Federal Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

A federal judge in Montana on Thursday blocked the Trump administration’s permit allowing the Keystone XL pipeline and barred any construction of the long-delayed project until completion of a supplemental environmental review. Siding with environmentalists and indigenous rights groups, U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris ruled that President Trump’s 2017 cross-border permit of the pipeline…

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Canada to Miss Deadline for Quickly Reselling Trans Mountain Pipeline

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Trump softens tone on Russian gas pipeline

President Trump on Monday softened U.S. criticism toward Russia’s planned Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to Germany, signaling a public break with the years-long State Department position that the proposed project is a threat to European energy security. The bottom line: Instead Trump cast the project in market competition terms, touting the prospect of…

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Canada Is Likely to Buy Full Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

Canada is likely to buy Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline and its controversial expansion project in a bid to ensure it gets built amid fierce opposition, according to a person familiar with the talks. Buying the pipeline outright has become increasingly likely and is now the most probable option for the Canadian…

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Canada to Give Update on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline

Justin Trudeau’s government is prepared to take the extraordinary step of reimbursing Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. for any financial losses if it proceeds with the expansion of an oil pipeline to the Pacific. Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday he’s prepared to “indemnify” the C$7.4 billion ($5.6 billion) Trans Mountain project against political delays as…

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Cyberattack ‘Wake-Up Call’ Puts Pipeline Industry in Hot Seat

A cyberattack that U.S. natural gas pipeline owners weren’t required to report has lawmakers taking a closer look at how the industry is handling such threats, raising the prospect of tighter regulation. In website notices to customers this week, at least seven pipeline operators from Energy Transfer Partners LP to TransCanada Corp. said their third-party…

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