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Illinois court sends pipeline plans back to regulators

Jan. 13, 2022 13:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An Illinois appellate court has set aside a decision by state regulators that would allow the Dakota Access oil pipeline to double capacity to 1.1 million barrels daily. In a 60-page decision filed Wednesday, the appellate court’s three-judge panel ordered...

EXPLAINER: How Europe is trying to deal with its gas crisis

Jan. 13, 2022 11:08 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s natural gas crisis isn't letting up. Reserves are low. Prices are high. Utility customers are facing expensive bills. Major Russian supplier Gazprom isn't selling gas like it used to. It all raises the question: How exactly is Europe, which...

Stance on Russia, China a test for new German government

Jan. 06, 2022 13:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Germany has found itself facing a series of challenges in its relations with Russia and China that have been testing the foreign policy mettle of the new government since it took office last month. Among them are Moscow’s military buildup near Ukraine and the...

US, Germany say Russia poses 'urgent' challenge to stability

Jan. 05, 2022 16:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany said Wednesday that Russia’s military buildup near Ukraine’s border poses an “immediate and urgent challenge” to European security and that any intervention will draw severe consequences. But the country's top diplomats left...

$40M penalty proposed for gas pipeline builder after spill

Jan. 04, 2022 14:38 PM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed a $40 million fine against the builder of a multistate natural gas pipeline, the second hefty penalty sought against the company within the past year. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission accused the company of repeatedly...

Challenge filed to WVa permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Jan. 03, 2022 18:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline filed a legal challenge Monday to a West Virginia water permit for the natural gas project. The petition filed by environmental and community groups argues that the state Department of Environmental Protection...

West Virginia grants key permit for controversial pipeline

Dec. 31, 2021 03:17 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection approved a water quality permit for a controversial natural gas pipeline on Thursday. The Mountain Valley Pipeline's planned 300-mile route cuts through West Virginia and Virginia. ...

Another legal battle looms over Mountain Valley Pipeline

Dec. 25, 2021 10:53 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Opponents of the Mountain Valley Pipeline are gearing up for another legal fight to try to stop the natural gas project. The Roanoke Times reports that environmental and community groups filed a petition this week with a federal appeals court. ...

Russia doubled purchases of gas from Turkmenistan in 2021

Dec. 24, 2021 13:15 PM EST

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — Russia has doubled the purchases of natural gas from Turkmenistan this year amid rising global demand, the Russian ambassador in Ashgabat said Friday. Ambassador Alexander Blokhin said Russia this year stands to import about 10 billion cubic meters...

Putin to the West: 'It is not us who threaten anyone'

Dec. 23, 2021 14:11 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the West on Thursday to “immediately” meet Russia's demand for security guarantees precluding NATO's expansion to Ukraine, saying the U.S. is “on the threshold of our home.” Speaking during a marathon annual news...