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Natural gas company to provide $10M in grants to nonprofits

Sep. 24, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The charitable arm of the gas company blamed for a series of natural gas explosions and fires in Massachusetts two years ago said Thursday it will provide $10 million to support nonprofits in the three communities affected by the disaster. The NiSource Charitable Foundation,...

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during the committee's business meeting where it will consider new subpoenas in the

GOP Senate report on Biden son alleges conflict of interest

Sep. 23, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice president. But the...

Report: Southwest Gas rate hike bid included luxury expenses

Aug. 27, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The natural gas utility serving Las Vegas and southern Nevada asked state regulators to let it recover from ratepayers costs including a $4,700 wine-and-dine dinner, a luxury car charter and a Las Vegas Strip resort manicure and pedicure, a newspaper found. Southwest Gas told the Las Vegas...

Los Angeles utility says gas plant leaks methane

Aug. 26, 2020 8:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles utility said Wednesday that one of its natural gas plants is leaking globe-warming methane, prompting calls from environmentalists to abandon plans to extend the life of other California facilities like it. Natural gas compressors at the Valley Generating Station are...

People looking to evacuate the path of Hurricane Laura arrive at the civic center where evacuation buses wait, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Port Arthur, Texas. Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall in the area Wednesday night or early Thursday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Oil industry shuts platforms, rigs, refineries before storm

Aug. 26, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The energy industry braced Wednesday for catastrophic storm surges and winds as Hurricane Laura cut a dangerous path toward the coastlines of Texas and Louisiana. Oil and gas producers evacuated platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and companies were shutting down refineries in the...

Indiana utility faces $1.1M fine over safety violations

Aug. 8, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility is facing a $1.1 million fine — the largest in state history — after state regulators cited it for natural gas pipeline safety violations and specified that the company cannot pass that cost onto its ratepayers. The Indiana Utility...

Big N. Carolina utilities told to stop disconnections longer

Jul. 30, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have told the state's big for-profit electric, natural gas and water utilities to keep delaying disconnections through August as customers still struggle financially from COVID-19. The state Utilities Commission issued an order late Wednesday, the same day a...