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Sunoco Logistics: opposition won’t delay pipeline

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BY: Andrew Maykuth (Philadelphia Inquirer) Local opposition to a Sunoco Logistics Partners Marcellus Shale pipeline should not delay the project or add to its cost, the company’s president told investment analysts Wednesday. Michael J. Hennigan, chief executive of the Philadelphia pipeline company, said the 299-mile Mariner East pipeline project, which would transport natural gas liquids on an existing pipeline to ...

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Hazardous materials safety downsizes, pipelines continue to leak unreported

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has recently offered a number of their employees buyouts to decrease their staff by 9 percent. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is the federal regulator for the nation’s pipelines and crude railcars. Their website states that their mission is to “protect the people and the ...

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Canada still betting US will approve Keystone XL Pipeline

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (Reuters)— Canada remains confident Washington will ultimately approve the Keystone XL pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast, two prominent cabinet ministers said on Friday, adding that the latest U.S. delay is political and not based on environmental concerns. In his first public remarks on the controversial project, the country’s new energy minister, Greg Rickford, said he hoped the ...

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Transportation debate: As safety questions persist, crude oil transportation modes show differing records

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By John Hageman, The Dickinson Press As the national debate over the safety of crude oil transportation continues to swirl, two high-profile North Dakota incidents illustrate the risks associated with moving the commodity. More than 865,000 gallons of crude oil spewed out of an underground Tesoro pipeline near Tioga last September, causing millions of dollars in damage and requiring cleanup that ...

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Crude Weekly Update

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Growing oil Inventories Crude oil prices fell further on weakening winter demand and easing Ukraine tensions. The increase in crude and distillate stockpiles also pressured prices. On oil inventory, the EIA reported that total crude oil and petroleum products stocks rose 2.18 million barrels to 1034.86 million barrels in the week ended February 28. Crude stockpile increased 1.43 million barrels ...

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U.S. government looks for ways to boost energy infrastructure

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WASHINGTON Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:29pm EST (Reuters) – The Obama administration will look for ways the federal government could spur investment to improve infrastructure for transporting oil and natural gas supplies around the country, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Tuesday. Booming shale production has led to record high oil and gas output, but Moniz has acknowledged recently that the ...

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Emerging Technologies in Energy Production: Cirrus Aircraft

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By: Lydia Gilbertson, Bakken.com Oil field professionals have a tough work schedule (anywhere between 80-120 hours/wk or 15 hours a day). Many don’t get to see their families for weeks at a time, and spend most of their time traveling from project to project.  This lifestyle generates a sizeable income, though it can be extremely tiring for the people involved. ...

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Need for pipelines cited at Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference and Exhibition

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Marcellus shale drillers need more pipelines to get their bountiful supply of gas to market, but improving the delivery infrastructure could cause them growing pains. The challenge of growing the delivery network without pressuring prices with more supply is something on the minds of industry officials who are attending a conference in Pittsburgh this week. “All these supplies that we’re ...

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