Some U.S. oil refiners are increasingly doubtful that the Keystone XL pipeline will ever be constructed and say the construction of rival oil pipelines has greatly reduced the necessity of the project, The Wall Street Journal reports.
In comments written on the State Department's Keystone XL pipeline review, TransCanada acknowledged opponents's concerns, saying oil sands could sink below the surface if spilled in water, E&E reports.
The Interior Department has raised fresh environmental concerns about TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, suggesting the project could harm national parks and wildlife by increasing man-made light and noise pollution.
The department outlined the concerns in written comments by the Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, filed on April 29 to the State Department, on its draft supplemental environmental impact statement. The comments were made public late last week.
Oil regulators in Montana are puzzled by the decisions of organizations in California to condemn the Keystone XL pipeline, asking why an entity in a faraway state would take such interest, Bloomberg reports.
With the belief that the State Department could rule on the Keystone XL pipeline by the end of the year, proponents and opponents of the project are doubling down for a home-stretch lobbying effort nationwide, The Hill reports.
TORONTO (AP) — Pipeline company TransCanada said Thursday it will proceed with a $12 billion plan to pipe 1.1 million barrels of oil per day from Western Canada to the country's Atlantic coast — moving enough oil to replace all imports in Eastern Canada and still have enough left for exporting crude overseas.
Support for a review of any proposal to send Canadian oil sands crude through the Portland Montreal Pipe Line by Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire has environmentalists wondering if she will rethink her support for the Keystone XL project, E&E reports.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that pits an electronics manufacturer against North Carolina landowners over groundwater pollution and whether a state statute takes precedence over federal law that exempts toxic waste cases from deadlines, E&E reports.
All four candidates vying for the Republican nomination to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., in the November election said they didn’t think climate change was a fact, when asked the question in a debate Tuesday night, The Hill reports.
Arch Coal’s investment in DKRW’s proposed coal gasification plant has cost it $57 million, according to the annual report the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Casper Star-Tribune reports.
The EU’s top energy official will discuss sending gas to Ukraine through Slovakia in negotiations Thursday, and on Monday Moscow hosts Kiev’s energy minister for talks on Russian gas prices for Ukraine, Reuters reports.
Phil Radford, who became the youngest person to head the American operation for Greenpeace, is departing after four years of working on broadening the environmental group’s reach, National Journal reports.
The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection has lifted an eight month ban on the country’s two biggest refiners starting new projects, after China National Petroleum Corp. and Sinopec met pollution targets, The Wall Street Journal reports.