Construction on the Heartland Line from Edmonton, Alberta, to Hardisty is indefinitely delayed because the Keystone XL and Energy East systems it would supply are delayed, executives said, Bloomberg reported.
Federal Railroad Administration now requires two qualified railroad employees to ensure that handbrakes and other safety equipment have been properly set on unattended crude oil or ethanol trains, Reuters said.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads into October elections while $8 billion Alberta-U.S. Gulf Coast pipeline remains under review. Harper’s government emphasizes Keystone’s potential job creation and eased imports.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has no interest in selling down its stake in planned LNG project in Mozambique, CEO Al Walker said, Reuters reported. Anadarko wants to operate the multibillion-dollar project.
Global oil tanker industry association INTERTANKO protested ban on 113 oil tankers by Nigerian state oil company NNPC, Reuters said. Nigerian authorities must prove tankers’ involvement in illegal activities.