Erie, Lafayette may soon require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines

Aug 20 2017

Share this article: Erie and Lafayette may soon require oil and gas operators to map their pipelines throughout the cities, officials say, signaling the potential for heightened local control months after similar legislation fell along party lines at the state …

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Line 3 oil pipeline environmental review released

Aug 18 2017

Share this article: The Minnesota Department of Commerce released a 5,000-page study of a 340-mile long proposed oil pipeline across the state Thursday, a major regulatory step in Enbridge Energy’s 3-year long quest to open a new oil corridor across …

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Trump Speeds Up Oil & Gas Pipeline Approval Process

Aug 17 2017

Share this article: With an executive order signed yesterday, President Donald Trump has set out to speed up the approval process for major infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines. The central tenet of the order is the One Federal …

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The Dakota Access Pipeline Has Reduced Oil by Rail Shipments by 20 Percent in First Month of Operation

Aug 16 2017

Share this article:The opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, many of them political extremists with a propensity for vandalism and violence, told us that the line was a risk. The truth beyond those talking points is more complicated, as it …

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Dakota Access Pipeline Upends Oil Transport

Aug 15 2017

Share this article: After months of protest, legal wrangling and stalled construction, the Dakota Access Pipeline is up and running — and transforming how oil leaves North Dakota. The pipeline became operational June 1, offering North Dakota for the first …

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Penn East wants Fast-Track approval from FERC for $1B Pipeline

Aug 14 2017

Share this article: PennEast Pipeline LLC is seeking an expedited order from a federal agency to fast track approval of its 120-mile project, arguing it is needed to meet obligations to ship natural gas to major energy markets. In a …

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B.C. Seeks To Block Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Extension

Aug 11 2017

Share this article: The new government of British Columbia has announced that it stands firmly against the extension of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline and will seek ways to block its construction despite a green light from the federal …

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After Two Spills, Shell Oil to Replace Miles of Problem Pipeline

Aug 10 2017

Share this article: Shell Oil Co. is replacing more than 12 miles of a pipeline that carries crude petroleum from Central Valley oil fields to Bay Area refineries after an investigation into two ruptures in eastern Alameda County in 2015 …

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Uganda, Tanzania commence work on construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline

Aug 09 2017

Share this article: The leaders of Tanzania and Uganda laid a foundation stone on Saturday for the construction of a $3.55 billion crude export pipeline that would pump Ugandan oil for international markets. The 1,445 km-project set for completion by …

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On Day 1 of Keystone XL pipeline hearings, lawyers on both sides spar over issues of credibility and relevancy

Aug 08 2017

Share this article: LINCOLN — Lawyers sparred over issues of credibility and relevancy as the state’s hearings on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline began Monday. Witnesses testifying on behalf of pipeline developer TransCanada spent the day defending the adequacy of …

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