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Pipeline firm to pay another $2M fine in Pennsylvania

Jan. 16, 2020 6:55 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Texas-based pipeline giant that is heavily penalized in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay another $2 million in fines for spilling drilling fluids into a reservoir during construction on a 350-mile multibillion-dollar pipeline carrying highly volatile natural gas liquids. The consent...

Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter, center, shakes hands with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, left, as they surrounded by security in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019. Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Varaklas)

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over sea border dispute

Jan. 16, 2020 3:03 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece will block any European peace deal on Libya unless an agreement between the internationally-recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey on maritime borders is scrapped, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned Thursday. Mitsotakis' comments during a TV interview came a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 15, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Take wait, see approach on state budget Altoona Mirror Jan. 12 For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and...

President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt speaks on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act, at the White House, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump proposes sweeping rollback of environmental oversight

Jan. 9, 2020 5:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a dramatic rollback of environmental oversight, President Donald Trump took action Thursday to clear the way and speed up development of a wide range of commercial projects by cutting back federal review of their impact on the environment. “The United States can’t compete...

Gas pipeline, processing plant proposed in North Dakota

Jan. 8, 2020 3:31 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Colorado company has proposed a 70-mile natural gas pipeline to a planned processing plant in western North Dakota, bringing to six the number of similar facilities scheduled to come online by the end of next year. Denver-based Outrigger Energy II said its pipeline would originate...

Louisiana appeals court hears arguments in pipeline lawsuit

Jan. 8, 2020 2:51 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana appeal court heard arguments Wednesday on a lawsuit challenging state laws that let oil pipeline operators take private land for construction. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles could take weeks or months to decide the case involving the 162-mile-long...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, speak during a ceremony for a dual natural gas line, TurkStream, connecting Russia and Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. The presidents of Turkey and Russia inaugurated the dual natural gas line connecting their countries Wednesday, opening up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe and promising cooperation in trade and diplomacy. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Erdogan, Putin launch new gas line, vow Mideast diplomacy

Jan. 8, 2020 10:33 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia inaugurated the dual natural gas line connecting their countries Wednesday, opening up a new export path for Russian gas into Turkey and Europe and promising cooperation in trade and diplomacy. The meeting in Istanbul between Turkish President Recep...

FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2019, file photo, residents of Buckingham County sing along as a Town Hall meeting about a proposed compressor station in Union Hill, Va., for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. A federal appeals court has thrown out a permit needed in Virginia by developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. A three-judge panel from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of AppealsĀ vacated the permit for a natural gas compressor station on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Court tosses permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline station

Jan. 7, 2020 4:22 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A permit needed to build a natural gas compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Virginia was thrown out Tuesday by a federal court that found the state failed to adequately consider the potential health effects on a historic African American community. The unanimous ruling...

Pipeline company fined $30M but can resume construction

Jan. 3, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Pennsylvania fined an energy company more than $30 million on Friday but will allow it to resume construction on its problem-plagued natural gas pipelines. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued one of its largest-ever civil penalties in the wake of an investigation that found Energy Transfer had...

Cypriot Energy Minister Georgios Lakkotrypis, front left, Greek Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, front center, and Israel's Minister of Energy and Water Yuval Steinitz sign an agreement as Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, rear center, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiadis, rear left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look on, in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The leaders of Greece, Israel and Cyprus met in Athens Thursday to sign a deal aiming to build a key undersea pipeline, named EastMed, designed to carry gas from new rich offshore deposits in the southeastern Mediterranean to continental Europe. (AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

Greece, Israel, Cyprus sign deal for EastMed gas pipeline

Jan. 2, 2020 2:24 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece, Israel and Cyprus signed a deal Thursday to build an undersea pipeline to carry gas from new offshore deposits in the southeastern Mediterranean to continental Europe. The 1,900-kilometer (1,300-mile) EastMed pipeline is intended to provide an alternative gas source for...