Infrastructure http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25159/all en UPDATE 3-Nabucco pipeline boosts prospects with Azeri deal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-nabucco-pipeline-boosts-prospects-azeri-deal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Shah Deniz group would get 50 pct stake</p> <p>* Funding deal breathes life into downsized Nabucco West</p> <p>* Rival TAP pipeline has signed similar funding deal</p> <p>By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Henning Gloystein</p> <p>SOFIA/LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas group has agreed a deal that could see it take a stake in the Nabucco pipeline to transport the country's gas to Europe, boosting the project's chances against a rival plan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-nabucco-pipeline-boosts-prospects-azeri-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Energy in Europe Infrastructure Nabucco Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:30 +0000 5732767 at http://www.globalpost.com Smarter infrastructure spending needed for growth - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/smarter-infrastructure-spending-needed-growth-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Countries could increase the productivity of infrastructure investment to make savings of 40 percent, or $1 trillion a year, by adopting proven best practices, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) said on Thursday.</p> <p>MGI estimated that the world needs to spend $57 trillion on infrastructure - the sinews of an economy - between now and 2030 simply to keep up with projected growth. That is nearly 60 percent more than the $36 trillion spent over the past 18 years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/smarter-infrastructure-spending-needed-growth-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Construction Development Entertainment Infrastructure Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:30:36 +0000 5735372 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. State Dept: no Keystone decision before end of Q1 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department does not expect to make a decision on Transcanada Corp 's Keystone XL pipeline proposal before the end of the first quarter of 2013 even though Nebraska's governor has approved the plan, a department spokeswoman said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"We don't anticipate being able to conclude our own review before the end of the first quarter of this year," spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said, reiterating a timeline for the controversial decision laid out last year.</p> Infrastructure Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:26 +0000 5737898 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senators urge Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than half the 100-member U.S. Senate has urged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas.</p> <p>The letter, signed by 53 senators, came a day after Nebraska's governor approved a revised route for the pipeline to travel through the state while avoiding ecologically sensitive areas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:47 +0000 5738479 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Majority of U.S. senators back Keystone XL pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-majority-us-senators-back-keystone-xl-pipeline <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Fifty three Senators sign letter, up from 18 in November</p> <p>* Obama expected to decide fate of pipeline later this year</p> <p>* Letter comes a day after Nebraska approves pipeline</p> <p>By Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than half the 100-member U.S. Senate has urged President Barack Obama to approve the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would connect Canadian oil sands to refineries in Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-majority-us-senators-back-keystone-xl-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:45:05 +0000 5738505 at http://www.globalpost.com US to decide soon on Canada pipeline project http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-decide-soon-canada-pipeline-project <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The United States will make a decision soon on the fate of a controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline, new Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday, as he met his Canadian counterpart.</p> <p>In a sign of the strong ties between the two North American neighbors, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird was the first foreign leader to be met by Kerry at the State Department since he took over the job a week ago.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/us-decide-soon-canada-pipeline-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 22:30:56 +0000 5750638 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands at climate rally in U.S. call on Obama to reject Keystone pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/thousands-at-climate-rally-us-call-obama-reject-keystone-pipeli <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Valerie Volcovici</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered on the Washington's National Mall on Sunday calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal and honor his inaugural pledge to act on climate change.</p> <p>Organizers of the "Forward on Climate" event estimated that 35,000 people from 30 states turned out in cold, blustery conditions for what they said was the biggest climate rally in U.S. history. Police did not verify the crowd size.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130217/thousands-at-climate-rally-us-call-obama-reject-keystone-pipeli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:45:30 +0000 5758556 at http://www.globalpost.com Iraq greenlights gas pipeline deal with Iran, Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/iraq-greenlights-gas-pipeline-deal-iran-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iraq on Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a framework agreement to be signed for the construction of pipelines through Iraqi territory that would deliver Iranian gas to Syria.</p> <p>A cabinet statement said that Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi had been instructed to sign the deal, by which Iranian natural gas could be delivered in the future to Europe as well.</p> <p>In July last year, Iran, Iraq and Syria inked a memorandum of understanding for the gas pipelines, with Tehran saying that the total cost of the project would be about $10 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/iraq-greenlights-gas-pipeline-deal-iran-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Infrastructure Natural gas AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:15:51 +0000 5760095 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan president due in Tehran for gas talks: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/pakistan-president-due-tehran-gas-talks-media-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was due in Tehran on Wednesday for discussions on a much-delayed gas pipeline deal which is opposed by the United States, Iranian media reported.</p> <p>Zardari would meet with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during the one-day visit focused on the $7.5 billion project, which will see Iranian gas delivered to Pakistan, media reports said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/pakistan-president-due-tehran-gas-talks-media-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Economy of Iran Infrastructure AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:46:00 +0000 5768282 at http://www.globalpost.com Pakistan president in Tehran for gas pipeline talks: media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/pakistan-president-tehran-gas-pipeline-talks-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for discussions on a much-delayed $7.5 billion gas pipeline project which is opposed by the United States, Iranian media reported.</p> <p>Iranian oil minister Rostam Qasemi welcomed Zardari on his arrival. He was later to meet with Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.</p> <p>"The trip is aimed at deepening bilateral ties and also discussing regional and international issues which concern both nations," the Fars news agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/pakistan-president-tehran-gas-pipeline-talks-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Caspian Sea Infrastructure AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:46:07 +0000 5768466 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada doesn't expect U.S. will veto Keystone pipeline: minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/canada-doesnt-expect-us-will-veto-keystone-pipeline-minister <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday he did not anticipate that the United States would reject TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to the Texas coast.</p> <p>Green groups strongly oppose the pipeline, which they say will help boost global warming. U.S. officials say they expect a final decision by the middle of the year.</p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:15:57 +0000 5769792 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Canada minister doesn't expect U.S. to veto Keystone pipeline http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-canada-minister-doesnt-expect-us-veto-keystone-pipelin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* U.S. officials expect final decision by mid-year</p> <p>* Canada cautiously optimistic, says minister</p> <p>* Greens strongly oppose the proposed pipeline</p> <p>By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said on Thursday he does not expect the United States to reject TransCanada Corp's proposed Keystone XL pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/update-1-canada-minister-doesnt-expect-us-veto-keystone-pipelin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Petroleum United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:01:41 +0000 5769856 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran pipeline work to begin March 11: Pakistan officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/iran-pipeline-work-begin-march-11-pakistan-officials <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Iranian-Pakistani consortium will start work next week on a much delayed $7.5 billion gas pipeline from Pakistan to Iran that has aroused strong US opposition, Pakistani officials said Friday.</p> <p>The date was announced after Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari held talks in Tehran with Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who urged Islamabad to press ahead with the project.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/iran-pipeline-work-begin-march-11-pakistan-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economy of Iran Foreign relations of Iran Infrastructure Politics AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 07:32:02 +0000 5770545 at http://www.globalpost.com US unveils Keystone pipeline environmental study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US State Department suggested Friday that a $7 billion Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline would have no major impact on the environment, but stopped short of recommending it be approved.</p> <p>The lengthy draft environmental impact statement examines how the Keystone XL Project could affect wildlife and surrounding areas as it crosses from the tar-sands of Alberta and travels 875 miles (1,050 kilometers) south.</p> <p>The fate of the proposed $7 billion pipeline, which many environmentalists fear could be damaging, is still awaiting approval from the State Department.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/us-unveils-keystone-pipeline-environmental-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Infrastructure Keystone Pipeline Western United States AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:31:04 +0000 5771424 at http://www.globalpost.com US State Dept. to issue assessment of Keystone XL on Friday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-state-dept-issue-assessment-keystone-xl-friday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department will release on Friday a long-awaited draft environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would link Canada's oil sands to Texas refineries, several government sources said.</p> <p>The State Department will release the assessment of TransCanada Corp's pipeline, which will examine a new route in Nebraska as well as emissions associated with the pipeline, the sources said.</p> <p>The department declined an official comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-state-dept-issue-assessment-keystone-xl-friday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Environment Infrastructure Petroleum Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 22:45:03 +0000 5771438 at http://www.globalpost.com