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Correction: Gas Explosions story

Oct. 15, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about the federal investigation into natural gas explosions in Massachusetts, The Associated Press erroneously reported on the preliminary findings. The National Transportation Safety Board found that the Columbia Gas company, not the utility workers, failed to account for...

Leaking Nigeria pipeline explodes, killing at least 19

Oct. 13, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official says at least 19 people are dead after a leaking oil pipeline exploded in the southeast, while villagers say the toll is higher. A Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps spokesman, Eke Onyekachi, agrees that the toll could be higher after Friday's blast in the...

Canada pipeline blast risks Washington natural gas shortage

Oct. 10, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

PRINCE GEORGE, British Columbia (AP) — A pipeline explosion in British Columbia risks cutting off the flow of Canadian natural gas to Washington State, and companies are urging customers to conserve. The blast Tuesday evening shut down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 600 miles northeast of...

Minnesota judge tosses charges midtrial against 3 activists

Oct. 9, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge abruptly dismissed charges against three climate change activists during their trial on Tuesday, saying prosecutors failed to prove that the protesters' attempt to shut down two Enbridge Energy oil pipelines caused any damage. Clearwater County District Judge Robert...

9 people killed in fiery blast at central India steel plant

Oct. 9, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Nine people have died in a fiery explosion at a steel plant in central India. The state-owned Steel Authority of India Limited says in a statement that Tuesday morning's explosion at the SAIL Bhilai Steel Plant was sparked by a fire in a gas pipeline in a coke oven battery complex during...

Gas cut off over pressure issue not far from explosion area

Oct. 8, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A utility company shut off gas to about 300 customers in Massachusetts after a worker doing routine maintenance inadvertently overpressurized the system. National Grid says the situation Monday afternoon in Woburn was quickly corrected, no evacuations were ordered, and there were no...

Judge's decision on Dakota Access study likely months away

Oct. 3, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge's decision on whether a year's worth of additional study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline adequately addresses American Indian concerns appears weeks if not months away. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in late August completed additional study ordered by...

Putin hopes Europe will resist US pressure on pipeline

Oct. 3, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday strongly defended a prospective Russia-Germany natural gas pipeline as economically feasible and voiced hope that European Union nations will be able to resist U.S. pressure to thwart the project. U.S. officials have warned that Washington could...

Michigan officials, company reach oil pipeline deal

Oct. 3, 2018 3:56 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge announced an agreement Wednesday to replace twin 65-year-old crude oil pipes that critics have long described as an environmental disaster waiting to happen in a crucial Great Lakes channel. The plan...

The Latest: Advocacy groups clash over oil pipeline deal

Oct. 3, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on an agreement to replace oil pipelines in a crucial Great Lakes channel (all times local): 1:02 p.m. Environmental groups are pledging to fight a plan to replace twin oil pipelines in the waterway that links Lakes Huron and Michigan, while business interests are...