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Utility working to restore natural gas to customers in Keene

Oct. 22, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Liberty Utilities was working to restore natural gas service to more than 1,000 customers in Keene after a problem with the local production plant caused a drop in pressure. Liberty said in a news release that gas was shut off on Wednesday “to...

Indiana utility dealing with 6-month shutdown of power plant

Oct. 18, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Equipment troubles have kept a three-year-old natural gas power plant offline since spring and complicated a major Indiana utility company’s goal of shifting from coal-burning plants to generate electricity. AES Indiana’s Eagle Valley plant near...

Natural gas pipeline project sues landowners for easements

Oct. 15, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A natural gas company planning to replace pipeline in southeast South Dakota has negotiated easements with most landowners affected by the project after suing some in federal court. Northern Natural Gas Co., based in Omaha, brought condemnation...

High court rejects gas company's pipeline stay request

Oct. 15, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts has rejected a Supreme Court stay request from the St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri. Roberts did not comment Friday in refusing to...

Spire asks Supreme Court to keep pipeline operational

Oct. 12, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

The St. Louis-based natural gas company Spire Inc. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow it to keep operating a pipeline through Illinois and Missouri, warning that a winter shutdown could be devastating to St. Louis-area customers. In a filing last week, Spire...

NIPSCO seeks 17% rate hike for its natural gas customers

Oct. 03, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The utility that provides natural gas for most of northern Indiana has asked state regulators to approve a 17% rate increase for its more than 800,000 gas customers. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory...

Energy prices drive Europe inflation to highest since 2008

Oct. 01, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Sharply higher oil and gas prices have pushed annual inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro to its highest in more than a decade in September. Economists and central bankers say the jump in inflation is temporary, but governments nonetheless are scrambling...

Gas blowout near Los Angeles leads to up to $1.8B settlement

Sep. 27, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of families sickened and forced from their Los Angeles homes after the nation’s largest-known natural gas leak have reached a settlement of up to $1.8 billion with a utility, attorneys said Monday. The settlement with Southern California...

Company says planned natural gas pipeline won't go forward

Sep. 27, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Construction of a nearly 120-mile-long (193 kilometer) proposed natural gas pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to central New Jersey will not go forward, the group behind the project said Monday. PennEast Pipeline Company, which won a recent...

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Sep. 16, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wholesale prices for gas and electricity are surging across Europe, raising the prospect of increases in already-high utility bills and further pain for people who have taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Governments are scrambling to find...