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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Jul. 15, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the dismantling of a 50-year-old environmental protection law. Trump...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, July 6, 2020, ordered the pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Appeals court temporarily halts Dakota Access line shutdown

Jul. 14, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily halted a judge’s order that the Dakota Access Pipeline be shut down in three weeks. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an “administrative stay” of the judge’s order. Though...

People stand near burned vehicles following a fire that broke out in the Shuqair-Mostorod crude oil pipeline, on the Cairo-Ismailia road, in Egypt, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. A ruptured crude oil pipeline set off a monstrous blaze on a desert highway in Egypt on Tuesday, injuring at least 17 people, local authorities said. (AP Photo/Alaa Ahmed)

Ruptured pipeline in Egypt causes massive blaze, injuring 17

Jul. 14, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A ruptured crude oil pipeline set off a monstrous blaze on a desert highway in Egypt on Tuesday, injuring at least 17 people, local authorities said. For hours firefighters battled to contain the towering pillars of fire, which burned dozens of cars. Video circulating on social media showed...

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

Jul. 13, 2020 8:30 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. North Dakota Solicitor General Matt Sagsveen filed a document Monday supporting operator Energy Transfer’s efforts to keep the oil line open while the...

FILE - In this May 25, 2020 file photo, the Iranian oil tanker Fortune is anchored at the dock of El Palito refinery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. Domestic fuel shortages have led Venezuela to see relief from Iran, which in May sent five tankers of gasoline to the South American country. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Hernandez, File)

Report: New players help Maduro evade tanker sanctions

Jul. 13, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — As U.S. sanctions scare away the world's largest shippers from Venezuela's oil industry, new players are willing to brave the heightened risks and help keep socialist leader Nicolás Maduro afloat, according to a new report. In the first year since the Trump administration imposed crushing...

Libyan forces set conditions for lifting oil blockade

Jul. 13, 2020 12:31 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Forces loyal to a Libyan commander said they will only allow the reopening of oil fields and terminals once a mechanism has been set up to fairly distribute revenue across the country, which is split between rival, warring factions. Powerful tribes in eastern Libya loyal to Khalifa Hifter...

This image provided by I.R. Consilium taken in 2019, shows the deck of the FSO Safer, indicating the lack of basic maintenance for several years, leading to incidental smaller spills, moored off Ras Issa port, Yemen. Houthi rebels are blocking the United Nations from inspecting the abandoned oil tanker loaded with more than one million barrels of crude oil. UN officials and experts fear the tanker could explode or leak, causing massive environmental damage to Red Sea marine life. (I.R. Consilium via AP)

UN encouraged experts may get to visit oil tanker off Yemen

Jul. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations said Friday it is encouraged that a U.N. team may be able to visit an oil tanker loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude oil that is moored off the coast of Yemen, posing a serious risk to Red Sea marine life, desalination plants and shipping. Houthi rebels, who...

FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, protesters walk up Main Street inasa procession protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline makes its way to Andrew W. Bogue Federal Courthouse in Rapid City, S.D. A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week could further stall construction of the disputed pipeline just as work began this spring after years of delay. (Adam Fondren/Rapid City Journal via AP, File)

Judge rejects Dakota Access pipeline request to stop closure

Jul. 10, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a lengthy environmental review. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied the company’s request Thursday, effectively sending the case to a...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2016, file photo, heavy equipment is seen at a site where sections of the Dakota Access pipeline were being buried near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. A federal judge on Monday, July 6, 2020, ordered the pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

Jul. 9, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After a U.S. energy boom and strong backing from President Donald Trump propelled a major expansion of the nation’s sprawling oil and gas pipeline network, mounting political pressures and legal setbacks have put its future growth in doubt even as the pandemic saps demand for...

Cyprus to get 1st natural gas import terminal in 2 years

Jul. 9, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus said it plans to transition to cleaner and cheaper natural gas for energy generation in two years as work officially began Thursday to build the east Mediterranean island nation’s first gas import terminal. Cypriot President Nicos Anatastiades attended a groundbreaking...