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Board of Public Works approves natural gas pipeline permit

Dec. 3, 2020 12:00 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a wetlands license for 76 feet of drilling under the Wicomico River to extend a natural gas pipeline on the Eastern Shore. The approximately 7-mile-long pipeline was proposed in order to keep up with...

Oneok wants to expand capacity of Bear Creek pipeline

Dec. 3, 2020 10:51 AM EST

HALLIDAY, N.D. (AP) — Oneok is asking North Dakota regulators to approve its plan to expand the capacity of a natural gas liquids pipeline connected to a processing plant in Dunn County. The Bear Creek pipeline current carries up to 15,000 barrels per day from the plant to another pipeline in McKenzie...

Maryland board OKs key permit for natural gas pipeline

Dec. 2, 2020 4:29 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland board approved a key wetlands license on Wednesday on the state's Eastern Shore for a pipeline to bring natural gas to Somerset County, one of the state's poorest jurisdictions which does not currently have access to natural gas. The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 for the...

Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 in Minnesota

Dec. 1, 2020 6:28 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Enbridge Energy began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the $2.6 billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups. Spokeswoman Juli Kellner said...

2 face federal terror charge over train track interference

Nov. 30, 2020 8:33 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities in Seattle have charged two people with a terrorist attack on train tracks, suggesting they were motivated by opposition to the construction of a natural gas pipeline across British Columbia when they interfered with the operation of a railroad in Washington state....

FILE - In this June 29, 2018, file photo, pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown at the Superior, Wis., terminal of Enbridge Energy. A significant permit has been granted to Enbridge's plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Minnesota gives final green light to disputed oil pipeline

Nov. 30, 2020 6:38 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota regulators approved the final permit Monday for Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, giving the company the green light to begin construction on the $2.6 billion project. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency granted a...

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the death of former President Lazaro Cardenas in Mexico City, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico sets another $11.5 billion in infrastructure projects

Nov. 30, 2020 1:34 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced another round of 29 private and public infrastructure projects Monday worth about $11.5 billion which are expected to break ground by the end of 2021. The majority of the plans are for highways, energy and water projects. The announcement is similar to a roughly $14...

Minnesota tribes file to halt pipeline approval due to virus

Nov. 27, 2020 9:35 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn (AP) — Two Native American tribes in northern Minnesota are asking state regulators to stop the imminent construction of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement, saying it would increase the risk of coronavirus infections spreading. The Red Lake and White Earth Bands of...

In this October 2019 photo, the MT Agrari is seen off the coast of Frederikshavn, Denmark. A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged the oil tanker MT Agrari on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. (Morten Weesgaard via AP)

Mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Nov. 25, 2020 2:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A mine in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities said, the latest incident targeting the kingdom amid its long war against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The blast happened before dawn and struck the MT Agrari, a...

Private security firm says mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia near Yemen border in Red Sea

Nov. 25, 2020 8:37 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Private security firm says mine explodes, damaging oil tanker off Saudi Arabia near Yemen border in Red Sea.