Oil

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..

US Oil Expected to Meet Most of World's Growth in Demand

HOUSTON (AP) — A global energy watchdog says booming production in the United States will meet 80 percent global growth in demand for oil over the next five years. The International Energy Agency believes slow growth from OPEC will be offset by oilfields in the U.S. The group, based in Paris, issu..

West Virginia Senate Passes Oil and Gas Drilling Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill to allow drilling for oil and natural gas beneath property where 75 percent of owners of its royalty interests agree. The measure passed 23-11 Saturday. It will have to be reconciled with the House-passed version. Under current la..

Canada’s First Nations Seek Bigger Stakes, Profits from Oil Sector

Canada’s First Nations seek bigger say in oil and gas pipeline construction projects.

Russian Hackers Target U.S. Energy Infrastructure

Russia has been trying to interfere with U.S. energy markets and influence U.S. energy policy by using Russian operatives to troll social media platforms with divisive and inflammatory posts, a report by House Republicans has revealed. The report—issued by the United States House of Representatives..

Major Canadian Heavy Oil Producer Slows Production

Pipeline construction project delays prompt Canada's largest heavy oil and gas producer to slow output.

Trump EPA Moves to Roll Back More Clean Air and Water Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration said Thursday it is rewriting Obama-era rules governing pollution from oil and gas operations and coal ash dumps, moves that opponents say will significantly weaken protections for human health and the environment. The changes proposed by the Environmental..

Mexico to Offer First-Ever Shale Blocks in Sept Auction

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico will auction development rights to shale blocks in September, marking the first time the country has offered private oil companies the chance to develop the resource, which has been booming in the United States for years. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH), Me..

Open Season Launched to Expand Bakken Pipeline System

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. today announced that its subsidiaries Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC (ETCO) have launched a Binding Expansion Open Season to solicit shipper commitments for expanded joint tariff transportation service from the from the Ba..

API: Trump Administration Must Minimize Harm to Infrastructure and Jobs from Steel Tariffs

API President Jack Gerard says the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could harm pipeline construction projects.