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Lawmakers roll out legislation to defend pipelines against cyber threats | TheHill

A bipartisan group of more than a dozen House lawmakers have reintroduced legislation to defend pipelines against cyberattacks, with the bill coming on the heels of the devastating ransomware attack that forced the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline. The Pipeline Security Act would codify the responsibility of both the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Cybersecurity and […]

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US EPA expands emergency fuel waiver to 12 states affected by Colonial Pipeline shutdown | S&P Global Platts

The US Environmental Protection Agency late May 11 expanded an emergency fuel waiver allowing 12 states and the District of Columbia to sell off-spec gasoline through the end of the month to alleviate shortages caused by the Colonial Pipeline shutdown. An order issued earlier in the day only lasted a week and covered three states […]

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Colonial Pipeline says it aims to restore service by end of the week | CNBC

Colonial Pipeline said Monday afternoon that parts of its system are being brought back online, and it hopes to restore service by the end of the week. “Segments of our pipeline are being brought back online in a stepwise fashion, in compliance with relevant federal regulations and in close consultation with the Department of Energy, which […]

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Permian Highway Pipeline now in service | KOSA

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) – The Permian Highway Pipeline has begun full commercial in-service to start the new year. According to Kinger Morgan Inc., the pipeline began full service on January 1. It will deliver natural gas to Katy, Texas, with connections to markets along the Gulf Coast and in Mexico. The pipeline aims to help […]

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Interior finalizes plan to open 80 percent of Alaska petroleum reserve to drilling|The Hill

The Trump administration on Monday finalized plans to open more than 80 percent of Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve (NPRA) to oil drilling, pushing ahead over objections from environmentalists who have already challenged the plans in court.  The decision from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opens more than 18 million acres to oil and gas […]

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Natural Gas Infrastructure Essential to Affordable, Reliable U.S. Energy | Energy in Depth

Joel Acosta The U.S. Shale Revolution has transformed the energy landscape domestically and among our trading partners. In the United States, the robust growth of affordable natural gas has translated into energy security, job growth, and environmental benefits. Thanks to abundant natural gas reservoirs, the United States has become a net gas exporter while drastically […]

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Minnesota regulators approve permits for Enbridge pipeline | Star Tribune

By MIKE HUGHLETT , STAR TRIBUNE November 12, 2020 – 8:09 PM Minnesota agencies on Thursday granted environmental permits for Enbridge’s proposed oil pipeline across northern Minnesota, critical approvals needed for construction to begin soon on the controversial $2.6 billion project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) approved permits dealing with water-quality and wetland issues […]

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Trump lets Keystone line ship more oil with expansion stalled – BNN Bloomberg

The Trump administration will allow the existing Keystone pipeline to carry more oil-sands crude into the Midwest and U.S. Gulf Coast while the conduit’s decade-old expansion project faces renewed legal hurdles. A White House permit issued Wednesday raises the cross-border shipping limit for the TC Energy Corp. line to 760,000 barrels a day, from 590,000 […]

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Construction about to begin on Permian Highway natural gas pipeline – San Antonio Express-News

Stakes have been placed in the ground, pipe stacked in yards and construction is set to begin on the Permian Highway Pipeline. The $2 billion partnership between Kinder Morgan, Midland’s EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream subsidiary Altus Midstream Processing LP will be comprised of 430 miles of 42-inch pipeline carrying up to 2.1 billion cubic […]

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TSA under scrutiny over pipeline security failures – HoustonChronicle.com

From foreign security agencies to hacking collectives intent on bringing modern society to a grinding halt, the more than 2.7 million miles of oil and natural gas pipelines crisscrossing the United States make an alluring target. And standing between hackers and potentially devastating disruptions to the nation’s energy system is a division with six employees […]

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