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Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

Jun. 15, 2019 3:45 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region —...

Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs

Jun. 11, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $38 million to cover the cost of policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. U.S. Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer and U.S. Rep....

Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline

Jun. 7, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S., but the developer has said it's too late to begin work this year and environmental groups vowed to keep fighting it. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S....

Enbridge seeks court ruling on Great Lakes oil pipeline deal

Jun. 6, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Thursday it will go to court after failing to strike a deal with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on building an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the channel that connects Lakes Huron and Michigan. The Canadian company said it will ask the state Court of Claims to...

Firm to reapply for permits to build northeast gas pipeline

Jun. 6, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — An Oklahoma company says it will reapply to build a hotly contested pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania through New Jersey, and under a bay and the ocean to New York. Tulsa-based Williams Companies says it will reapply for key environmental permits that were...

Opponents of pipeline argue land was improperly seized

Jun. 6, 2019 6:01 AM EDT

GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Landowners in Ohio hope to convince a federal appeals court that they were forced by a federal agency to sell their property to a pipeline builder sending large quantities of natural gas to Canada. At issue is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a project that allowed...

Opponents hope New Jersey scuttles gas pipeline to New York

Jun. 4, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — A proposal for a nearly $1 billion pipeline that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania's shale fields through New Jersey, a bay and the ocean en route to supplying New York City and Long Island faces some key hurdles this week. New Jersey environmental officials are due to...

Court reverses regulators' decision on pipeline's impact

Jun. 3, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday said state regulators must conduct a further review for Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its deteriorating Line 3 crude oil pipeline because the project's environmental impact statement doesn't address the possibility of an oil spill into the...

Enbridge offers 2024 finish for Great Lakes tunnel project

May. 30, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. said Thursday it could have a proposed oil pipeline tunnel built and operating beneath a crucial Great Lakes channel by early 2024, responding to demands from Michigan officials to expedite the shutdown of existing twin pipelines. The Canadian company said it had...

As North Dakota oil soars, so does waste of natural gas

May. 27, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state's goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the wasteful and environmentally harmful practice. The industry has spent billions of dollars on...