North America

Coast Guard Still Investigating Cause of Line 5 Damage

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's still looking into what caused damage to underwater electric cables and oil pipelines in the channel that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Kinder Morgan: Recent Events Confirm Trans Mountain Expansion May be Untenable

Kinder Morgan says recent events confirm an investment in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion may be "untenable" and said Ottawa's pledge of financial support does not resolve political risk related to British Columbia's opposition.

API, Union Launch Pipeline Safety Training Program

Pipeline construction safety training program established that combines the best practices of both the U.S. oil and gas industry and building trades unions.

Oil Flow Resumes Through Damaged Great Lakes Pipelines

After being temporarily shut down due to harsh weather conditions, oil has resumed flowing again through Enbridge's Line 5.

Alberta Seeks to Cut Oil to British Columbia in Canada Pipeline Row

Alberta officials introduce legislation enabling the province to cut oil shipments to neighboring British Columbia because of an ongoing dispute concerning Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

DOE Offers $25 Million Cybersecurity Grant Following Pipeline Attacks

The U.S. Department of Energy is making $25 million available to enhance cybersecurity in America's energy sector.

Full Service Begins on Midland-to-Sealy Pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners has placed its 416-mile Midland-to-Sealy Pipeline in service with an expanded capacity of 540,000 bpd and capable of transporting batched grades of crude oil and condensate.

Underwater Vehicle to Inspect Damaged Great Lakes Oil Pipeline

Underwater vehicle to help Enbridge inspect recent Line 5 damage that may have been caused by a ship's anchor.

Trudeau Pledges Money, New Law for Trans Mountain

Canada's federal government takes steps to ensure Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project is completed.

Duke Energy Moves Forward with Ohio Gas Pipeline Application

Duke Energy Ohio moves forward with its application to construct the proposed Central Corridor Pipeline, a 13 mile, 20-inch natural gas pipeline designed to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers in southwest Ohio.

Senator Wants Temporary Halt of Oil Flow Through Line 5

Michigan senator says the flow of crude oil through Enbridge's Line 5 should be suspended until authorities determine how severely it was damaged by what may have been a ship anchor strike.

ETP Launches Open Season for Texas Diesel Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. launches an open season for a diesel fuel pipeline in Texas.

Southeastern Trail Expansion Project Application Filed

Williams Partners L.P. files an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeking authorization for the Southeastern Trail Expansion Project.

Canada's Trudeau to Meet Provincial Premiers on Pipeline Dispute

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will break off a foreign trip to return to Ottawa for a meeting on Sunday with the premiers of two provinces arguing over an oil pipeline.

New DJ Basin Midstream System to Be Built

Outrigger Energy II LLC has commenced development of a tri-stream midstream system in Weld County, Colo.

Canada's Trudeau to Press British Columbia to Accept Pipeline

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to pressure British Columbia into dropping its resistance to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

Michigan Governor: Vessel Damaged Line 5

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says twin oil pipelines beneath the waterway linking two of the Great Lakes were damaged by the same vessel believed to have caused a recent 600-gallon (2,270-liter) coolant fluid leak from electric cables.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Proposes North Carolina Expansion

Mountain Valley Pipeline developers plan to extend the project to carry natural gas into North Carolina.

Alberta Premier Says Province Willing to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline

Alberta says it could buy the Trans Mountain Expansion Project outright from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd as Canada's federal government reiterated it was "100 percent" behind the build.

Canada Considers Investing in Trans Mountain Expansion

Canada's natural resources minister says the federal government is considering investing in Kinder Morgan's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in an effort to get the project completed.

TransCanada Further Expands NGTL System

TransCanada places the Sundre Crossover Project into service in central Alberta, increasing the company’s capacity to transport natural gas on the NGTL System to downstream pipelines and key markets in the Pacific Northwest and California.

Expansion of Canada's Trans Mountain Pipeline in Doubt

Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada's oil sands to the Pacific Coast in doubt after the company announces a suspension in all non-essential activities and related spending on the project.

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.

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..

Canadian Regulators Approve TransCanada's Plans to Abandon Peace River Mainline

Canada's National Energy Board says TransCanada can proceed with pipeline construction project.

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..

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..

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.

Major Canadian Heavy Oil Producer Slows Production

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