Oil

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..

Iraqi Forces To Secure Iranian Border Areas For Oil Shipments

Iraqi forces will soon begin a plan to secure border areas near Iran in order to develop an oil export route to its neighboring country, according to a new report by Kurdistan24. A pair of anonymous Iraqi officials told Reuters that the plan to strengthen Baghdad’s presence in the Hamrin mountain r..

Seattle Activist Sentenced in 4-State Oil Pipeline Protest

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An environmental activist from Seattle was sentenced Tuesday to serve one year in prison for targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota. Michael Foster, 53, cut through a chain link fence and turned a shut-off valve on the Keystone pipeline in northeastern North Dakota on Oct. ..

Canadian Regulators Issue First Detailed Route Hearing Decisions for Trans Mountain Expansion

The National Energy Board (NEB) today issued the first four detailed route hearing decisions for the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline. The decisions for detailed route hearings in Segments 1 & 2 cover portions of the pipeline route west from Edmonton to just before the Jasper National Park boundar..

Dakota Access Protester Who Fired Gun to Remain Jailed

Woman accused of shooting at law enforcement officers during Dakota Access pipeline construction project protests to remain in jail.

Fine Imposed for Pipeline Spill on North Dakota Reservation

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crestwood Equity Partners has paid a $49,000 fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for a pipeline leak in 2014 that spilled 1 million gallons of produced water on the Fort Berthold Reservation in northwestern North Dakota and contaminated Lake Sakakawea. The EPA also ord..

Judge: Governor's Office Complied with Public Records Law Concerning Pipeline Project

Judge: Louisiana governor complied with public records law concerning environmental groups' request for Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project documents.

BHGE AM '18: CEO Simonelli pushes improved project economics in new energy cycle

FLORENCE—Lorenzo Simonelli, Chairman and CEO of BHGE, opened up the 2018 BHGE Annual Meeting (BHGE AM) in Florence, Italy, on January 29 with a talk welcoming attendees. The 19th Annual Meeting is a record year for attendance, according to the CEO. New energy cycle brings strength, lasting change. ..

Oil Barrel Prices Hang Above $60 as National Stockpile Falls

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The price of a barrel of oil has remained above $60 as figures show the national stockpile has fallen for the 10th week in a row. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the national benchmark closed at $65.51 Thursday, compared to a mid-$40s low hit in June. The crude oil prices a..

Canadian Pipeline Construction Project Approved

Canadian regulators approve pipeline construction project.

First Nations Tribes To Oppose Tanker Ban Set To Threaten Eagle Spirit Pipeline

First Nations work to raise money to challenge legislation that threatens the Eagle Spirit pipeline in Canada.

Judge: Louisiana Records Law Doesn't Apply to Pipeline Plan

Louisiana judge rejects environmental groups' Bayou Bridge pipeline construction project claim.

Will Keystone XL Ever See The Light Of Day?

Despite securing 20-year commitments for the Keystone XL pipeline construction project this month, TransCanada has yet to make a final investment decision.

Trafigura Set To Increase US Oil Exports

Trafigura signs long-term agreement to transport 300,000 bpd via the Cactus II pipeline construction project.

Nebraska Senator Pulls Pipeline Bill Inspired by Keystone XL

Nebraska senator withdraws bill that would change the state's oil pipeline regulations.

North Dakota Mineral Resources Director Says More Pipelines Needed

North Dakota's director of mineral resources says the state needs more oil and gas pipeline construction projects

Pipeline Construction Contract Awarded

National Petroleum Construction Company has received a contract for an oil and gas pipeline construction project off the west coast of India.

U.S. Regulators Keep Keystone Capacity Capped At 80 Percent

TransCanada says U.S. regulators are still requiring the Keystone pipeline to operate at 80 percent capacity after the key vein suffered a 5,000-barrel leak a couple of months ago, according to a new report by Reuters. Genscape said the pipeline averaged a 524,000-bpd flow rate last week. The reduc..

Plains All American Proceeding with Construction of Cactus II Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline to move ahead with the Cactus II pipeline construction project.

Dakota Access Protester Pleads Guilty in Shooting Incident

Dakota Access pipeline construction project protester pleads guilty.

The Hurdles Never Seem to End for Keystone XL

TransCanada continues to encounter hurdles concerning the Keystone XL pipeline construction project.

China Expanding its Oil and Gas Pipeline Network

China to invest in oil and gas pipeline construction projects over the next decade.

North Dakota Oil Industry Missed Natural Gas Flaring Target in October

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Revised numbers show North Dakota’s oil industry failed to meet the state’s natural gas flaring goals in October. The latest numbers from the Mineral Resources Department show the industry flared slightly more than 16 percent of natural gas produced in October — not 15 percent..

Mainline Extension Part of Plains, Matador Resources Strategic Partnership

Matador Resources Company today announced a strategic relationship between a subsidiary of the company’s 51%-owned midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC, and a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. to gather and transport crude oil in the Rustler Breaks asset area in Eddy Coun..