Government, Business, Fuel

North Dakota Regulators OK Dakota Access Pipeline Expansion

A section of the Dakota Access pipeline is shown during construction in September 2016. A section of the Dakota Access pipeline is shown during construction in September 2016. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota regulators on Feb. 19 unanimously approved expanded capacity for the Dakota Access pipeline, saying they believed the project had met exhaustive state and federal requirements.

James MacPherson | Associated Press
February 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

CEOs, Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Canadian Rail Protests

Pipeline protesters countered pro-pipeline demonstrations in Ottawa, Ontario, in February 2019. Protesters countered pro-pipeline demonstrations in Ottawa, Ontario, in February 2019. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Escalating protests against a Canadian natural gas pipeline are putting shipments of grain, propane, lumber and consumer goods in jeopardy and prompting consternation among executives and lawmakers.

Divya Balji and Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

US House Transportation Committee Advances Pipeline Safety Bill

oil pipeline An oil pipeline. The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced the measure Nov. 19. (Getty Images)

Legislation that aims to enhance safety across pipeline systems, as well as tackle concerns related to climate change, recently was advanced by a panel in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trudeau Team Seeks to Calm Oil Patch Fears of Pipeline Debacle

A petroleum pipeline crossing marker next to road in Canada A petroleum pipeline crossing marker stands near the Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, British Columbia, on April 11, 2018. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News)

One of Justin Trudeau’s top lieutenants says the Canadian prime minister will proceed with an expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline even as he’s now likely to share power with the more environmentally minded New Democratic Party.

Kevin Orland | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Enbridge Pipeline Contracts Seen Putting Power in Refiner Hands

Anti-oil graffiti Graffiti reading "Respect The Sea, No Oil" is seen on a bridge in Massett, British Columbia, Canada. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News)

Enbridge Inc.’s plan to contract space on its Mainline oil pipeline system is drawing the ire of producers who argue the new system will give too much power to Midwest refiners.

August 28, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Pipelines Add Room on ‘Unrelenting’ Demand for Canada’s Oil

Oil Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

U.S. refiners want more Canadian oil, and pipeline companies are finding ways to get it to them. Companies are adding space to their congested oil export pipelines from Canada even as plans for bigger expansions and new lines face delays.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
August 2, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Canadian Oil Rally May Falter Amid Pipeline Delay, Deloitte Says

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The stubborn, sharp rise in Canadian heavy crude prices finally may falter later this year, when swelling output overwhelms a pipeline system that will be lacking a key project producers had counted on, according to Deloitte.

April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

North Dakota Pipeline Company Gauges Interest in Expanding Oil Volume

Dakota Pipeline Work being done one the Dakota Access Pipeline in S.D. (Tom Stromme/Associated Press)

BISMARCK, N.D. — The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline is gauging shippers’ interest in a possible expansion of the volume of crude oil moved through the pipeline from 500,000 barrels to 570,000 barrels per day, despite ongoing tribal efforts to shut the pipeline down.

October 22, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Michigan, Canadian Pipeline Company Reach Agreement

Michigan bridge Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge have agreed to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes with another that would run through a tunnel far below the lake bed.

John Flesher | Associated Press
October 3, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

States to Receive $49 Million in Pipeline Safety Grants

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

More than $49 million in grants will be distributed to states for safety inspections, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced July 1.

July 5, 2016