Oil

API Backs EPA Decision to Roll Back Obama-Era Clean Air Standards

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today issued the following statement in support of the EPA’s amendments to its oil and gas air emissions standards and the proposed withdrawal of EPA’s 2016 emissions guidance (Control Technique Guidelines). “We welcome EPA’s technical modifications to its NSP..

Judge Says She Blocked Louisiana Pipeline Permit on ‘Irreparable Harm’ Concern

Federal judge says she halted work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project to prevent further “irreparable harm” to wetlands.

Kurdish-Iraqi Deal Could Restore Oil Production

Iraq’s oil production could begin to rise after a tentative deal was agreed to by the Kurdish Regional Government and the central government in Baghdad. The two sides reached an accord that is expected to lead to the restart of oil flows through a Kurdish pipeline to Turkey, which has been shut dow..

Mexico Annual Oil Output Falls Below 2 Million Barrels a Day

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s annual crude oil and gas output has fallen below 2 million barrels per day for the first time since comparable yearly records were kept starting in 1990. State-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos reported average daily output for 2017 was about 52,000 barrels short of ..

Appeals Begin over Halted Pipeline Through Atchafalaya Basin

Energy Transfer Partners asks judge to suspend order temporarily halting work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

MPLX Announces Successful Joint Binding Open Season on Cushing-to-Patoka Pipeline Expansion

MPLX LP today announced that its subsidiaries MPLX Ozark Pipe Line LLC (Ozark) and Marathon Pipe Line LLC (MPL) have completed a successful joint binding open season on the company’s Cushing-to-Patoka Pipeline Expansion Project, which includes increasing capacity on the Ozark and Woodpat pipelines f..

Judge Agrees to Halt Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction

Federal judge orders work stoppage on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

Wyoming Joins Iowa, Ohio In Anti-Pipeline Protest Legislation

Legislation designed to deter protests of pipeline construction projects proposed in Wyoming.

ETP Eyes New Crude Pipeline from Permian Basin to Nederland, Texas

Energy Transfer Partners says it is considering proceeding with a new crude oil pipeline construction project in the Permian Basin.

Plains All American: Capacity Fully Committed on Cactus II

Plains All American Pipeline says capacity is now fully committed on the Cactus II pipeline construction project.

Foes Blast Trump on Offshore Drilling; Industry Pushes Back

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world’s largest Navy base and imperil the coast’s tourism ..

Judge Orders Gov't Review of Keystone Pipeline Documents

Judge says federal officials must review Keystone XL pipeline construction project documents again.

Gibson Energy to Proceed with Viking Pipeline Project

Gibson Energy receives authorization to proceed with the Viking Pipeline Project.

Groups Want Details on Trump's Approval of Keystone Pipeline

Environmental groups ask judge to force the Trump administration to turn over Keystone XL pipeline construction project documents.

Colorado’s Top Oil, Gas Regulator Joining Energy Consultancy

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s top oil and gas regulator is stepping down to take a job with an energy consulting company. The Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said Tuesday Director Matt Lepore is resigning on March 4 after more than five years in the job. He’ll become legal counsel and strategic adv..

Oil Pipeline Spill Cleanup Underway in Oklahoma City

YUKON, Okla. (AP) — A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup is underway in suburban Oklahoma City where about 2,000 barrels of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline. EPA on-scene coordinator Mike McAteer said Tuesday that workers are skimming oil off the surface of a 7-acre ..

Pipeline Politics Destroyed Canada’s Reputation for Investors

It took a decade. It happened so gradually few noticed. Those who did were regarded as alarmist. Those opposed who participated, knowingly or otherwise, in an organized, well-financed, multi-year plan to destroy the future of the oil sands were pleased. No country in the world has written more abou..

Iraqi Oil Minister To Discuss Ceyhan Exports In Turkey

Iraqi oil minister Jabbar al-Luiebi is set to visit Turkey this week to discuss the future of the Ceyhan-Kirkuk oil pipeline, a statement from the Iraqi oil minister said on Monday, according to Reuters. Turkey and Iraq are warming to each other as the two nations seek to undermine the ability of f..

North Dakota Petroleum Council Reconvenes Task Force to Look at Flaring

North Dakota struggles to meet flaring goals as it needs more pipeline construction projects to meet rising natural gas production.

Canada’s Oil Crisis Continues To Worsen

Canada is in dire need of more oil pipeline construction projects.

U.S. Plans Largest Ever Oil & Gas Lease Sale In Gulf Of Mexico

The largest oil and gas lease sale for waters in the Gulf of Mexico in U.S. history will occur on March 21st, according to an announcement by the Trump administration on Friday. Less than a year ago, a similar auction in the same body of water generated little interest from energy companies. The I..

Pipeline Leaks Oil into Pond Near Central Oklahoma Neighborhood

YUKON, Okla. (AP) – Authorities say oil from a broken pipeline has spilled into a pond near a central Oklahoma neighborhood. Officials say oil began flowing into the pond about 3:35 a.m. Sunday near a neighborhood in Yukon, Oklahoma, located about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. Oi..

Kinder Morgan Gets Green Light On Part Of Trans Mountain Pipeline

Canada’s National Energy Board has given Kinder Morgan the go-ahead to start construction work on a tunnel entrance in British Columbia’s Burnaby Mountain that will be part of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. The board also approved the expanded pipeline’s route in the part where the tunne..

TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Spill Cleanup on Schedule

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says cleanup of a massive on-shore oil spill from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota is halfway finished. Last November, the pipeline leaked 210,000 gallons of crude oil onto agricultural land in Marshall County, one of the largest on-shore oil spills in the U...

Saudi Arabia Vows To Cut More Production To Stabilize Oil Market

Saudi Arabia will cut additional 100,000 bpd of its oil production next month and keep its exports below 7 million bpd in March in a bid to help clear the global oversupply and counteract the recent oil market volatility. Saudi Aramco, the state oil giant, will pump 100,000 bpd less crude oil in Ma..

Colombia’s Oil Industry Faces 3 Big Problems

Colombia’s beleaguered oil patch remains under considerable pressure. Aside from falling investment and a lack of proven reserves that has led to fears that it only can support another five years of production at current rates, it continues to experience considerable disruptions and outages. The fa..

Colorado Petroleum Council Supports New Pipeline Regulations

The Colorado Petroleum Council says it supports the state's newly approved oil and gas pipeline regulations.

Colorado OKs New Rules for Oil, Gas Pipelines After Fatal Blast

New oil and gas pipeline regulations approved in Colorado.

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Ruling Expected This Week

A federal judge is expected to soon decide whether to grant environmental groups' requests to halt work on the Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project.

Judge Hears Testimony About Bayou Bridge Pipeline Environmental Impacts

Federal judge hears testimony concerning Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project environmental impacts.