Offshore Oil and Gas Operators Want Less Regulation, but Surprise Inspections Find Serious Safety Problems

The New York Times » More than 50 inspectors, traveling on helicopters, conducted surprise inspections on about 40 offshore platforms and drilling rigs. The results were still being compiled but the inspectors found serious problems, including some that were potentially life threatening.

2018-03-20T07:51:35+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Non-Renewable Sources|

Dakota Access Pipeline gauges oil industry interest in expanding capacity

The Bismarck Tribune » The company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline is gauging the oil industry’s interest in shipping additional oil from the Bakken to the Gulf Coast. Energy Transfer Partners recently announced it is soliciting commitments from the industry to expand the capacity of the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline and the Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline.

2018-03-06T14:43:13+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Non-Renewable Sources, North Dakota|

Atlantic Coast Pipeline gets another NC permit; one more to go

The News & Observer » North Carolina officials on Tuesday issued the latest state permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, bringing the $6 billion interstate natural gas pipeline just one state permit away from the finish line. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality issued an air quality permit for a compressor station to be built in Northampton County.

2018-02-28T16:58:57+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Non-Renewable Sources, North Carolina|

Energy Transfer Partners appeals revocation of Louisiana pipeline permit

Reuters » An Energy Transfer Partners subsidiary on Monday appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Louisiana that halted construction on a portion of its Bayou Bridge crude oil pipeline, according to court documents. The motion came after U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick on Friday issued a preliminary injunction revoking a needed permit for the pipeline, which is already under construction.

2018-02-28T10:59:15+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Louisiana, Non-Renewable Sources|
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