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Today in History: JAN 29, Prohibition launches

Jan. 29, 2023 00:07 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2023. There are 336 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1936, the first inductees of baseball’s Hall of Fame, including Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, were named in...

Guyana: Satellites will spot oil spills, not on-ship experts

Jan. 25, 2023 10:58 AM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency says it can now use satellites to monitor any oil spills in the South American nation's waters. The agency's former leader criticized the technology as ineffective, saying the only proper way of minimizing oil spills is to put...

UN: Cost is new obstacle to oil transfer from Yemen tanker

Jan. 17, 2023 20:01 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The rising cost of purchasing or leasing a vessel that can hold more than 1 million barrels of crude oil now in a rusting old tanker off the coast of war-torn Yemen is the latest obstacle to resolving the grave threat of massive environmental damage from a possible oil spill...

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies

Jan. 12, 2023 19:49 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Jack Smith, an Associated Press photographer who captured unforgettable shots of the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, boxer Mike Tyson biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear, and weeping figure skater Tonya Harding at the Olympics during a 35-year...

Guyana: 1.3 billion barrels in ExxonMobil offshore oil field

Jan. 10, 2023 15:05 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — A fifth major offshore oil field being developed by a consortium led by ExxonMobil at an estimated cost of $12.7 billion will add another 1.3 billion barrels of recoverable oil reserves to the 10-billion barrel Guyana-Suriname basin, the Guyanese government said Tuesday....

EPA, pipeline operator reach deal to clean up Kansas spill

Jan. 09, 2023 18:57 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with a pipeline operator to clean up a spill that dumped 14,000 bathtubs’ worth of crude oil into a rural Kansas creek. The agency said in a news release that the Dec. 7...

US gets 1 bid for oil and gas lease in Alaska's Cook Inlet

Dec. 30, 2022 19:06 PM EST

The U.S. government on Friday said it received one bid for the right to drill offshore for oil and gas in Alaska's Cook Inlet near habitat for bears, salmon, humpback whales and endangered beluga whales. Hilcorp Alaska LLC submitted the sole bid — $63,983 for an area covering 2,304...

Pipeline section in Kansas with oil spill is back in service

Dec. 29, 2022 17:22 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A pipeline operator put a damaged section in Kansas back into service Thursday, a little more than three weeks after a spill dumped 14,000 bathtubs' worth of crude oil into a rural creek. Canada-based T.C. Energy announced that it had completed repairs,...

Company: Regulators OK reopening of Kansas pipeline segment

Dec. 23, 2022 14:33 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a pipeline that spilled about 14,000 bathtubs' worth of heavy crude oil into a northeastern Kansas creek said Friday that it has permission from U.S. government regulators to reopen the repaired segment where the rupture occurred. Canada-based TC...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Dec. 20, 2022 12:19 PM EST

Kansas City Star. December 14, 2022. Editorial: Kansas needs restitution for Keystone pipeline disaster — and it can never happen again The recent Keystone pipeline leak near Washington, Kansas, is deeply disturbing. Pictures of the calamity have...