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Michigan Legislature passes Great Lakes oil pipeline bill

Dec. 11, 2018 10:08 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Legislature approved a bill Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a key Great Lakes waterway, voting to create a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe. Most Republicans in the...

Lawmakers grill natural gas execs after September explosions

Dec. 11, 2018 5:12 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing following September's natural gas explosions in the...

Tribes seek to challenge Corps' Dakota Access pipeline study

Dec. 10, 2018 11:41 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four Native American tribes that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and Oglala Sioux tribes have...

Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

Dec. 9, 2018 7:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits was set to decide Monday whether Virginia's most powerful corporation can...

The Latest: Weather delays key vote on pipeline station

Dec. 9, 2018 7:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board vote on a natural gas compressor station (all times local): 7 p.m. A winter storm is delaying a key vote on a permit for a major natural gas pipeline. The State Air Pollution Control Board was set to vote Monday on whether to...

Russia and Greece say spat over diplomats expulsions is over

Dec. 7, 2018 12:09 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Greece have overcome a rift over the expulsions of diplomats that strained their traditionally friendly ties, the countries' leaders said Friday. Greece in July expelled two Russian diplomats amid allegations they helped fund protests against a deal between Greece and its northern...

Gas service mostly restored after September explosions

Dec. 7, 2018 11:24 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The utility company that caused the September natural gas pipeline explosions in Massachusetts says work to fully restore gas service is mostly complete. Columbia Gas said Friday that 96 percent of affected customers in Lawrence, North Andover and Andover have had service restored....

Judge: Pipeline owners trespassed, but work can continue

Dec. 6, 2018 5:22 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge ruled Thursday that a company building an oil pipeline through south Louisiana trespassed on the land of three people opposed to the project, but he allowed the work to continue while awarding the three only $150 apiece in compensation and damages. Judge Keith Comeaux's...

Michigan Senate OKs bill to enable Great Lakes pipeline deal

Dec. 5, 2018 4:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate voted Wednesday to facilitate a deal to replace a contentious 65-year-old oil pipeline in the Great Lakes, approving legislation to empower a new authority to oversee the construction and operation of a utility tunnel that would encase the new pipeline. The bill,...

Alberta government imposes oil production cuts for province

Dec. 2, 2018 10:05 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Alberta's premier announced Sunday night that she is imposing an industrywide 8.7 percent cut in oil production for the Canadian province to deal with a storage glut that has hurt prices for Alberta oil. Premier Rachel Notley said output will be lowered 325,000 barrels a day in January...