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  • Company Restarts Gasoline Pipeline After Leak in Alabama

    09/23/2016 9:11:38 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 25 replies
    Kiii TV ^ | September 23, 2016 | Video report
    Colonial pipeline is investigating what caused a pipeline to leak nearly 336,000 gallons of gasoline into a man-made retention pond. That leak was discovered back on September 9th near Helena, Alabama after state workers noticed a strong smell of gas. The shutdown pipeline caused rising fuel prices amid gas shortages across the South. Investigators say the broke portion, built in 1963, has since been repaired. A preliminary report does not identify the cause of the break as the federal investigation continues.
  • Myanmar-to-China gas pipeline fully open

    10/20/2013 9:12:38 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 1 replies
    ChannelNewsAsia ^ | 10/21/2013 | AFP
    A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational, state-run Chinese media said on Monday. BEIJING: A pipeline pumping natural gas from Myanmar to energy-hungry China has gone fully operational, state-run Chinese media said on Monday. The project, stretching more than 2,500 kilometres from western Myanmar to southwest China, will help the world's second-largest economy feed its growing energy needs. It comes as close political ties between the two nations have weakened, after Myanmar's quasi-civilian regime took office in 2011 and brought in sweeping reforms that have led to the scrapping of most Western sanctions....
  • Obama Administrationís Lawless Decision Delays a Much-needed Infrastructure project

    09/18/2016 7:40:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 15, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    Seemingly every day some politician or another, usually from the left of the political spectrum, calls for more infrastructure investment. In North Dakota there is a $3.7 billion infrastructure project under construction. This project received all the necessary federal permits and is 60% complete. But now the Obama administration, bowing to radical left wing protestors, has thrown the project into doubt with its unprecedented decision last Friday to halt construction on one section of the project. Apparently infrastructure investment is not the priority we were led to believe. The project in question is known as the Dakota Access Pipeline. It...
  • Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages and more

    09/18/2016 5:43:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9-18-2016 | Dennis Pillion
    On the morning of Sept. 9, an inspector with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission was performing a routine monthly check of an old coal mine in Shelby County when he noticed "a strong odor of gasoline" as well as a sheen on the surface of one of the retention ponds. The gasoline he was smelling came from Colonial Pipeline's Line 1, an underground pipeline three feet in diameter that normally pushes 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day from refineries in Houston to distribution centers across the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard. That 36-inch line, built in 1963, has...
  • East Coast faces gas shortages, price hikes after pipeline leak

    09/16/2016 2:43:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-16-16 | Charles Riley
    A leak has caused the closure of a crucial pipeline that carries gasoline to the eastern United States, a disruption that threatens to drive up prices and leave service stations without fuel to sell. A section of the Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, has been closed since Sept. 9 after a spill of roughly 250,000 gallons was discovered in rural Shelby County, Ala. The major pipeline, one pipe of which has been severed, provides gasoline for an estimated 50 million people on the East Coast each day, according to company estimates. The cause of the leak...
  • Bad News For The Bakken As Obama Administration Blocks Pipeline

    09/13/2016 3:56:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 28 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 13-09-2016 | Nick
    The Obama administration shocked the oil industry last week, pulling the plug on a major oil pipeline from the Bakken that had become a flashpoint between a pipeline company on the one hand, and a growing coalition of Native American tribes and environmentalists on the other. Everyone was anxiously waiting a Friday ruling from a U.S. federal judge, who was weighing a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion 1,168-mile oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Iowa and Illinois. The pipeline would threaten sacred lands and...
  • That pipeline Obama blocked is routed through ďwell trodden landĒ

    09/12/2016 10:01:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the full ruling you will see the number of times that the tribe has either refuted studies which they themselves requested or simply failed to respond at all to questions raised about their objections in court. This wasnít a search for answers and valid science, but legal maneuvering to simply shut down the project. And now, thanks to the White House, what was supposed to be a settled matter has multiple federal entities Ė including the Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department Ė dragged into the fray. The Army is claiming that a quick...
  • Obama administration steps in after judge rejects legal effort to stop oil pipeline

    09/10/2016 8:15:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 9/9/2016 | John Sexton
    An effort to halt construction of an oil pipeline by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was rejected by a U.S. District Judge Friday. From the NY Times: The ruling by Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington rejected efforts by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to halt construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. A lawyer for the tribe says the ruling will be appealed. Although the $3.7 billion pipeline would not cross the reservation on its 1,170-mile path across four states, it would skirt the reservationís northern boundary and run through what tribal officials say are ancestral lands. They say the...
  • Bin Laden's Right-Man 'Instructed Istanbul Bombers

    12/02/2003 5:40:10 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 177+ views
    Ananova ^ | 12-2-2003
    Bin Laden's right-hand man 'instructed' Istanbul bombers Two key suspects in the Istanbul suicide bombings reportedly met with and took instructions from Osama bin Laden's right-hand man. Hurriyet newspaper, quoting from the testimony of another suspect, said Habib Aktas and Azad Ekinci met the al-Qaida chief's top surviving lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, several times. The two Turks are suspected of hatching the plans for the November 15 suicide bombings against two synagogues and on the British Consulate and a British bank five days later. A total of 61 people died in the attacks. "They were the only ones to meet with...
  • Obama administration orders ND pipeline construction to stop

    09/09/2016 2:42:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2016 | Devin Henry
    The Obama administration said it would not authorize construction on a critical stretch of the Dakota Access pipeline, handing a significant victory to the Indian tribe fighting the project the same day the group lost a court battle. The administration said construction would halt until it can do more environmental assessments. The Department of Justice, the Army and the Interior Department jointly announced that construction would pause on the pipeline near North Dakota's Lake Oahe, a major water source on the Missouri River for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The agencies will now decide whether they need to reconsider permitting...
  • Oil pipeline protest rurns violent in southern North Dakota

    09/04/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 21 replies
    Billings Gazzette ^ | 9/4/2016 | AP
    BISMARCK, N.D. ó A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. One of the security officers was taken to a Bismarck hospital for undisclosed injuries. The two guard dogs were taken to a Bismarck veterinary clinic, Preskey said.
  • The Pipelineís Approved. Environmentalists Are Angry.

    08/09/2016 1:05:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Marita Noon
    Final federal approval for what is being called the ¬ďnew Keystone¬Ē came from the Army Corps of Engineers on July 26‚ÄĒallowing the pipeline to move forward. The 1,168-mile long Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), also called the Bakken Pipeline, is comparable in length to the Keystone XL. It will cross four states and carry 450,000 barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to a transfer terminal in Illinois where it will connect with other pipelines and be taken to refineries.The $3.8 billion dollar project has pitted environmentalists against economic interests.During the Keystone fight, outspoken opponent Jane Kleeb, founder of Bold...
  • New American Oil Pipeline is the Answer

    07/29/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Patriot News ^ | July 19, 2016 | The Common Constitutionalist
    Remember the Keystone XL Pipeline project? Remember what a cause cťlŤbre it was for both the left and right? What the heck ever happened to it? Have you wondered that?Well, in short it was killed pretty much for good, or at least the foreseeable future Ė both here in the USSA and now in Canada. As you are no doubt aware, it was Obama who, with the left in the federal and various state legislatures Ė and with some help from Choo-choo Warren Buffet who owns most of the rail cars now hauling crude down south, vetoed the pipeline. And...
  • Montreal ad banned 'lest it offend Muslims'

    07/18/2016 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/7/16 | Rachel Kaplan
    A recent advertisement, set to go up across Montreal was struck down, out of fear that it would offend the local Muslim population. The billboard ad, designed by the producers of The Rebel website, criticizes Mayor Denis Coderre for choosing "Charia [sic] oil" over Canadian oil, and features an image of King Salman of Saudi Arabia. Coderre previously had struck down a bill to build an oil pipeline from Alberta, citing environmental...
  • TransCanada Formally Seeks NAFTA Damages in Keystone XL Rejection

    06/25/2016 4:56:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-25-16 | staff
    TransCanada Corp is formally requesting arbitration over U.S. President Barack Obamaís rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, seeking $15 billion in damages, the company said in legal papers dated Friday. TransCanada submitted a notice for an arbitration claim in January and had then tried to negotiate with the U.S. government to ďreach an amicable settlement,Ē the company said in files posted on the pipelineís website. ďUnfortunately, the parties were unable to settle the dispute.Ē TransCanada said it then filed its formal arbitration request under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provisions, seeking to recover what it says are costs and...
  • ďIslamic RefugeeĒ With Gas Pipeline Plans Arrested in New Mexico Border County

    06/15/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 15, 2016
    Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the regionís gas pipeline plans, law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. Authorities describe the woman as an ďIslamic refugeeĒ pulled over during a traffic stop by a deputy sheriff in Luna County, New Mexico which shares a 54-mile border with Mexico. County authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigationís (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) has been deployed to the area to investigate, sources with firsthand knowledge of the probe confirm. The gas pipeline plans in the womanís...
  • Beer to Flow Through City as Belgium Pipe Dream Comes True

    06/04/2016 12:06:48 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 05 JUNE 2016 | AP
    BRUGES, Belgium -- The idea may have seemed mad, but after all, the beer is called the Madman of Bruges - or Brugse Zot in Dutch. And with the help of crowdfunding efforts among some 400 Madman fans, the dream of building a beer pipeline through the Belgian city of Bruges is becoming real. "You have to be a bit crazy - like the beer - to do such a project. I just had the money for that, and I liked it. So I went crazy and gave the money to the brewery," said local restaurant owner Philippe Le Loup,...
  • Pipeline would pass near mine fire

    06/03/2016 7:01:39 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 9 replies
    News-Item ^ | 6/2/16 | Larry Deklinski
    COAL RUN ó A section of a proposed natural gas pipeline is scheduled to go through an area of Coal Township known for having abandoned mine workings and a underground mine fire...
  • Pipeline at Center of Altamont Pass Oil Spill Also Ruptured Last September

    05/24/2016 7:53:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    kqed ^ | 05/24/2016
    Shell Pipeline crews are still cleaning up from the most recent spill near Interstate 580 and the border between Alameda and San Joaquin counties four days after the 24-inch diameter line broke. Crews with the oil giant were able to complete repairs on the pipe on Monday, according to a Shell official. The San Pablo Bay Pipeline stretches from Coalinga in Fresno County to Martinez. The rupture on the line was first reported at 3 a.m. on Friday, said Lisa Medina, an environmental specialist at the San Joaquin County Environmental Health Department. Shell discovered a drop in pressure in the...
  • Is A Gas War Between The U.S. And Canada About To Start?

    03/30/2016 11:47:49 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 30-03-2016 | warren
    The United States and Canada work well together. The countries share the worldís largest and most comprehensive trade relationship, exchanging more than $2 billion per day in goods and services; the U.S. is Canadaís largest foreign investor and Canada is the third-largest foreign investor in the U.S. The partnership clearly isnít broken, but it may need some mending as bilateral and international gas trade stands to complicate matters in short order. As with most current global natural gas issues, we must first look back to the shale gas revolution. In 2005 Ė just as hydraulic fracturing was finding its feet...
  • Iran's Rouhani making first visit to Pakistan as president

    03/25/2016 5:57:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 6:43 AM EDT | Kathy Gannon
    Iranís Hassan Rouhani arrived Friday in Pakistan on a landmark visit, his first since becoming president, at a time when Saudi Arabia is courting Islamabad to increase participation in a new Saudi-led military alliance of mostly Sunni nations, a coalition perceived by Tehran as an anti-Shiite block. Pakistan, a majority Sunni country, has traditionally close ties with Saudi Arabia, which is hostile to Iran, a Shiite power. The kingdom accuses Tehran of supporting Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen against the internationally recognized president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. [Ö] On the eve of his visit, Rouhani said that ďconstructive relations with...
  • Buffett Doubles Down On Oil Holdings, Scoops Up Kinder Morgan

    02/17/2016 1:39:28 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-02-2016 | warren
    American billionaire Warren Buffett, through his Nebraska-based company Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), has acquired a $400 million stake in struggling pipeline company, Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI). According to a Berkshire Hathaway US Securities and Exchange Commission filing, the 26.53 million shares of Kinder Morgan are valued at $395.8 million. The purchase adds to Buffett’s oil interests, which includes a recently purchased 14.3 percent stake in oil refiner Phillips 66 at a time when other oil and gas investors are looking for the exit. True to Buffett’s form, the Kinder Morgan purchase came shortly after its stock price fell 53...
  • New pipeline projects increase Northeast natural gas takeaway capacity

    01/28/2016 9:44:21 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JANUARY 28, 2016 | Energy Information Administration
    A number of recently completed and upcoming natural gas infrastructure projects are expected to increase the reach of natural gas produced in the Marcellus and Utica regions of the Northeastern United States (see map). These projects are intended to transport natural gas from production centers to consuming markets or export terminals. Over the past several years, natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica areas has grown significantly: their combined growth of 12 billion cubic feet per day since 2011 accounts for 89% of the United States's total growth in natural gas production. The Marcellus and Utica shale plays are...
  • Spread between Henry Hub, Marcellus natural gas prices narrows as pipeline capacity grows

    01/27/2016 5:43:23 AM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JANUARY 27, 2016 | Energy Information Administration
    Natural gas spot prices around the United States are often compared to prices at the Henry Hub in Louisiana. At trading points in and around the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, natural gas prices consistently trade below the Henry Hub national benchmark price. However, the difference between these pricing points and the Henry Hub has narrowed in recent months as new pipeline projects have come online. Most of the natural gas produced in the region is consumed in other areas of the country. With limited infrastructure to deliver natural gas to consumers, the Marcellus...
  • Forest Service rejects proposed route of Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    01/25/2016 10:15:38 AM PST · by thackney · 20 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 21, 2016 | MICHAEL MARTZ
    The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the latest proposed route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline because of the 42-inch natural gas pipeline's potential damage to the habitat of sensitive animal species protected by two national forests in Virginia and West Virginia. In a letter to the Dominion-led pipeline company on Tuesday, the Forest Service said the proposed route is "inconsistent" with Forest Service plans and commitments to protect the habitats of the Cow Knob salamander, Cheat Mountain salamander and West Virginia northern flying squirrel, as well as the red spruce forest ecosystem in which they live. Consequently, the pipeline project...
  • ND regulators approve route for oil pipeline that will be biggest from Bakken

    01/25/2016 8:03:04 AM PST · by thackney · 24 replies
    InForum ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Mike Nowatzki
    orth Dakota regulators granted a route permit Wednesday for what will be the largest crude oil pipeline out of the state's fruitful Bakken oil field, leaving Iowa as the only state left to approve the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. Public Service Commission members Julie Fedorchak and Brian Kalk voted to grant the permit for Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which plans initially to ship up to 450,000 barrels of oil per day on the 1,168-mile pipeline from the Bakken and Three Forks regions in western North Dakota. "This is a massive infrastructure construction project,...
  • Oil Sold for -$0.50 per Barrel. A Negative Price!

    01/18/2016 3:54:46 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 18 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-01-2016 | northdakoterrrr
    The oil markets are on edge with oil sinking into the $20s per barrel. And last week we reported on one place where oil is already trading in the single-digits. Canada’s bitumen is selling for just $8 per barrel. But even that rock bottom price is higher than what one oil seller earned for a shipment recently. In a bizarre turn of events, Bloomberg reported that Flint Hill Resources, a refining unit owned by the Koch brothers, said that they would purchase sour crude from North Dakota for $-0.50 per barrel. That’s right: a negative price. Oil has become so...
  • TransCanada Sues Obama for Exceeding his Authority in Rejecting Keystone

    01/15/2016 6:34:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/12/2016 | Bob Adelmann
    When TransCanada filed its two lawsuits on January 6, company spokesman Mark Cooper said, "TransCanada has undertaken a careful evaluation of the [Obama] Administration's action and believe there has been a clear violation of NAFTA, and the U.S. Constitution, in these circumstances." In the federal lawsuit, filed in Texas, TransCanada is seeking to limit presidential powers to prohibit future presidents from unilaterally rejecting such projects based on how the United States might be perceived by the international community. Environmentalists want to leave untapped oil reserves in the ground and fought successfully over the past seven years to have the president...
  • Keystone No, Kenya Pipeline Yes [Obama is an oil pipeline hypocrite]

    01/11/2016 2:16:14 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | January 10, 2016
    The U.S. says it wants to help finance an oil pipeline in Africa. TransCanada took Uncle Sam to court last week to reclaim some of the damage done by the Obama Administration’s multiyear, drawn-out rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. It may not come up in the litigation, but someone should point out that the same Obama Administration that rejected Keystone seems to have no problem supporting a new oil pipeline project in Africa. That was the story last week out of Kenya, where U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec told Kenya’s energy minister that Washington would help Nairobi raise $18 billion...
  • Washington To Help Kenya Raise $18 Billion For Oil Pipeline

    01/11/2016 11:22:39 AM PST · by kbobdelux · 27 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | January, 7 2016 | Andy Tully
    The U.S. government says it will help Kenya get the financing it needs to build an $18 billion pipeline from the oil fields in the country's northwest to its southeastern Indian Ocean coast to help it become a net exporter of oil. The pipeline would stretch nearly 500 miles from Lokichar in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley to the coastal town of Lamu, and would be an almost impossibly expensive project for the East African nation. Yet there is enough oil there to make the plan worthwhile. The pan-African financial institution Ecobank Transnational Inc. says it has proven reserves of about...
  • TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejection

    01/09/2016 2:25:29 AM PST · by Smokin' Joe · 3 replies
    Penn Energy ^ | January 7, 2016 | Juan Lozano
    The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government's rejection of the project and announced it plans to file a second legal challenge that will seek more than $15 billion in damages.
  • New North Carolina (Atlantic Coast) Pipeline Could Save Citizens Money

    01/07/2016 5:17:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 1/07/16 | Mark Shiver
    North Carolina's citizens could see an annual energy savings of over $134 million in a few years. That's what Joint Legislative Commission on Energy Policy was told regarding the benefits of a large natural gas pipeline project that should be underway soon. The commission met on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and heard an update on the progress of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will stretch from West Virginia to near Norfolk and then down into North Carolina. Bruce McKay of Dominion power company said that construction on the nearly $5 billion project could begin later this year and be in service...
  • TransCanada starts legal actions after Keystone XL permit denial

    01/07/2016 11:20:45 AM PST · by fella · 6 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Nick Snow
    TransCanada Corp. said it will submit a claim that US President Barack Obama’s Nov. 6 denial of the company’s Keystone XL crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit application was arbitrary and unjustified under Section 6 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The president’s decision also exceeded his power under the US Constitution, the Calgary-based transmission company said in a lawsuit filed on Jan. 6 in the US District Court for Southern Texas’s Houston Division. The actions challenge the Obama administration’s ruling that approving the project’s cross-border permit would not be in the US national interest more than 7 years after...
  • TransCanada Sues US Over Keystone XL Rejection

    01/06/2016 8:43:39 PM PST · by fella · 4 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | 6 Jan 2016 | Nia Williams
    CALGARY, Alberta, Jan 6 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp sued the U.S. government in U.S. federal court on Wednesday, alleging President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline exceeded his power under the U.S. Constitution. Obama rejected the cross-border crude oil pipeline late last year, seven years after it was first proposed. TransCanada also filed legal action under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying the pipeline permit denial was "arbitrary and unjustified." As part of the NAFTA claim, the company was seeking $15 billion.
  • TransCanada files lawsuit against Obama administration for rejecting Keystone pipeline

    01/06/2016 2:30:38 PM PST · by TBP · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    The battle over the Keystone XL oil pipeline reignited Wednesday afternoon with a lawsuit against the Obama administration charging the White House unfairly, illegally and unconstitutionally killed the project last year. In its lawsuit, TransCanada, the Canadian company proposing the massive project, asserts that President Obama ‚ÄĒ who blocked Keystone as part of a larger plan to control greenhouse-gas emissions and fight global warming ‚ÄĒ exceeded his constitutional authority in rejecting the project. The company also filed a separate action claiming the president‚Äôs decision was ‚Äúarbitrary and unjustified‚ÄĚ and violated the North American Free Trade Agreement. ‚ÄúTransCanada‚Äôs legal actions challenge...
  • Turkey row leaves Russia stuck with abandoned gas pipes worth billions

    12/03/2015 9:12:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 1 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Dec 3, 2015 | Burmistrova and Jack Stubbs
    Gas pipes worth 1.8 billion euros ($1.95 billion) are to be left stranded on the shores of the Black Sea after Russia's decision to suspend work on the Turkish Stream pipeline, a potent symbol of Moscow's falling out with Ankara. Russia has set out to punish Turkey after it shot down a Russian warplane in Syria last week, imposing trade sanctions and releasing data it claims proves Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is involved in illegal oil deals with Islamic State. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on Thursday work on Turkish Stream, a pipeline intended to pump Russian gas...
  • Wisconsin's largest oil pipeline system may see major expansion

    11/30/2015 5:37:52 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | Lee Bergquist
    A company that owns the largest oil pipeline system in Wisconsin is considering construction of a major new pipeline that is likely to rekindle many of the arguments from the Keystone XL debate. Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. told investment analysts in October the company was contemplating building a new line that would start in Superior and travel the length of the state. Executives say they are weighing many factors: an anticipated political fight, the pace of new oil development in Canada and the prospects of higher oil prices. Crude oil's sharp price decline has curtailed many new oil projects, but the...
  • Mas AG energy study: New gas pipeline not needed to meet NE peak winter electricity demand

    11/20/2015 5:02:27 AM PST · by thackney · 13 replies
    Mass Live ^ | November 18, 2015 | Mary Serreze
    An energy study released today by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey concludes that New England does not need additional natural gas pipeline infrastructure to meet peak winter energy demand and that energy efficiency and "demand response" would be the best solution over the next 15 years for both consumers and the environment. The long-anticipated study concludes that New England's power system is not facing an imminent reliability threat through 2030. Healey, who acts as utility ratepayer advocate in Massachusetts, commissioned the study in July. "As we make long-term decisions about our energy future, it's imperative we have the facts," Healey...
  • TransCanada and Enmax confirm layoffs in a rough week for Calgary workers

    11/19/2015 8:22:42 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | November 18, 2015 | DAN HEALING
    Both TransCanada Corp. and city-owned Enmax Corp. confirmed they laid off staff Wednesday as a provincewide economic slowdown blamed on low commodity prices hits pipeline and utility sectors. "This is a difficult time for all of our employees and contractors, as it is for those at many companies right now. These decisions aren't made lightly," said TransCanada spokesman Mark Cooper in an e-mail. He said the company wouldn't provide details on the reductions until they are complete, refusing comment on anonymous social media postings that claim the layoffs are being rolled out over three days, through Friday, and involve hundreds...
  • Texas Official Raises Terror Alarm over Border Access to Pipelines

    11/17/2015 1:16:15 PM PST · by thackney · 15 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | November 17, 2015 | Deon Daugherty|
    The federal government's failure to secure the Texas-Mexico border continues to put critical oil and gas infrastructure in the state at risk, Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter said in a Nov. 16 letter to the Homeland Security Department. Citing several news articles, Porter said ISIS has attacked against oil and gas pipelines in the Middle East, and to do so in Texas could be part of the terror group's plans. In 2013, the Yemeni oil minister said the destruction resulted in almost $1 billion in lost revenue. Porter was echoing sentiments he expressed in a letter last year to...
  • THE KEYSTONE REJECTION ISN'T EXACTLY AN ENVIRONMENTAL WIN

    11/12/2015 11:23:06 AM PST · by thackney · 19 replies
    Houston Press ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2015 | DIANNA WRAY
    The Keystone XL Pipeline is officially dead. Last week, President Barack Obama rejected the proposed pipeline, wrapping things up after years of staying firmly undecided on the issue. "The State Department has decided that the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interest of the United States," Obama said during a 10-minute press conference. "I agree with that decision." Of course, environmentalists hailed the decision as a major environmental victory. The Sierra Club thanked Obama "for taking courageous action" in his decision to finally, finally shut down any hope that the pipeline would ever be approved. But the thing...
  • Obama: Keystone would make planet ‚Äėuninhabitable‚Äô

    11/09/2015 3:25:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2015 | David Boyer
    President Obama said Monday that the Keystone pipeline and other such fossil-fuel development projects would make Earth "uninhabitable." "We've got to lead by example, because ultimately, if we're going to prevent large parts of the Earth from becoming not only inhospitable but uninhabitable, then we're going to have to keep some fossil fuels in the ground rather than burn them," Mr. Obama told cheering grassroots supporters at a gathering in Washington.
  • Keystone off the table, but back East, pipeline fight builds

    11/09/2015 9:55:14 AM PST · by thackney · 18 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 9, 2015 | Associated Press
    They've shooed pipeline surveyors from their pastures, made anti-pipeline signs for a protest at the county courthouse and at appearances by the Virginia governor. They've also kept up pressure on local officials. As the leader in this multigenerational band of family activists, Carolyn Reilly has found the experience exhilarating and bruising. "There are days when I am in tears in frustration and exhaustion," she said. "Then there are days when I'm fired up and ready to fight." From New England to North Carolina, scattered insurgencies have formed in opposition to a spider web of pipelines up and down the Eastern...
  • Here's The Real Reason Obama Killed The Keystone XL Pipeline

    11/09/2015 6:44:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/09/2015
    President Obama has junked the Keystone XL pipeline. His stated reason: The U.S. needs to lead the "serious action to fight climate change." His real reason is different. 'America," Obama said, is "now a global leader" in the climate war, "and frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership." He insists now is the time to "protect the one planet we've got while we still can." Though his rhetoric will resonate with those who want to hear that sort of bunkum, the rest of us recognize its vast emptiness. Obama's decision Friday was based on nothing more than...
  • Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

    11/07/2015 6:31:34 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/06/2015 | Coral Davenport
    WASHINGTON ‚ÄĒ President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies. Mr. Obama‚Äôs denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which would have carried 800,000 barrels a day of carbon-heavy petroleum from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, comes as he seeks to build an ambitious legacy on climate change. ‚ÄúAmerica is now a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change,‚ÄĚ Mr. Obama said...
  • Sen. Cruz: Approving Keystone Would Have Been a Step in the Right Direction

    11/07/2015 12:59:22 PM PST · by Isara · 10 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | November 6, 2015
    Issues statement on Obama Administration¬ís rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline WASHINGTON, D.C. ‚ÄĒ Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement after the Obama Administration rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline:‚ÄúToday, President Obama once again confirmed what most of us already knew: he does not care about American jobs or the American economy. He remains controlled by a radical environmentalist agenda, which seeks the elimination of whole segments of our economy.‚ÄúIt‚Äôs also notable that President Obama‚Äôs decision today is in direct contravention to the wishes of Congress, not to mention the recommendation of his own State Department. The State...
  • Michels, Precision Pipeline Awarded Contracts for Dakota Access Pipeline

    11/06/2015 3:19:04 PM PST · by fulltlt · 9 replies
    pipelineandgasjournal.com ^ | Nov 2015 | pipelineandgasjournal.com
    Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC has awarded Michels Pipeline Construction, a Division of Michels Corporation, and Precision Pipeline, LLC construction contracts for multiple segments along the 1,134-mile Dakota Access Pipeline. Once completed, the project will transport light sweet crude oil from the Bakken and Three Forks production areas in North Dakota to Patoka, IL where shippers will be able to access multiple markets, including Midwest, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. Michels and Precision will each construct pipeline segments in North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. Ultimately, Dakota Access will sign construction contracts with up to five union contractors. As part...
  • Obama Kills Keystone Pipeline ‚Äď After Campaigning For It in 2012 Election

    11/06/2015 2:23:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/6/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama went to Oklahoma to promote the Keystone pipeline in 2012. Obama said he was ‚Äúmaking the pipeline a priority.‚ÄĚ But it was just another lie. Obama also took credit for the oil boom in America.
  • Obama rejecting Keystone XL pipeline

    11/06/2015 9:34:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2016 | Dave Boyer & Ben Wolfgang
    Ending a review process that lasted nearly seven years, President Obama on Friday rejected the Keystone XL oil pipeline, siding firmly with environmental activists and drawing the ire of business and labor groups who say the administration is willfully standing in the way of economic growth, job creation and energy security. In a speech at the White House, Mr. Obama, flanked by Secretary of State John Kerry and Vice President Joseph R. Biden, formally announced they'll block construction of Keystone. "The State Department has decided the Keystone XL pipeline would not serve the national interests of the United States. I...
  • Oil Sands Still Face Pipeline Problems

    11/05/2015 9:46:50 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 05-11-2015 | keystone
    In recognition that its campaign is heading for near certain failure, TransCanada hopes to delay the review process of its proposed Keystone XL pipeline until the next administration. TransCanada sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry asking for a ‚Äúpause‚ÄĚ in the review process. The letter is a last ditch effort on behalf of the company to save the project, presumably hoping for a Republican in the White House in 2017. Environmental groups hailed the move as a win, but want U.S. President Barack Obama to administer a coup de grace by rejecting the pipeline outright. They may...