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Quebec to Hold Own Hearings on Enbridge Pipeline Plan
(Friday, May 24, 2013) The Quebec government has announced plans to hold its own hearings on Enbridge Inc.'s proposed pipeline project to bring western oil to Montreal, a move that could raise roadblocks to Alberta's efforts to access new markets.
Trains Leave Oil Pipeline in Lurch
(Friday, May 24, 2013) A $2 billion pipeline project intended to ship oil from West Texas's booming oil fields to California has failed to pique the interest of several big refiners in the Golden State. The culprit: the growing popularity of railroads.
Rosneft CEO: No Liberalization of Gas Export Via Pipelines in Russia
(Friday, May 24, 2013) No liberalization of the export of gas through pipeline transportation in Russia is discussed or planned, Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin, who is currently in Venezuela on a visit, told journalists.
Trudeau: West-East Pipeline Must Address Environmental Concerns
(Friday, May 24, 2013) Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau says a proposed west-east pipeline project will not go forward unless it addresses key environmental concerns.
Commissioners Okay N.D. Gas Plant
(Friday, May 24, 2013) North Dakota's Public Service Commission Wednesday gave a natural gas processing plant near Watford City the green light to move forward for construction.
House Passes Bill to Speed Keystone Approval
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) The bill, which won votes from 19 Democrats, eliminates the need for a special permit from Obama and declares a 2011 environmental review of Keystone sufficient.
Pipelines' Struggles Drive Trend to Oil by Rail
(Thursday, May 23, 2013) Canadian and Asian energy companies have begun looking to move oil to the West Coast by rail as new pipeline projects struggle against broad opposition.
Iraq's Trade Bank to Participate in Building $12B Jordan Pipeline
(Wednesday, May 22, 2013) State-run Trade Bank of Iraq will participate in building the country's first oil export pipeline in decades, which will make the country less dependent on Persian Gulf export terminals, its president and chairman said Wednesday.
PAA to Extend Western Oklahoma Oil Pipeline
(Monday, May 20, 2013) Plains All American Pipeline announced it is constructing a 95-mile extension of its existing Oklahoma crude oil pipeline system to service increasing production from the Granite Wash, Hogshooter and Cleveland Sands producing areas.
Canadian PM Harper Takes Keystone Lobbying Campaign to U.S.
(Friday, May 17, 2013) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper took his case for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S., burnishing Canada's environmental credentials and saying the arguments for the project are "overwhelmingly on the side of approval."
More Violence Affects Final Stage Construction of Myanmar-China Pipeline
(Friday, May 17, 2013) Two Myanmar nationals working as subcontractors for CNPC were killed this week during shooting at a Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise compound near the Chinese border in the troubled Shan State of northern Myanmar.
Pemex Official: New Pipeline to Triple Gas Imports from U.S.
(Thursday, May 16, 2013) The construction of a natural gas pipeline from southern Texas to central Mexico for state-owned oil company Pemex will allow gas imports from the U.S. to triple, to around 3 billion cubic feet per day by 2015, a Pemex official said Wednesday.
Kurdish Govt to Convert Gas Pipeline for Oil Transport
(Thursday, May 16, 2013) Exports of natural gas from the Kurdish Region of Iraq to Turkey may start from 2015.
Oil-Price Discounts Will Persist Unless Oil-Sands Pipelines Are Built, IAE
(Wednesday, May 15, 2013) Failure to build needed oil sands pipelines--particularly Keystone XL--could result in persistent price discounts and slow expansion of the sector, even as North American production booms, the International Energy Agency warned Tuesday.
W.Va. Governor Celebrates New Gas Pipeline Law
(Wednesday, May 15, 2013) Saturday marked five months since an explosion in a Columbia Transmission Corp. gas pipeline in Sissonville destroyed four homes and melted part of Interstate 77.
New Brunswick Mayor Urges Pipeline Work for Canada's 'In-Between' Provinces
(Wednesday, May 15, 2013) A New Brunswick mayor says it's important that producers understand the advantages of a pipeline that would carry western crude oil to eastern refineries.
Alberta Revamps Energy Regulator
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) Alberta's energy sector is getting a regulatory overhaul as the province aims to burnish its environmental reputation.
Commencement of the China-Myanmar Oil and Gas Pipelines May Be Delayed
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) Operation of the Myanmar-China gas and oil pipeline may be delayed owing to recent clashes between government forces and ethnic militia fighters in Shan state, as well as 'fierce fighting' with the Kachin Independence Army, Reuters reported.
Trans Adriatic Pipeline Sees Shorter Route As Key Competitive Advantage
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) A major advantage of the TAP project is that it is approximately 450 km shorter than its rival, the Nabucco pipeline, and consequently is the most commercially viable gas transportation solution for bringing Caspian gas to Europe, a TAP exec said.
Turkey Offers to Help Iraq Build New Crude Export Pipelines
(Tuesday, May 14, 2013) Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has offered to help Iraq build new oil export infrastructure and support the OPEC member as its oil production is set to increase over the years to come.