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BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

Jun. 23, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil...

The Latest: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled

Jun. 23, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A railroad official says 14 of 32 derailed oil tanker cars in the northwest corner of Iowa dumped an estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil into floodwaters, with...

Crude oil leaks into floodwaters after train derails in Iowa

Jun. 22, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — A freight train derailed in northwest Iowa on Friday, leaking crude oil from into flooded fields flanking the tracks and raising concerns about the possible contamination of residential water supplies downstream, officials said. BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams said no one was...

The Latest: Cleanup of oil from derailment in Iowa begins

Jun. 22, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

DOON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the crude oil leaking after a train derailment in northwest Iowa (all times local): 5 p.m. Cleanup of an oil spill caused by the derailment of nearly three dozen oil tankers in northwestern Iowa has begun. Lyon County Sheriff Steward Vander Stoep says between 30 and 40...

Court stay halts some work on Mountain Valley Pipeline

Jun. 22, 2018 10:49 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has issued a stay that halts some Mountain Valley Pipeline construction in West Virginia. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted the stay Thursday in a case brought by conservation groups that challenged a water-crossings permit. The Roanoke Times reports...

East Libya forces say regain control over oil ports

Jun. 21, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's self-styled national army in the east says it has regained control over two key oil port terminals after militias attacked them a week ago. Spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari said on Thursday that the LNA, under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, currently controls the Ras Lanuf and...

Clarification: Commerce Secretary-Russian Company story

Jun. 20, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In stories June 19 and 20, The Associated Press described the Russian company Sibur as a gas producer. The stories should have made clear that Sibur's gas production is only one of its activities. It is a petrochemicals company that produces liquefied petroleum gas as well as chemical...

After query, Ross shorted stock in Kremlin-tied firm: report

Jun. 19, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross made a trade betting that the stock in a shipping company with Russian-government ties would fall, a transaction coming just days after he learned of a possible negative news story about his investment in the company. Ross reported on a government form...

Minnesota PUC opens hearings on Enbridge Line 3 replacement

Jun. 18, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Passions ran high Monday as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing on a final decision on Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. A crowd about evenly divided between supporters and opponents lined up early in...

The Latest: Minnesota opens key hearing on Enbridge pipeline

Jun. 18, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the opening of a hearing before Minnesota regulators on Enbridge Energy's proposal for replacing its Line 3 crude oil pipeline across Minnesota (all times local): 3 p.m. Passions ran high though people remained polite as Minnesota regulators opened a key hearing that's...