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Political stumbles, savvy activists knock Canada's oil sector to its knees

Activists 'kicked the snot out of Corporate Canada'

Activists "kicked the snot out of Corporate Canada."

Does it make sense to put oil pipelines alongside highways?

Pennsylvania state rep. thinks that the Turnpike would go great with giant tubes.

PA state representative Scott Petri is proposing gas pipelines that would run right next to the Turnpike. Does that sound like a good idea to you?

Keystone XL pipeline could raise Midwest gas prices by $.40 a gallon

The idea behind the politically contentious Keystone XL pipeline is to bring oil from Canada through the Midwestern US and then on to Texas for export throughout the world, mostly Europe and Latin America. A January 2012 report by NRDC and Oil Change International pointed out that the pipeline "will not increase America's oil supply (PDF

DOJ, Arkansas suing ExxonMobil over crude oil spill

Earlier this year, an ExxonMobil pipeline oil spill dumped around 5,000 barrels of heavy crude oil in suburban Mayflower, AR. It was a mess, and prompted a discussion about oil pipelines in the US, most notably the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Yesterday, the US Departmen

True cost of oil: ExxonMobil pipeline spills in Arkansas

The controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver tar sands oil mined in Alberta, Canada to Texas for cleanup and then return it to Canada has a number of serious issues and points of contention. Among the debates going on in Washington are which route would be us

Keystone XL Pipeline decision pushed back to 2013

After spending several years carefully reviewing the application from TransCanada for the permit necessary to run its Keystone XL pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada to the refineries and ports along the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Department of State has finally announced a decision. It has decided not to decide right now, saying it will wait until 2013 to decide, so it can spend more quality time examining routing options around certain environmentally sensitive parts of the S

BP, Conoco Philips scrap $35b Alaska natural gas pipeline project

Oil behemoths BP and ConocoPhillips have scrapped plans to build a $35 billion pipeline to move natural gas from Alaska to the Lower 48. BP and ConocoPhillips claim that the decision to abandon the massive natural gas pipeline project was driven by weak customer demand.

Pipeline operator successfully tests ethanol transport

There are plenty of perfectly valid arguments against the use of ethanol, particularly from food crops. However, one major one may be about to come off the table: transporting the alcohol fuel. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners is the largest independent pipeline operator in the United States. The company has recently completed successful test of sending ethanol through one of its pipelines in Florida. The ethanol was transported between Tampa and Orlando. Kinder Morgan will be making some additiona

India running low on oil, looks to Turkey (and beyond) for help

With India's emergence in recent years as a booming automotive market, the country needs a booming supply of oil to power all the new vehicles. Unfortunately for Indians, they don't have nearly enough domestically-produced oil, so they are forced to import their supplies from other countries. In an effort to reduce dependency on the Middle Eastern oil-producing nations, Indians are looking to get oil from countries in Central Asia and Africa. Purchasing the oil is a

Holy pipeline, Batman: Midwest-to-East-Coast route a possibility

There has been talk of a continental U.S. ethanol pipeline before. Back in 2006, Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) proposed legislation on the issue, but it didn't get very far. The idea didn't die, though. This p

BP may have Prudhoe Bay pumping by late September

The largest oil field in the U.S. in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska hasn't shipped a drop of oil since earlier this month when BP discovered severe corrosion inside some pipelines servicing the facility. Overnight eight percent of the country's daily supply of oil disappeared, about 400,000 barrels per day.

BREAKING! BP shuts down pipeline, gas prices on the way up

An already fragile U.S. oil supply was dealt a severe blow on Sunday, when BP Plc commenced shutting down the biggest oilfield in the U.S., Alaska's Prudhoe Bay, which produces 400,000 barrels a day.