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Greece OKs major natural gas pipeline to Europe

December 04, 2013

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline, which will carry natural gas from the resource-rich Caspian basin in Azerbaijan to Western Europe, cleared an important hurdle this week. The Greek Parliament voted to grant the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline access through Greek territory.

PG&E reconnects San Carlos gas pipeline, but keeps it at lower pressure

Diciembre 04, 2013

PG&E on Monday placed a natural gas pipeline in San Carlos back into service -- albeit at reduced pressure -- despite concerns of city officials about its safety.

Pipeline venture Valero Energy Partners initiates public offering

December 02, 2013

Valero Energy Partners LP, the pipeline unit of San Antonio-based refiner Valero Energy Corp., has launched an initial public offering valued at up to $362.3 million, according to a securities filing.

Missouri gas pipeline ruptures, explodes

Noviembre 29, 2013

A natural gas pipeline has ruptured in a rural area in western Missouri, causing an explosion and fire.

Kinder Morgan Energy to Apply for Pipeline Expansion Next Month

November 27, 2013

Previously Discussed Plan Is to Nearly Triple Size of Oil Line to Canada's Pacific Coast 

Exxon Faces $2.7 Million Fine For Mayflower, Arkansas Pipeline Spill

November 06, 2013

Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co faces a fine of nearly $2.7 million for a pipeline spill of thousands of barrels of Canadian crude oil in an Arkansas suburb last spring, the U.S. pipeline safety office said on Wednesday.

PG&E fined $8.1 million for shoddy pipeline inspections

November 06, 2013

Blasting PG&E's "lapses in management" and "shoddy work," state regulators have slapped the utility with an $8.1 million fine because a company contractor performed substandard tests on natural gas pipelines in the Bay Area and other cities in Northern California, state officials disclosed Tuesday.

ICA Consortium Awarded $272M Pipeline Maintenance Contract by Ecopetrol in Colombia

November 04, 2013

Empresas ICA announced today that a consortium of which it is part was assigned a multi-year oil pipeline maintenance contract by Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) in Colombia.

Ecopetrol, S. A. awarded the contract to the Pipeline Maintenance Alliance, which is owned 70% by MASA and 30% by ICA. The contract includes works and maintenance for five years of approximately 900 km of oil pipelines in the southern region of Colombia, plus an option for an additional two years. The total amount of the contract is US$ 272 million. Work is expected to begin in December 2013.

Venezuela Expropriates American Oil Rigs

Noviembre 04, 2013

Venezuela has seized two oil rig units from an American company rather than pay for their services. Houston, Texas-based Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) confirmed today that the government of Venezuela had seized two of the Company's million dollar hydraulic snubbing units from its facility in Anaco, Venezuela.

Corrosion in Cars: the debate over what's causing it and how to prevent it from harming your vehicle

November 04, 2013

As winter draws closer, many Mainers are gearing up for another season that is sure to bring wear and tear on the cars they drive.

Pemex scraps US$12bn Tula refinery

November 04, 2013

Mexico's national oil company Pemex has omitted the US$11.6bn Tula Bicentenario refinery in central Hidalgo state from its 2014-18 business plan.


The refinery does not appear in refining unit Pemex Refinación's main objectives or investments outlined in the plan, approved by the board of directors in July but published last week. The latest estimates said the refinery would launch in 2017.

Brazil oil giant OGX bust in biggest Latin America bankruptcy

October 31, 2013

Brazil’s biggest private oil firm OGX has filed for bankruptcy protection following inconclusive talks with creditors to restructure its massive debt. The insolvency is said to be the biggest in Latin America ever.

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