TransCanada

Alaska looks to terminate TransCanada pipeline deal

Source: 
Platts

Alaska is looking to terminate a contract negotiated with TransCanada to build a natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas project, as the development's circumstances have changed since the 2009 agreement to include more companies, Platts reports.

Oil

Contractor in Keystone XL review member of several industry groups

Source: 
Politico

Environmental Resources Management, one of the contractors that assisted the State Department's review of the Keystone XL pipeline, is a member of several energy industry organizations backing the project, drawing new scrutiny from environmentalists, Politico reports.

Oil

House Democrats push Obama to order new Keystone XL review

Source: 
The Hill

Citing corporate conflicts of interest, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and 23 other House Democrats called on President Obama not to accept an environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline by the State Department's current contractor, The Hill reports. 

Oil

Keystone XL's southern leg starts moving oil

Source: 
FuelFix

TransCanada said it began moving oil into the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, the first step for the pipeline to deliver oil from Cushing, Okla. to Gulf Coast refineries, FuelFix reports.

Oil

TransCanada pushes likely Keystone South delivery to mid-January

Source: 
Bloomberg

TransCanada Corp. said the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline would be ready to ship oil by mid-January, backing off the anticipated start date of Jan. 3 it submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Bloomberg reports.

Steyer hosting anti-Keystone summit today

Source: 
The Hill

NextGen Climate Action, founded by billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, will co-host hold a summit in Washington today to make the case that the Keystone XL pipeline will not meet President Obama's standards on carbon emissions, The Hill reports.

Oil

Oil sands opponents look to block rail projects

Source: 
Bloomberg

Environmental groups opposing the Keystone XL pipeline are also boosting campaigns to block crude-by-rail projects, in an effort to limit oil sands shipments from Canada, Bloomberg reports.

Official: Alaska eyeing equity stake in pipeline

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska official said Monday the state is looking at taking a multibillion-dollar equity stake in a major natural gas pipeline project as a way to protect its interests and help make the long-hoped-for project a reality.

Oil

TransCanada executive says new pipelines will face same hurdles as Keystone XL

Source: 
The Hill

TransCanada President for Energy and Oil Pipelines Alex Pourbaix said the regulatory challenges facing the Keystone XL pipeline will likely be the same for other cross-border pipeline applications, The Hill reports.

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Oil

In Boston, Obama gets earful from Keystone XL activists

Protesters opposed to the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline managed to disrupt President Barack Obama's speech in Boston and demonstrate outside a fundraiser he attended later in the evening, a reminder that the project remains a sore point for environmental groups.

During a speech on the Affordable Health Care at Faneuil Hall, Obama was interrupted twice by Keystone protesters. "Mr. President, don't punish me. For our generation, stop the pipeline! Mr. President," yelled one unidentified protester just as he began speaking, according to a White House transcript.

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