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Minnesota regulators cut $60m from storm response costs

Aug. 12, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators have blocked the state’s natural gas providers from passing along $60 million in costs they incurred responding to a 2021 storm to ratepayers. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the Public Utilities Commission made the decision...

German leader says gas pipeline part is ready for Russia

Aug. 03, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inspected a turbine at the center of a natural gas dispute and declared Wednesday that “there are no problems” blocking the part's return to Russia besides missing information from Russia’s state-controlled gas company. The Kremlin...

Germany again rejects Russian explanation for gas supply cut

Jul. 18, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday that a turbine at the center of uncertainty about future gas deliveries through a major pipeline from Russia to Europe was only supposed to be installed in September, underlining its insistence that there should be no technical obstacle to the gas...

Mistake leaves parts of North Carolina city with foul odor

Jul. 14, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's largest city were overcome with a foul smell like rotten eggs on Thursday after an environmental cleanup company destroyed tanks that contained a harmless gas odorant, a natural gas company says. Piedmont Natural Gas said the cleanup...

Gazprom casts doubt on pipeline's quick return to full flow

Jul. 13, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian energy company Gazprom appeared to cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects of quickly restoring the flow of natural gas to full capacity through a major pipeline to Western Europe. Gazprom reduced the gas deliveries through Nord Stream 1 to Germany by 60% last...

Federal utility seeks proposals for big carbon-free push

Jul. 12, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility is seeking proposals for what would be one of the biggest recent swings at adding carbon-free electricity in the U.S., laying out a mix-and-match of possibilities Tuesday that range from solar to nuclear. The Tennessee...

Berlin preps 'huge thermos' to help heat homes this winter

Jun. 30, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The rust-colored tower rising from an industrial site near the banks of Berlin's Spree river looks nothing like the sleek flasks Germans use for coffee, yet its purpose is similar: to provide some warmth throughout the day, especially when it's cold outside. With a...

Russia again cuts natural gas exports to European countries

Jun. 17, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Russia reduced natural gas to Europe again Friday, including cutting flows by half to Italy and Slovakia and completely to France, as countries have worked to ease their dependence on Russian supplies amid the war in Ukraine. It marks the third day of significant...

EU urges Algeria to restore friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 09, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The European Union on Thursday urged Algeria to reverse its decision to suspend a two-decade-old friendship treaty with Spain. Algeria ordered the treaty's suspension on Wednesday, the country's latest move to ratchet up pressure on Madrid after the Spanish...

PG&E pledges net-zero emissions by 2040, will keep using gas

Jun. 08, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility on Wednesday outlined a multi-decade plan that aims to more rapidly reduce to zero its net greenhouse gas emissions while still using natural gas to produce power. Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan is to take as much...