Oil

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.

Canada Oil Group Tells Alberta, B.C. To Get It Together

Canadian oil group tells Alberta and British Columbia to settle oil pipeline construction project dispute.

Bahrain Arrests 4 in Pipeline Blast, Laying Blame on Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahraini authorities say police have arrested four men suspected of being behind a blast that ripped through a state-run oil pipeline in November. A statement by the Interior Ministry says two of those arrested received “intensive training” in Iranian Revolutionar..

Jordan, Iraq to Construct Oil and Gas Pipeline

Iraq and Jordan agree to move ahead with a twin oil and gas pipeline construction project.

Britain’s Most Important Oil Pipeline Down Again

The Forties pipeline had to be shut down for the second time in two months on Wednesday, leaving buyers worried about the infrastructure behind Britain’s oldest and most important oil route, according to a new report by Reuters. Operator Ineos said the facility should begin transporting fuels at it..

Mexico Pipeline Thefts at Record High, 10,363 Illegal Taps

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of illegal taps drilled into state-owned pipelines by fuel thieves in Mexico grew by more than 50 percent in 2017, with an average of about 28 illegal taps found every day. The government-owned oil company Pemex reported Wednesday that 10,363 taps were found in 2017, c..

Alberta Stops Importing B.C. Wine over Pipeline Dispute

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is banning wine imports from neighboring British Columbia over a dispute about a proposed pipeline. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Tuesday that the province is banning wine from British Columbia wineries effective immediately. ..

Trump Administration's Oil Drilling Plan Prompts Protests

SALEM (AP) — The Trump administration’s plan to drill for oil and gas off the coast of the United States drew protests Tuesday in Congress and on the streets. In Oregon, more than 100 protesters gathered outside the state capitol in Salem and planned to go to a hotel where the federal Bureau of Oce..