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Burgum administration renews push for petrochemical plant

Oct. 14, 2019 1:01 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum and his administration are wooing the petrochemical industry to build a multibillion-dollar plant to convert natural gas liquids into plastic or other products, bringing value to the commodity that otherwise is being piped elsewhere or burned off as a byproduct of the...

Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say

Oct. 14, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pre-emptively cut the power but by far the largest to date...

Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Oct. 14, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Rescue crews in Japan dug through mudslides and searched near swollen rivers Monday as they looked for those missing from a typhoon that left as many as 36 dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan. Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds Saturday that...

Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protests

Oct. 13, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy and left seven dead.  Under the agreement announced just before 10...

Average US price of gas unchanged over past 2 weeks

Oct. 13, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has remained at $2.73 a gallon over the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that within the average, prices in more than half of the cities surveyed fell by several cents while prices...

Wind developer to pay $3.1M to local Wyoming governments

Oct. 13, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming regulators have ordered a wind developer to contribute $3.1 million to the governments of Rock River, Laramie and Albany County to offset the impact on public services created by a $1 billion wind project on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The Laramie Boomerang...

Police identify driver who died in gas truck crash

Oct. 13, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts officials have identified the victim of a fatal gas truck crash as a 62-year-old New Hampshire woman. State police said Sunday that Lois Ann Johnson, of Woodstock, New Hampshire, was the truck driver who died in Friday night's wreck on Route 2 in Orange, Massachusetts....

California power outages highlight economic disparity

Oct. 13, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

When the nation's largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts. Others had the security of knowing they could rely on solar panels and...

Iran offers warning after mysterious tanker attack

Oct. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Sunday it would be "a big mistake" to think his country won't respond to threats after a mysterious attack on one of its oil tankers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came as Pakistan's prime minister was visiting Iran in an effort to ease tensions between Tehran and...

Gas prices decline in New Jersey, elsewhere

Oct. 13, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gas prices are dropping with the cooling weather in New Jersey and around the country, and analysts expect the decline to continue in the coming weeks. The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded fell to $2.54 in New Jersey last week, down a penny from the previous week and much...