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Cyprus, Egypt set to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

Sep. 18, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Europe stands to gain from an agreement Egypt is set to sign with the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus to pipe offshore natural gas to processing plants in the north African country where it will be liquefied for export, Egypt's oil minister said Tuesday. Tarek el-Molla said...

North Dakota regulators discuss refinery near national park

Sep. 17, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with one commissioner indicating she'll likely vote...

Correction: Carbon Fee-Washington story

Sep. 12, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a proposed fee on carbon pollution, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shell pledged money to the initiative. Shell pledged money to oppose the initiative. A corrected version of the story is below: Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot...

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

Average US price of gas steady at $2.91 per gallon

Sep. 9, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. gas prices remained steady over the past two weeks and an analyst says the pump price may start to drop later this month. Trilby Lundberg says the average price of regular-grade gas as of Friday was $2.91 per gallon. In California, however, the average was $3.63 per gallon, up 3...

Historic Alaska fuel shipment reaches North Slope on barge

Sep. 8, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska company says changing ice conditions in the North Slope area have allowed it to make a bulk fuel delivery to Prudhoe Bay by barge for the first time. KTUU-TV reported Thursday that Colville Inc. says that the single trip carried 2 million gallons (8 million liters) of...

Pipeline company found guilty in 2015 California oil spill

Sep. 7, 2018 9:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pipeline company was convicted of nine criminal charges Friday for causing the worst California coastal spill in 25 years, a disaster that blackened popular beaches for miles, killed wildlife and hurt tourism and fishing. A Santa Barbara County jury found Houston-based Plains All...

Judge will review complaint over refinery near national park

Sep. 7, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are enlisting an administrative law judge to help untangle some of the legal questions surrounding whether an oil refinery can be built near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Public Service Commission on Wednesday voted 2-1 to have the state Office of...

Lawsuit: Oil refinery owners negligent in blast, fire

Sep. 5, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that negligence by the owners of Wisconsin's only oil refinery caused an explosion and fire that injured 36 people and caused a mandatory evacuation in the city of Superior. The class action lawsuit against Husky Energy says the evacuation after the April 26 refinery...

9 injured in blaze at German refinery; hundreds evacuated

Sep. 1, 2018 9:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine people have been injured in a blaze at an oil refinery in Bavaria, and another 1,800 people living close by were temporarily evacuated. Police said the fire spread quickly after a loud detonation was heard early Saturday in the southern German town of Vohburg an der Donau. A huge smoke...