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Judge approves $230M settlement in California oil spill case

Sep. 22, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has approved a $230 million lawsuit settlement by the owners of a pipeline that spilled more than 140,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean off California in 2015, lawyers announced Thursday. A federal judge in Los Angeles gave final approval on Tuesday...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Sep. 22, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. September 17, 2022. Editorial: Is DHS too big to succeed? Legislators should commission a report on restructuring the sprawling state agency. Minnesota’s Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead will find...

Crew extinguishes fire on oil tanker in Gulf of Finland

Sep. 22, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A crude oil tanker caught fire in the Gulf of Finland but the crew was able to extinguish the flames, Finnish and Estonian rescue officials said Thursday. The fire broke out on the 250-meter (820-foot) ship Alexia, 18 kilometers (11 miles) south of the Finnish...

Charity urges donor support to avert oil spill off Yemen

Sep. 21, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An international charity on Wednesday urged global donors to pay up on pledges to remove oil from a long-stranded and rusting supertanker off Yemen to avert an explosion or leak that could wreak environmental and economic disaster. The call by Save the Children has...

Germany nationalizes country's biggest gas importer Uniper

Sep. 21, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it has agreed to nationalize the country's biggest natural gas importer, Uniper, expanding state intervention in the industry to prevent an energy shortage resulting from Russia's war in Ukraine. The deal with Uniper builds on...

Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan

Sep. 20, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called "revenge politics,'' as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat...

Egypt to raise Suez Canal transit fees for ships in 2023

Sep. 17, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt said on Saturday that it will increase transit fees for vessels, including oil-laden tankers, passing through Suez Canal, one of the world’s most crucial waterways. The Suez Canal Authority said in a statement on Saturday that it will add 15% to the fees for...

Uganda reacts angrily to EU resolution slamming oil pipeline

Sep. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's leader warned Friday that his government could “find someone else to work with” as French partner TotalEnergies faced mounting pressure to pull out of a partnership to construct a pipeline opposed by climate activists. The comments by Ugandan...

Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries

Sep. 16, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is taking control of three Russian-owned refineries in the country to ensure energy security before an embargo on oil from Russia takes effect next year, officials said Friday. Two subsidiaries of Russian oil giant Rosneft — Rosneft Deutschland GmbH and RN...

Safety board issues report on Kentucky pipeline explosion

Sep. 14, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A 2019 pipeline explosion that resulted in one death and the destruction of five homes in Kentucky happened when the pipeline ruptured and released natural gas caught fire, the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday. Fourteen other homes were...