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Natural gas facility receives permit, opponents to appeal

Dec. 12, 2019 10:47 AM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state energy utility has received a key permit needed to move forward with a liquefied natural gas facility, but opponents have vowed to fight the project. KING-TV reported Wednesday that the Puyallup Tribe and others have raised concerns about construction of the Tacoma...

Michigan OKs 9% natural gas rate hike for SEMCO customers

Dec. 7, 2019 9:36 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators have approved a 9.2% natural gas rate increase for 300,000 customers of SEMCO Energy Gas. The utility says it will use the nearly $20 million rate increase to replace gas mains and initiate an infrastructure reliability improvement program. SEMCO had sought a rate...

Ukrainian gas chief meets with prosecutors probing Giuliani

Dec. 4, 2019 5:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have interviewed the head of Ukraine’s state-owned gas company as part of an investigation into the business dealings of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two of Giuliani’s business associates. Andriy Kobolyev met...

PG&E says blackouts limited fires despite 1 likely failure

Nov. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility said Friday that its distribution lines haven’t sparked any major wildfires since it began shutting off power to Northern California customers during periods of high fire risk. However, Pacific Gas & Electric is not ruling out the...

AP Interview: Ex-Polish president defends Biden and Burisma

Nov. 28, 2019 1:09 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Polish president who is on the board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, said Thursday that Hunter Biden was indeed chosen to join its advisory board because of his name. He said that is simply how the world of business works. But Kwasniewski...

National Grid agrees to connect customers, pay penalties

Nov. 25, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A utility that imposed a natural gas hookup moratorium in parts of New York City and Long Island after the state rejected its pipeline plans has agreed to restore gas service and pay $36 million in penalties, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. “This agreement is a victory for...

National Grid faces deadline following Cuomo threat

Nov. 23, 2019 8:23 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An electric company faces a deadline to respond to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s threat to revoke the utility's certificate to offer natural gas service in downstate New York Cuomo sent a Nov. 13 letter to National Grid on Tuesday giving the company 14 days to respond. That deadline will...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

Burisma means Biden? Diplomats say the link escaped them

Nov. 20, 2019 3:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back in May, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mentioned a connection between a Ukrainian gas company and Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, to The New York Times. Giuliani hammered his point relentlessly on cable news and he discussed...

The Latest: NC governor says facts on his side over pipeline

Nov. 20, 2019 1:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a report by private investigators examining a mitigation fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says the “facts are on our side” when it comes to the legality of creating a special $58 million...