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Poland threatens to stop importing gas from Russia

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's state gas company said Friday it will stop importing natural gas from Russia’s Gazprom when a long-term contract expires in three years, unless it can secure better commercial terms. The announcement comes as Poland has been working to reduce its dependence on Russian...

Company: Dakota Access expansion doesn’t increase risk

Nov. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EST

LINTON, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access pipeline officials argued Wednesday that the company’s proposal to double the line’s capacity does not increase the potential of a failure, a claim that has been long dismissed by opponents of the idea. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to double the capacity...

Tribe to argue against expansion of Dakota Access pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 5:40 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have long maintained that a leak in the Dakota Access oil pipeline would threaten their Missouri River water supply, and on Wednesday they will argue that a new proposal to double the line's capacity magnifies the probability of a disastrous oil...

South Dakota Keystone XL opponents point to N. Dakota spill

Nov. 1, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in South Dakota were making their case against a handful of water permits this week in a process so contentious that it is being extended to additional meetings next month. Now, those opponents are pointing to a major spill in North Dakota to bolster their case. The South...

Judge upholds law allowing Great Lakes oil pipeline tunnel

Oct. 31, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan legislators did not violate the state constitution with their decision to allow construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a waterway linking two of the Great Lakes, a judge said Thursday. The ruling by Judge Michael Kelly of the Michigan Court of Claims was a...

Hungary's Orban: Good relations with Russia are a necessity

Oct. 30, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minster said Wednesday after hosting a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that good relations with Russia are a necessity because of his country's geographical location. Analysts see Prime Minister Viktor Orban as Putin's closest ally in the European...

Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Oct. 30, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord Stream 2...

Appeals court hears dispute over pipeline compressor station

Oct. 29, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for opponents of a natural gas compressor station proposed in a historic African American community in Virginia told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the state has failed to carefully consider the potential health impacts of the station and "unequal treatment" of the people...

Putin to visit EU nation Hungary as Russian influence grows

Oct. 29, 2019 7:31 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Hungary takes him to the country that is the Kremlin's strongest beachhead in the European Union and NATO, two groups that generally regard Russia with unease. The focus of Putin's trip, which begins Wednesday, will be his meeting with Hungarian...

Firm revokes application to build pipeline, but will refile

Oct. 25, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — It will be a while longer before a hotly contested natural gas pipeline gets a yes-or-no decision from New Jersey environmental regulators. An Oklahoma company on Friday withdrew permit applications with New Jersey regulators that it needs to build a pipeline from Pennsylvania...