Latest Oil and gas transportation News

Attack on gas pipeline in Syria causes brief power outage

Sep. 18, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An attack with explosive devices laid along a natural gas pipeline southeast of Syria's capital knocked out power in parts of the country before it was quickly restored, the electricity minister said Saturday. No one immediately claimed...

Enbridge ordered to pay $3M for Line 3 groundwater leak

Sep. 17, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators have ordered Enbridge to pay more than $3 million for allegedly violating state environmental law by piercing a groundwater aquifer during construction of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. The state Department of Natural...

AG: More time needed for pipeline policing costs negotiation

Sep. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s attorney general said Thursday that state and federal lawyers need more time to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a...

Shifting ground prompts utility to shut down gas main

Sep. 16, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A utility has shut down a high-pressure gas main in southwest Detroit due to ground shifting beneath the pavement. DTE Energy closed the 24-inch natural gas pipeline Wednesday night “to avert a potential public safety issue and to allow the...

Hezbollah brings Iran fuel to Lebanon despite US sanctions

Sep. 16, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

AL-AIN, Lebanon (AP) — Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday, the first in a series of deliveries organized by the militant Hezbollah. The powerful group operates independently from Lebanese authorities, which are struggling to deal with a crippling energy...

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Sep. 16, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wholesale prices for gas and electricity are surging across Europe, raising the prospect of increases in already-high utility bills and further pain for people who have taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Governments are scrambling to find...

Hezbollah: Iranian tanker bringing fuel to Lebanon in Syria

Sep. 13, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the militant Hezbollah group said Monday the first tanker carrying Iranian fuel to Lebanon has arrived in a Syrian port and the diesel will be shipped to Lebanon by tanker trucks later this week. The arrival of the tanker comes nearly a month...

Russia says construction of Nord Stream 2 completed

Sep. 10, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state-controlled gas giant said Friday it has completed the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, a contentious project that Ukraine and the United States have strongly opposed. Gazprom said in a statement on the messaging...

2nd woman convicted of railroad track sabotage in Washington

Sep. 09, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A second defendant has been convicted of sabotaging railroad tracks near the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state just before a train carrying crude oil was due to pass through — apparently part of a campaign to protest construction of a pipeline across British Columbia....

Feds, North Dakota to negotiate pipeline policing costs

Sep. 09, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal and state lawyers will meet in North Dakota next week to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps...