Energy East saga casts doubt on Canada's ability to build new pipelines
TransCanada Corp.'s decision to walk away from the approximately C$1.3 billion carrying value of the Energy East pipeline and its companion system, the Eastern Mainline project, has cast a pall over the nation's energy regulation, industry groups said.
Senate confirms former CSX exec to lead federal pipeline safety agency
The U.S. Senate on Oct. 5 confirmed Howard Elliott as the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's administrator.
BLM intends to suspend key parts of methane rule until 2019
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Oct. 4 detailed its plans for suspending key parts of a rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal and tribal lands.
Regulatory review is top priority for new PHMSA official
Reviews of regulations for appropriateness, unintended conflicts and relevance to new technologies are "always in order."
States look for ways to prevent cheating on pipeline contractor tests
State pipeline safety managers are increasingly focused on trying to prevent the workers who build and maintain natural gas utility pipelines from cheating on their qualification exams.
SoCalGas, regulators investigating transmission line explosion, fire
Southern California Gas Co. is investigating the cause of a gas transmission line explosion and fire that reportedly set the surrounding five acres ablaze.