Pipeline

Pipe(line) dreams - by Matt Miller

Pipelines are big business and even bigger geo-politics. Just ask Russia’s President Vladimir Putin who without much fanfare cancelled the “South Stream,” one of the world’s largest pipeline projects. And there is the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, which elicits a continental divide of opinions in the US congress. Dreams for new pipelines abound but political realities dampen prospects.

Kinder Morgan to expand Eagle Ford pipeline in Texas

Reuters | April 15, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Kinder Morgan Inc plans to expand its 300,000 barrels per day Eagle Ford crude and condensate pipeline in Texas to 360,000 bpd, the company said on Wednesday in a quarterly earnings release. Read More »

Magellan Midstream, TransCanada to develop Houston pipeline

Reuters | April 14, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners LP and TransCanada Corp , Canada’s second-largest pipeline company, said on Tuesday they will develop a pipeline to connect TransCanada’s Houston tank terminal to Magellan’s East Houston terminal. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 22 shipments on distillate Line 20

Reuters | April 13, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 22 shipments on Line 20, which carries distillates from Atlanta to Nashville, according to a notice sent to shippers on Monday. Read More »

Hearing to Examine Status of Rail, Pipeline, & Hazmat Safety Rules

AJOT | April 10, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Rail and Road | Intermodal | Road

The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a hearing next week on the status of current federal railroad, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety rulemakings. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 21 shipments on distillate Line 20

Reuters | April 07, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 21 shipments on Line 20, which carries distillates from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee, according to a notice sent to shippers on Tuesday. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 19 shipments on Line 20

Reuters | March 30, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 19 shipments on Line 20, which carries distillates from Atlanta to Nashville, Tennessee, according to a notice sent to shippers on Monday. Read More »

Canada government asks pipeline regulator for safety guidelines by 2016

Reuters | March 26, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Canada’s Conservative government has given the energy regulator about a year to deliver up-to-date guidelines for pipeline companies to improve safety and protect the environment. Read More »

Colonial Pipeline withdraws tariff change after complaints

AJOT | March 23, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

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FERC halts Colonial Pipeline tariff change over competition worries

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has suspended a revised tariff for the Colonial Pipeline after two small shippers complained it would squeeze access and limit competition, according to regulatory filings. Read More »

Security of global oil and gas pipeline network to be analysed next week in Istanbul

AJOT | March 19, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Oil and gas pipeline networks are particularly vulnerable critical infrastructure, which can be found in some of the world’s biggest conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America; as well as in remote and hostile territories where the costs of conventional monitoring methods are too high to implement. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 17 shipments on two distillate lines

Reuters | March 19, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 17 shipments on Line 2, its main distillate line, and Line 20, according to a notice sent to shippers on Thursday. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 16 shipments on Line 20

Reuters | March 13, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 16 shipments on Line 20, according to a notice sent to shippers on Friday. Read More »

Colonial allocates Cycle 15 shipments on two distillate lines

Reuters | March 09, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline is allocating space for Cycle 15 shipments on Line 2, its main distillate line, and Line 20, according to a notice sent to shippers on Monday. Read More »

U.S. Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL approval

Reuters | March 04, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it. Read More »

Jordan, Israel agree $900 million Red Sea-Dead Sea project

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Jordan and Israel signed an agreement to go ahead with a World Bank-sponsored project to build a desalination plant in the Gulf of Aqaba and a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea. Read More »

Permian pipeline issues cut capacity nearly 40 percent

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Pipeline takeaway capacity from the Permian Basin looked to be reduced by nearly 40 percent after two of the largest pipelines in the region had reported problems, with one taken offline after a leak was found early Wednesday morning. Read More »

Sunoco Logistics shuts West Texas crude pipeline after “anomaly”

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Sunoco Logistics Partners LP shut down its 300,000 barrel-per-day West Texas Gulf Pipeline that carries crude oil from the Permian Basin to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Wednesday after an “anomaly” was discovered, according to a notice the company sent to shippers that was obtained by Reuters. Read More »

White House: Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Reuters | February 24, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline | Intermodal | Rail

President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, the White House confirmed. Read More »

Buckeye says 8 U.S. Midwest pipelines overbooked for March

Reuters | February 17, 2015 | Energy | Pipeline

Buckeye Partners LP said on Tuesday nominations for eight of its refined product pipeline segments in the United States were overbooked for March. Read More »

House sends Keystone Pipeline Bill to President

AJOT | February 12, 2015 | Breakbulk & Projects | Projects | Energy | Pipeline

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement after the House voted to send a measure approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline project to the President Read More »