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'2 casualties' in Indian oil tanker explosion off Oman

Aug. 15, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman, causing "two casualties" and injuring one sailor. The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while...

Merkel and Putin to hold talks on new Baltic pipeline, Syria

Aug. 13, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says she plans weekend talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany on issues including the development of a contentious Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline. Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday the two leaders will meet Saturday at the German...

Federal officials halt Atlantic Coast pipeline construction

Aug. 10, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials have ordered that construction be halted on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, days after a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for building the 600-mile natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the order in a letter Friday to...

Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off

Aug. 10, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices climbed 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, a rate of inflation that suggests Americans are earning less than a year ago despite an otherwise solid economy. The Labor Department said Friday that the consumer price index ticked up 0.2 percent in July. Annual inflation...

Russia-Germany gas pipeline looks to avoid Danish waters

Aug. 10, 2018 9:02 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The company behind the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would pump Russian natural gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea, applied Friday for an alternative route that would bypass Danish waters. The moves comes as the Danish Parliament has dragged its feet about giving...

Completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline study delayed

Aug. 8, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials say it will take about three more weeks to wrap up an environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers had expected to finish by the end of this week. Justice Department attorneys have informed the court the work is now...

Judge refuses to reopen North Dakota pipeline security suit

Aug. 7, 2018 2:32 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge has refused to reopen a lawsuit that state regulators filed against a North Carolina-based private security firm accused of using heavy-handed tactics against people protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. Judge John Grinsteiner's decision Monday...

Italian prosecutors investigate fiery crash near Bologna

Aug. 7, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday's...

Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion story

Aug. 7, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about the explosion of a tanker truck in Italy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two people had died, based on incorrect information from the Italian carabinieri. On Tuesday, the carabinieri referred questions about the accident's death toll to highway...

Appeals court tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline

Aug. 6, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline, but project developers insisted should not result in a lengthy delay. A three-judge panel of...