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Senators ask Kerry to study Keystone XL health impacts

Feb 26, 2014

US Senate Energy and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) jointly asked US Sec. of State John F. Kerry to fully examine potential health impacts before making a decision on the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline.

TransCanada sees no Keystone XL delay from Nebraska court’s ruling

Feb 24, 2014

TransCanada Corp. does not expect a Nebraska court’s decision to affect the US Department of State’s consideration of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project’s cross-border permit application, the Calgary company said.

Medallion to build Wolfcamp Connector crude pipeline

Feb 21, 2014

Medallion Pipeline Co. LLC, a subsidiary of Medallion Midstream LLC, reported the successful closing of the binding open season for its proposed crude oil pipeline, the Wolfcamp Connector, as well as its southward extension, the Reagan Gathering Extension, and will build both systems.

Cabot secures Transco natural gas pipeline space, sales to WGL

Feb 21, 2014

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. executed a 500-MMcfd gas sale and purchase agreement with a subsidiary of WGL Holdings and a binding precedent agreement with Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) for a new pipeline with committed takeaway capacity from Cabot's acreage in Susquehanna County, Pa.

Keystone XL statute unconstitutional, Nebraska court rules

Feb 20, 2014

Legislation authorizing Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R) to approve a route for the proposed Keystone XL crude pipeline is unconstitutional under state law, a district court in the state ruled on Feb. 19.

NGPL tests interest in Gulf Coast mainline expansion

Feb 19, 2014

Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL) launched a 14-day non-binding open season to gauge interest in the potential 750-MMcfd incremental expansion of its Gulf Coast mainline system from the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) interconnection at Moultrie, Ill., to points south.

Phillips 66 Partners to acquire assets from Phillips 66

Feb 13, 2014

Phillips 66 Partners LP has acquired Phillip 66’s Gold Product Pipeline System and Medford Spheres, two newly constructed refinery-grade propylene storage spheres, for $700 million. It’s the partnerships’ first acquisition since its initial public offering last July.

Infrastructure main US gas development challenge, NARUC panel told

Feb 12, 2014

Infrastructure could be the single biggest limitation to the US fully exploiting its abundant unconventional natural gas resources, gas industry association leaders told state utility regulators on Feb. 11.

Improved pipeline safety needed at all levels, NARUC committee told

Feb 11, 2014

Oil and gas pipelines and the government agencies that regulate them are making progress in improving safety and responses by emphasizing greater involvement at all levels, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioner’s Natural Gas Committee learned on Feb. 10.

Crosstex adding Permian basin gas gathering capacity

Feb 6, 2014

Crosstex Energy is building a 35-mile, 12-in. OD high-pressure natural gas pipeline, providing Permian basin gathering capacity for its previously announced 60-MMcfd Bearkat gas processing complex in Glasscock County, Tex.

Oxy to ship NGL to Mont Belvieu on idle NuStar products line

Feb 6, 2014

NuStar Energy LP has signed a long-term agreement allowing Occidental Petroleum Corp. to ship NGL on NuStar’s currently idled, 200-mile, 12-in. OD pipeline between Mont Belvieu and Corpus Christi, Tex. NuStar has begun work to reactivate the line, reverse its flow and convert it from refined products service to NGL service.

Improve federal pipeline permitting process, UTA white paper urges

Feb 6, 2014

Federal oil and gas pipeline permitting processes need to be accelerated and improved if they are to keep pace with rapidly expanding production, a new white paper produced for United Transportation Advisors LLC argued.

Keystone XL supporters, opponents press Obama for prompt decision

Feb 4, 2014

Supporters and opponents of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline separately urged US President Barack Obama to decide promptly on whether the project should receive a cross-border permit. Their calls came days after the US Department of State released its final supplemental environmental impact statement on the project.

US, Canadian transportation boards want tougher oil-by-rail rules

Feb 3, 2014

In an unprecedented move, the US and Canadian national transportation boards simultaneously called for tougher regulations covering shipments of crude oil by rail.

Chu: Decision to build Keystone XL pipeline a political one

Feb 3, 2014

The decision on whether to permit the construction of the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline is a political one and not one of that is scientific in nature, according to former US Energy Sec. Steven Chu.

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