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.
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.
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.
U.S. News » A judge has told federal officials to go back and review documents related to the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline after environmentalists accused the government of withholding details on the project’s approval. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana said Wednesday that the government must provide any relevant documents by March 21 or explain why they should be withheld. The ruling came in a lawsuit from environmentalists seeking to stop the 1,179-mile pipeline from Canada’s oil sands region to U.S. refineries.