Latest Pipeline construction News

Memphis council delays vote on city law tied to oil pipeline

Apr. 20, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City council members in Memphis, Tennessee, delayed a scheduled vote Tuesday on a law that could make it more difficult for a company to build an oil pipeline over an aquifer that provides clean drinking water to 1 million people. The Memphis City...

Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

Apr. 20, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country's ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow's treatment of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and aggression toward Ukraine. ...

With key deals, Uganda's nascent oil sector nears maturity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast. Construction of the pipeline, which would be the world’s longest at 897 miles, is expected to begin...

Pipeline construction sparks debate on Minnesota reservation

Apr. 03, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

FOND du LAC INDIAN RESERVATION, Minn. (AP) — About a month ago, Taysha Martineau walked out of the protest camp she built in a small patch of woods near her home on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation and knelt in the middle of the road. Elders from her community...

Foes gear up for newest fight against NJ/NY gas pipeline

Apr. 01, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

The seemingly never-ending fight over an Oklahoma company's plan to build a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey into New York is on again. Tulsa-based Williams Companies is asking federal regulators for a two-year extension to build its proposed Northeast Supply...

Two KXL protesters in South Dakota face criminal charges

Mar. 27, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A pair of people protesting the Keystone XL pipeline are facing criminal charges in South Dakota. Construction on the long-disputed oil pipeline planned by Canada-based TC Energy halted in January as President Joe Biden revoked its permit on his...

Massachusetts Gov. Baker signs sweeping climate change bill

Mar. 26, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed a sweeping climate change bill into law Friday, ending months of negotiations as the legislation shuttled back and forth between the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the Republican governor. Baker and lawmakers...

Massachusetts governor to sign sweeping climate change bill

Mar. 25, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday that he plans to sign a sweeping climate change bill, ending months of shuttling the legislation back and forth between the Democratic-controlled Legislature and the Republican governor. Asked at the end of an...

Police extract 1 Mountain Valley protestor from tree stand

Mar. 24, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have removed one of two protestors from tree stands that have been blocking construction of the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline. The Roanoke Times reports that a woman from Vermont was extracted Tuesday with the help of a...

Pipeline developer awards grants to promote conservation

Mar. 18, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Developers of the Mountain Valley Pipeline have awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants to promote conservation and recreation along parts of the Appalachian Trail. The Roanoke Times reported Sunday that the money came from a $19.5 million...