houston-based pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners has signed a 30-year agreement with the Port of Houston Authority and will build its previously-announced ethane export facility at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said Thursday.  More »

US natural gas output will set a record this year

U.S. natural gas output will reach 73 billion cubic feet a day for the first time this year as new pipelines tap into shale supplies stranded in the Marcellus formation in the Northeast, a new government report shows.  More »

Buffett to expand energy wager ‘as far as the eye can see’

Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which has struck deals to expand its utility business in Nevada and Western Canada, plans more investment in the industry, in part by betting on renewable power, Chairman Warren Buffett said.  More »

ND governor calling for more pipelines

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.  More »

Lawmaker from Houston criticizes process for border-crossing energy projects

With North American energy markets becoming increasingly intertwined, the U.S. needs to revamp the way it scrutinizes power lines and pipelines crossing into Canada and Mexico, Rep. Gene Green said Thursday.  More »

Drones give energy companies high hopes for safer work (video)

Energy companies are testing drones to inspect hard-to-reach spaces like refinery flare stacks, offshore platforms and even wind turbine blades in an effort to save time and boost worker safety.  More »

Federal Watchdog: Pipeline safety oversight shoddy

The federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety of natural gas and other pipelines is failing to do its job, a government watchdog said in a report released Friday.  More »
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