Across all the members of the alternative corporate State, no community is more ever-present than the Texas oil business. Did Trump fire the tomahawks at Assad to protect US access to oil…..or to disrupt access, and help Texas out? The Slog looks at means and motive. Here are a few things to think about. […]
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It’s official, Trump signed executive orders that will make it easier for TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and for Energy Transfer Partners to build the final uncompleted portion of the Dakota Access pipeline ,according to which the US will renegotiate terms on the two pipelines.
Trump said “if the US build pipelines, the pipes should be made in the US” and added that “order streamlines cumbersome manufacturing regulations.” He called the regulatory process a “tangled up mess.”Trump told also told reporters in the Oval Office that the moves on the pipelines will be subject to the terms and conditions being renegotiated by the U.S.
EX President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in late 2015, saying it would hurt American efforts to reach a global climate change deal. The pipeline would run from Canada to U.S. refineries in the Gulf Coast. The U.S. government needs to approve the pipeline because it crossed the border.
The Keystone XL would bring oil from Alberta, Canada, to Nebraska, where it would connect to an existing pipeline to bring the crude to Illinois. Former President Barack Obama refused to approve the cross-border project, saying the environmental review was not adequate in light of its route through the Sandhills ecosystem in Nebraska.
Keystone XL pipeline route, source: TransCanada
More details from Bloomberg:
Keystone was rejected under former President Barack Obama. Trump’s move on Energy Transfer Partners LP’s 1,172-mile Dakota Access project aims to end a standoff that has stalled the $3.8 billion project since September, when the Obama administration halted work on land near Lake Oahe in North Dakota.
The moves, taken on Trump’s fourth full day in office, mark a major departure from the Obama administration’s handling of the controversial oil pipelines. The steps vividly illustrate Trump’s plan to give the oil industry more freedom to expand infrastructure and ease transportation bottlenecks.
source: http://www.cnbc.com/ Legal challenges ahead
Both projects could still face challenges, according to Bruce Huber, an associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame who specializes in environmental, natural resources and energy law.
The Keystone XL pipeline requires state approval, and Nebraska landowners fought a yearslong legal battle with TransCanada over the project. The company withdrew its application with the state’s Public Service Commission in November 2015 after the State Department decision.
Nebraska activists are likely to renew their protests, Huber said.
Trump has less room to maneuver when it comes to the Dakota Access pipeline, he added. The executive order “directs agencies to expedite reviews and approvals for the remaining portions of this pipeline,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer clarified during Tuesday’s news briefing.
Should the Army Corps of Engineers’ current environmental review pave the way for a new route, that plan will likely to face a lawsuit, Huber said.
“Any time you make an environmental analysis there’s always room for a lawsuit on whether the review was complete enough,” he said.
“If he truncates the process or speeds up the process, it just means that lawsuit will happen faster.”
Oil has a very big impact on our society, but how big? Oil makes tons of money for monetary reasons since Texas is very rich in oil. The difficult part is finding and getting the oil. There’s two ways of doing this, Offshore Rigs and Land Rigs. Land Rigs are on land and dig into […]
Working on an oil rig is demanding work. For example, a person who is working on a land rig in UAE can expect to work two weeks straight and then get one week off. They will be working 12 hour days, which works out to 84 hours per working week. Offshore oil rig workers will […]
Guest essay by Eric Worrall OilPrice.com reports that Private Equity firms and Japanese energy giants are ramping up to an unprecedented buying frenzy, snapping up shale assets in the USA and oil and gas assets worldwide. Japan Is Aggressively Buying Up Oil And Gas Around The World By Dave Forest – Nov 24, 2016, 2:51 […]
(Source: http://www.businesstimes.com.sg) Malaysian state-owned oil firm PetroliamNasional Bhd (Petronas) in a Wednesday morning statement signalled it may cut up to 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude output from January 2017. MALAYSIAN state-owned oil firm PetroliamNasional Bhd (Petronas) in a Wednesday morning statement signalled it may cut up to 20,000 barrels per day (bpd) of […]
Guest post by David Middleton The U.S. Geological Survey has made its largest discovery of recoverable crude ever under parts of West Texas, the federal agency announced Tuesday. A recent assessment found the “Wolfcamp shale” geologic formation in the Midland area holds an estimated 20 billion barrels of accessible oil along with 16 trillion cubic feet of […]