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Goldman Sacks-Backed Firm Invests Big in Oil-by-Rail Plan Along Keystone XL Pipeline Route

New deal will facilitate transportation of tar sands from Alberta to Oklahoma

USD Partners, a rail terminal operator owned in part by Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs, has signed a nearly three year deal to facilitate moving tar sands by train from where it is extracted in Alberta, Canada, to an offloading terminal in Stoud, Oklahoma, in…
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by: Steve Horn – June 13, 2017

How Exxon Lobbyists Led Push to Deepen US Ports and Increase Natural Gas Exports

Gulf of Mexico campaign was part of two-part industry effort to make way for megaships

The US has signed a major deal with China to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asia, adding further momentum to America's hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) boom. The deal, which includes the export of other commodities from the US to China, was signed about a month after President…
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by: Steve Horn – May 19, 2017

Security Firm Running Dakota Access Pipeline Intelligence Tied to US Military

TigerSwan has been involved in US interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq

TigerSwan is one of several security firms under investigation for its work guarding the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota while potentially without a permit. Besides this recent work on the Standing Rock Sioux protests in North Dakota, this company has offices…
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by: Steve Horn – November 1, 2016

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