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Court rules against proposed pipeline project

Nov. 27, 2018 8:45 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An appeals court in upstate New York has ruled in favor of landowners who are fighting against a gas company's plans to build a pipeline from Pennsylvania to Lake Ontario. WIVB-TV in Buffalo reports the court ruled corporations can use eminent domain to gain access to private property...

Politicians say utility at center of explosions should close

Nov. 26, 2018 5:58 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Executives at the utility company responsible for September's natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts should step down, congressional members said Monday at a special hearing into the disaster. The six House and Senate members from Massachusetts and New Hampshire held the...

No heat, no stove: Gas explosions create Thanksgiving blues

Nov. 21, 2018 7:35 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Families in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts are facing a challenging Thanksgiving more than two months after natural gas explosions and fires leveled homes and left thousands without heat or hot water. More than 2,000 homes are still without gas service in Lawrence, North...

Thousands of homes still without gas service after blasts

Nov. 17, 2018 12:28 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The company at the center of the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September says it has restored gas service to about 60 percent of affected homes, but nearly 1,760 families remain in temporary housing. The Sept. 13 blasts in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover destroyed or...

Ukrainian PM blames local officials for heating crisis

Nov. 14, 2018 8:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday accused local officials of causing a crisis that has left hundreds of thousands without heating in freezing weather. Several towns, and neighborhoods in two big cities, were left without heating after national gas company Naftagaz raised prices that some...

Ukrainians protest as gas dispute leaves scores freezing

Nov. 13, 2018 8:57 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Angry Ukrainians took to the streets and blocked roads Tuesday as hundreds of thousands remain without heating at a time when temperatures are plunging because of a dispute between the national gas company and regional utility providers. The crisis, which affects mostly Ukraine's...

Stocks skid as tech companies fall; oil plunge continues

Nov. 9, 2018 4:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell Friday as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies. Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row. Auto sales in China fell in October for the fourth month in a row and are down 13 percent from a year...

Stocks skid as oil plunge continues; tech sector also falls

Nov. 9, 2018 12:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are falling Friday as technology and internet companies take steep losses. Energy companies are also lower as crude oil heads for its 10th drop in a row. The price of oil has been falling steadily since early October and is now trading at its lowest price since April, causing...

The Latest: Fire captain says wildfire destroys Calif. town

Nov. 8, 2018 10:52 PM EST

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 7:45 p.m. A fire official says the Northern California town of Paradise has been "pretty much" destroyed. CalFire Capt. Scott McLean says a wind-whipped wildfire destroyed thousands of structures but he said they won't have an...

Poland signs deal for long-term deliveries of US gas

Nov. 8, 2018 3:19 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main gas company signed a long-term contract Thursday to receive deliveries of liquefied natural gas from the United States as part of a larger effort to reduce its energy dependence on Russia. The state company PGNiG signed the 24-year deal with American supplier Cheniere...