Oil

Minnesota Governor Vows Veto of Bill Authorizing Enbridge Pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he’d veto a bill that would kick start construction of a crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota. The years-long review process for the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline is nearing its conclusion. The Public Utilities Co..

Operators Race to Build Pipelines as Permian Nears Takeaway Capacity

Numerous crude oil pipeline construction projects are currently underway as the Permian Basin nears its takeaway capacity.

North Dakota to Ask Feds for Money for Pipeline Protest Cost

North Dakota to ask feds for money to cover costs associated with Dakota Access pipeline construction project protests.

Michigan Regulators OK More Support Anchors For Line 5 Pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – State officials have given Enbridge Inc. permission to install 22 more anchor supports along twin pipelines at the bottom of the waterway linking Lakes Michigan and Huron. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality issued a permit last week allowing the supports for Line..

Russia Holds Firm as Top Crude Oil Supplier to China

BEIJING (Reuters) – Russia kept its spot as the largest crude oil supplier to China in February, data showed on Friday, a role it held in January and for the past two years on an annual basis. Russia supplied 5.052 million tonnes, or 1.32 million barrels per day (bpd) last month, up 17.8 percent fr..

TechnipFMC Receives EPCI Contract for Malaysian Pipeline Project

TechnipFMC wins EPCI contract for an oil pipeline construction project off the Malaysian coast.

Mandated Study of Dakota Access Pipeline to Miss Completion Goal

Federal officials say more time is needed to complete an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline construction project.

Enbridge Pipeline Raises Concerns in Minnesota

Minnesota residents concerned about pipeline construction project.

More Trans Mountain Route Hearings Begin in Canada

Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) has commenced Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Lower Mainland area to solicit comments from landowners who have raised concerns with the proposed route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.. The hearings, which are being held in Burnaby. B.C., started Marc..

Trans-Alaska Pipeline Fights 22 Million Cyberattacks Per Day

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alyeska Pipeline Service Company’s chief information officer said his team fights off about 22 million cyberattacks per day. Bill Rosetti said that at the Anchorage headquarters for the trans-Alaska pipeline, his team is kept busy by mass, automated attacks — often fr..

Appeals Court Lifts Halt to Louisiana Pipeline Construction

Appeals court says work can resume on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

Minnesota Regulators OK Environmental Review for Disputed Oil Pipeline

Minnesota regulators approve the final environmental review for Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline construction project.

API: U.S. Petroleum Demand Near Its Highest Levels In 11 Years

According to the latest monthly report by the American Petroleum Institute (API), U.S. petroleum demand hit 20.3 million bpd in February, up by more than a million bpd from February of last year and nearing record highs not seen for more than a decade. “The economy and energy demand have continued ..

Iran Signs $740 Million Agreement on Oil Project

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run oil company has signed a $740 million agreement with a Russian-Iranian consortium to develop two oil fields near the Iraqi border. Under the agreement signed Wednesday, there will be a 48,000-barrel daily production of crude for a 10-year span in oil fields in A..

Interior Department to Send $18 Million from Oil and Gas Drilling to Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department will send $18 million from oil and gas development from Colorado’s Roan Plateau back to the state. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made the announcement Tuesday during a Senate committee hearing. The money is leftover from the cleanup of Anvil Points, a nav..

Iraq to Increase Kirkuk Oilfields Output to Supply Refineries

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s state-run North Oil Company (NOC) has begun testing operations at its Avana and Bai Hassan oilfields in Kirkuk to increase crude supply for domestic refineries, Iraqi officials said on Wednesday. “We have started testing operations at Avana and Bai Hassan oilfields to pre..

Company Urges Appeals Court to Lift Halt to Pipeline Work

Energy Transfer Partners urges federal appeals court to lift order halting work on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction project.

Court Hears Bid to Resume Work on Oil Pipeline

Federal appeals court yet to make decision after hearing arguments concerning whether work on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline construction project should resume.

Appeals Court Weighs Resuming Pipeline Project in Louisiana

Federal appeals court to hear Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project arguments today.

New Mexico Marks Record Year for Oil Production

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oil producers have set a record for the number of barrels pumped in New Mexico last year, and industry experts said Monday that output from the basin that straddles the Texas-New Mexico border is expected to double over the next several years. Data from the U.S. Energy Info..

Court: TransCanada Doesn't Have to Pay Keystone XL Landowner Attorneys

Nebraska Supreme Court rules TransCanada doesn't have to pay attorneys that defended landowners in Keystone XL pipeline construction project dispute.

More Trans Mountain Route Hearings Scheduled in Canada

Canada’s National Energy Board has scheduled Detailed Route Hearings in the B.C. Lower Mainland area to solicit comments from landowners who have raised concerns with the proposed route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The hearings, to be held in Burnaby. B.C., will begin March 14, 2018 and..

Indigenous, Environmental Leaders Protest Canada Pipeline

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Indigenous leaders are calling on people to raise their voices Saturday to stop a $5.7 billion pipeline ($7.4 billion Canadian) expansion project that pumps oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Pacific Coast. The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by the Canadian div..

Washington Legislature OKs Bill to Boost State's Oil Safety Measures

Washington state legislators approve new oil pipeline regulation.

Appeals Court to Review Halt in Louisiana Pipeline Work

Federal appeals court schedules hearing for next week to review judge's order halting work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

CERAWEEK-Energy Execs Say Tariff Gambit Could Hit Shale, LNG Project Costs

U.S. energy executives say President Trump's decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs could raise the costs of pipeline construction projects.

Zinke Says Interior Should be a Partner with Oil Companies

HOUSTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says his agency should be a partner with oil and gas companies that seek to drill on public land and that long regulatory reviews with an uncertain outcome are “un-American.” Speaking Tuesday to a major energy-industry conference, Zinke described the Tru..

Velocity Completes Crude Pipeline, Begins Another

Velocity Midstream Partners completes work on a crude oil pipeline construction project in Oklahoma's SCOOP play.

U.S. Interior Chief Holds off on Federal Oil Lease Sale After Outcry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Monday he has postponed a second federal oil and gas lease sale planned for March in less than a week in response to local opposition to the possibility of drilling near national parks and monuments. Zinke said the Interior’s Bureau ..

Detailed Route Hearings Begin in B.C. Interior for Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The National Energy Board (NEB) has commenced Detailed Route Hearings to solicit comments from landowners in the B.C. Interior who have raised concerns with the detailed route of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. The hearings, which are being held in Clearwater, B.C., began March 5, 2018 and wi..