US oil and gas fears end of the line for big pipe projects


US oil and gas fears end of the line for big pipe projects

Biden administration moves quickly on election promise to clamp down on sector

Justin Jacobs

As a string of infrastructure projects hits the buffers, America’s oil and gas industry is facing up to an uncomfortable new reality: the era of building big new pipelines has probably come to an end.

Joe Biden moved quickly last week to cancel the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline, delivering on a campaign promise to curb emissions and put the clamps on the oil and gas industry’s growth.

Days later, a federal court in Washington ruled against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), another high-profile project that has been fiercely opposed by both Native American and environmental groups. The judge said it needed a new environmental review, putting another big oil infrastructure decision on Biden’s desk...

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