Latest Oil and gas refining News

The Latest: Keystone XL opponent says 'fight is not over'

Jun. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a developments with the Keystone XL oil pipeline (all times local): 5:25 p.m. An attorney for an organization opposing the Keystone XL oil pipeline says the "fight is not over" after the South Dakota Supreme Court dismissed a legal appeal from project foes. Robin Martinez,...

North Dakota OKs refinery construction near national park

Jun. 13, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Health Department issued a permit Wednesday allowing construction of an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, a project opposed by several national and regional conservation groups. The Davis Refinery still has other hurdles,...

The Latest: Remnants of Alberto still carry rain threat

May. 29, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Alberto (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Forecasters say the center of what's left of Alberto is over northwest Alabama, posing a continued threat for heavy rain and flash flooding in several states even though it's no longer a subtropical storm. As of 4 p.m. CDT, the ...

7 bodies found in central Mexico near troubled refinery

May. 26, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials in the central state of Guanajuato say seven bodies have been found in the city of Salamanca and they appear to be members of a criminal organization. The state attorney general's office says three of the victims found Friday were shot, and they have been identified....

Zinke heckled as he pitches government, industry cooperation

May. 23, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced protests and a heckler Wednesday as he delivered a message of government cooperation at a large energy industry conference in North Dakota. Zinke told the crowd at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck that government needs to be a...

Teachers' group seeks to stop Oklahoma anti-tax question

May. 14, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group representing Oklahoma teachers is asking the state's highest court to stop an effort to overturn a tax-hike package to fund teacher pay raises the Legislature approved amid a national uprising of educators seeking more classroom money. The Professional Oklahoma Educators filed...

Curacao court OKs Conoco seizing Venezuelan oil assets

May. 13, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A court on the Dutch island of Curacao has authorized the local subsidiary of U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips to seize $636 million worth of assets held on the island by Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA. The move comes as Houston-based Conoco seeks to recover $2 billion in a...

Mayors ask refinery to end use of toxic chemical

May. 2, 2018 1:29 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The mayors of the Lake Superior twin port cities near last week's oil refinery explosion and fire are calling on its owners to stop using a toxic chemical compound at the site. Husky Energy in Superior is one of about 50 refineries in the country that still uses hydrogen fluoride to...

EPA finds nothing toxic at Wisconsin refinery explosion site

May. 1, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has finished monitoring the air at the site of a recent oil refinery explosion in northwestern Wisconsin and found no elevated levels of anything toxic. The blast at the Husky Energy refinery in Superior last Thursday injured at least 13...

TVA's new gas plant in Tennessee ready to run

Apr. 30, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's new gas-fired power plant in Tennessee is ready to run. TVA said Monday that the Allen Combined Cycle Natural Gas Plant in Memphis has been completed and is ready to operate. It replaces the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant, which operated for more than...