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  • Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

    September 25, 2014 1:43 AM

    CIUDAD MIER, Mexico - Mexico has overcome 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and... more »
  • New safety requirements set for Keystone pipeline

    May 27, 2014 2:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project. The defects involved high rates of bad welds, dented pipe and damaged pipeline coating - and... more »
  • Pipeline, energy bill backers vow to keep up fight Play Video

    May 13, 2014 2:21 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Supporters of a popular energy savings bill and the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline say they will keep trying to force Senate action on the measures, even after they were defeated amid partisan gridlock in the Senate. The energy legislation would tighten efficiency guidelines for new federal... more »
  • Democratic leader blocks Senate vote on Keystone

    May 7, 2014 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are refusing to let supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to use an energy efficiency bill as a vehicle to attempt winning congressional approval for the controversial project. Majority Leader Harry Reid used a parliamentary move Wednesday to block a Republican amendment on the pipeline... more »
  • Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

    May 6, 2014 11:01 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has voted to take up a bill that supporters of the Keystone XL oil pipeline want to use as a vehicle to authorize immediate construction of the proposed pipeline from Canada to the United States. The 79-20 vote to limit debate on an energy efficiency bill... more »
  • Senators pushing for Keystone pipeline vote

    May 1, 2014 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Democratic Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is joining with Republicans to authorize the immediate construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Landrieu and Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota introduced the legislation and expect a vote within the coming days. They say they have the support of... more »
  • Leaking gas pipeline secured in Assumption Parish

    February 27, 2014 11:40 AM

    ASSUMPTION PARISH - A pipeline valve that was leaking gas and emitting a loud noise has been secured in Assumption Parish. Acadian Gas reported the check valve on their pipeline opened Thursday morning. The noise could be heard throughout the community of Bayou Corne. Workers were able to... more »
  • Keystone XL oil pipeline clears hurdle

    January 31, 2014 2:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada has cleared a significant hurdle after the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction. The department's says Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed regardless of U.S. action on the pipeline and other options to get the... more »
  • Top Obama advisor not part of Keystone decision

    December 11, 2013 12:17 PM

    WASHINGTON - A new senior adviser to President Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL pipeline. The hiring of John Podesta was cheered by environmental groups. Podesta has spoken out against the pipeline. He is the founder of the Center for American Progress, a liberal think... more »
  • Jindal demands flood board drop coastal lawsuit

    July 24, 2013 5:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says a lawsuit filed by a flood protection board against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies is a "trial lawyer windfall." The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East filed the suit in state court in New Orleans Wednesday. The lawsuit says oil and... more »
  • Both sides hopeful after Obama's pipeline comments

    June 25, 2013 3:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas are each finding some reason for optimism in President Barack Obama's comments today about the standard that should be applied in approving or rejecting the project. Obama, in a speech at Georgetown University, said the pipeline... more »
  • Baker to upgrade city's natural gas pipelines

    April 10, 2013 8:37 AM

    BAKER - The Baker City Council has approved a bid for a project in the works for more than 20 years to upgrade some of the city's natural gas pipelines. Mayor Harold Rideau says the city has been trying to secure funding since 1990 to upgrade some natural gas pipelines... more »
  • Coast Guard: emergency ends where tug hit pipeline

    March 19, 2013 4:31 PM

    LAFITTE- An emergency situation near the Gulf of Mexico has ended, according to the Coast Guard. Last Tuesday, a tugboat and barge collided with a pipeline causing an explosion and a fire that burned for days. The four crew onboard the tug escaped, but the captain sustained second... more »
  • Barge separated from tug wreckage in La. bayou

    March 15, 2013 11:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard says a salvage company has separated a barge carrying tens of thousands of gallons of oil from the wreckage of a tugboat that struck a gas pipeline in a coastal Louisiana bayou, triggering a massive fire. Workers were monitoring the barge Friday to prepare... more »
  • Flight restrictions where pipeline still burns

    March 14, 2013 4:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Coast Guard has placed temporary flight restrictions over a coastal Louisiana bayou where a pipeline fire continues to burn two days after it was touched off by a tugboat accident. The restrictions announced Thursday affect flights below 5,000 feet and within a mile of the accident... more »
  • Genesis Energy plans Baton Rouge area expansion

    February 4, 2013 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Genesis Energy is expanding its presence in the Baton Rouge area, with plans to build a crude oil pipeline that will connect to ExxonMobil's refinery. The Houston-based company supports refinery and chemical operations with pipeline transportation, supplies and logistics. It announced the $125 million project Monday. Construction... more »
  • Final Keystone pipeline decision still months away

    January 23, 2013 6:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman's approval of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline puts the long-delayed project back in the hands of the federal government. But don't look for a quick decision on the $7 billion project, which would carry oil from Canada to the... more »
  • Feds say delay worsened 2011 oil spill

    January 2, 2013 1:07 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been. Department of Transportation investigators say the volume of the 1,500-barrel spill could have been cut by about two-thirds if pipeline... more »
  • State wants updated risk plan on nearby cavern

    August 14, 2012 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agencies say they've asked the company owning a natural gas pipeline that was bent by an expanding sinkhole in Assumption Parish for an updated risk management plan on a nearby butane storage cavern. Crosstex Energy LP of Dallas owns a storage cavern 1,600 feet from the... more »
  • ExxonMobil rushes to clean up oil leak Play Video

    April 30, 2012 5:37 PM

    TORBERT, La.- ExxonMobil is rushing to clean up at least 80,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from one of their pipelines over the weekend. Engineers in Houston noticed a loss of pressure in the pipeline Saturday night and immediately shut it down, but the source of the leak... more »
  • Obama defends handling of Keystone pipeline

    March 22, 2012 11:01 AM

    CUSHING, Okla.- President Barack Obama is defending his administration's handling of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, saying Congress made it impossible for him to make an informed decision. Obama says experts needed a certain amount of time to review the Keystone project, which would have run from Canada to Texas.... more »
  • TransCanada touts oil pipeline from Okla. to Texas

    February 27, 2012 11:15 AM

    WASHINGTON- A Canadian company says it will build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. Calgary-based TransCanada says the new project does not require presidential approval, since it does not cross a U.S. border. The shorter pipeline is... more »
  • TransCanada hopes for 2015 Keystone start up date

    February 14, 2012 11:26 AM

    TORONTO- TransCanada has pushed back the possible start up date of a controversial pipeline that would carry Canadian oil to refineries in Texas. The Calgary, Alberta-based company said Tuesday in an earnings release that its executives continue to work with Nebraska to determine the best route that avoids Nebraska's environmentally... more »
  • Report: Natural gas pipeline explosion in Pride

    February 13, 2012 3:08 AM

    ZACHARY - A natural gas pipeline has burst in the Pride area, according to the Zachary Fire Department. Officials are working to evacuate residents within a half-mile of Peairs and Reames roads. DOTD has shut down Peairs Rd. at Reames to thru traffic. Fire department officials say... more »
  • Canada Optimistic about Controversial Pipeline

    November 7, 2011 7:34 PM

    The natural resources minister of Canada says he's "cautiously optimistic" an oil pipeline from western Canada will be built to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Joe Oliver says he would prefer a decision from the Obama administration this year and says a delay won't kill the project. Oliver says a delay... more »
  • Cameron Ship Channel reopened after pipeline rupture

    April 1, 2011 3:29 PM

    CAMERON, La. - The Calcasieu Ship Channel has been reopened following a rupture of a natural gas pipeline. The Coast Guard says a dredging barge reported the rupture late Wednesday, forcing the channel's closure. The channel was reopened late Thursday after sonar scans of the pipeline showed no problems... more »
  • Ship channel closed by pipeline rupture

    March 31, 2011 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Calcasieu Ship Channel has been closed because of a ruptured petroleum pipeline near Cameron. The Coast Guard says a dredging barge reported the rupture late Wednesday, forcing the channel's closure. The Coast Guard says a crew that flew over Thursday did not see any... more »
  • Pipeline experts say CA explosion unlikely in BR

    September 10, 2010 9:28 PM

    In Louisiana, 50,000 miles of pipeline stretch through dozens of communities. There are few high-pressure lines, like the one that exploded in California Thursday, but pipeline experts said they're some of the most monitored. They're hidden in plain sight-- pipelines carrying natural gas underneath homes and whole neighborhoods. "You have... more »
  • Centuries-old shipwrecks found

    March 9, 2010 8:10 PM

    Laying an underwater pipeline in the Baltic Sea has uncovered a treasure trove for archaeologists. Twelve shipwrecks that are unusually well-preserved were found and one may date back to medieval times. The others are likely from the 17th and 18th centuries. The Baltic Sea doesn't have the ship worm that... more »

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