Massachusetts gas explosions shine spotlight on century-old pipelines

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Sept 14 : Thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines in Massachusetts are leak-prone and need repair, utilities have told state regulators, highlighting aging energy infrastructure risks after explosions ripped through three towns outside of Boston this week. Federal investigators will examine pipeline maintenance in their probe into the Thursday night […]

Afghanistan’s 30-year pipe dream could bring power, industry

By Rod Nickel and Rupam Jain KABUL, April 19 : – Afghanistan is pressing ahead with plans to turn natural gas from an $8-billion pipeline into economic development, with projects ranging from fertilizer plants to power generation, but first it needs to start construction. The TAPI pipeline – named after the countries involved, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, […]

Judge revokes permit for Energy Transfer Partners’ Louisiana crude oil pipeline

By Liz Hampton Undated, Feb 24 : A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday revoked a permit for Energy Transfer Partners’ Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, halting work on a portion of the project following protests by local and environmental groups. The decision by a U.S. District court judge in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, underscores the […]

Nebraska clears path for Keystone XL pipeline, in boost for Trump

By Kevin O’Hanlon and Ethan Lou LINCOLN, Neb./CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 20 : Nebraska regulators approved a route for TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline through the state on Monday, lifting the last big regulatory obstacle for the long-delayed project that U.S. President Donald Trump wants built. The 3-2 vote by the Nebraska Public Service Commission helps […]

U.S. lawmakers ask DOJ if terrorism law covers pipeline activists

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 24 : U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change activists. Ken Buck, a Republican representative from Colorado, said […]

Native tribes around US vow to step up pipeline protests

By Valerie Volcovici and Liz Hampton WASHINGTON/HOUSTON, Feb 8 : Native American groups said they would step up efforts to block the development of energy infrastructure across the United States to prevent future water contamination and damage to sacred land, following the defeat for the Standing Rock Sioux in its battle against the 3.8 billion […]