A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday said they are considering an array of options to speed up a final verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now that a State Department analysis raised no major environmental objections to the controversial project. More »
“The fines we are proposing today should send a message to everyone involved in the shipment of crude oil: You must test and classify this material properly,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.
Salazar is set to speak at the North American Prospect Expo, a conference marked by a frenzy of wheeling and dealing, as landowners from around the globe look to make deals with oil, gas and pipeline companies. More »
Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday it had started production from its Olympus platform, the first of several new platforms expected to push oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to a record level by 2016. More »
A Vancouver-based group is proposing a 1,600-mile railroad to transport bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to Delta Junction, where the project’s creators hope to tap into TAPS, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
A coalition of property owners announced that it will sue New York state over its delay in issuing a long-awaited environmental impact statement on hydraulic fracturing unless the state provides a reasonable timeline by Feb. 13 for finalizing the process. More »
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 »
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