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AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

Keystone line to remain closed until corrective action taken

Nov. 6, 2019 11:09 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Canadian owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in northeastern North Dakota. The Pipeline and...

High court hears challenge of refinery near national park

Nov. 6, 2019 8:29 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court has heard the first of two legal challenges to an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Tuesday's arguments involve a lawsuit brought by the National Parks Conservation Association. It's concerned about how the state will regulate...

The Latest: Democrats claim victory in another Philly suburb

Nov. 6, 2019 12:32 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania's election results on Tuesday (all times local): 12 a.m. Another suburban Philadelphia county has flipped to Democratic control. Democrats declared victory late Tuesday night in races for the Chester County board of commissioners, beating two Republican...

North Dakota gov wants more monitoring after pipeline leak

Nov. 1, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum appealed to Keystone pipeline owner TC Energy to review its inspection and monitoring of the line after it leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) in the northeastern part of the state. Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said the Republican...

Closing arguments made in North Pole refinery pollution case

Oct. 30, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge will decide who is liable for the cleanup of a substance that leaked from a North Pole oil refinery and contaminated nearby water wells. Superior Court Judge Warren Matthews was considering a ruling after hearing closing arguments Tuesday at the trial focused on...

Agency: No alert system at Texas facility damaged by fire

Oct. 30, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A company that owns a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility which burned for days in March didn't have an alert system in place to warn of releases from its tanks, a federal agency investigating the blaze said Wednesday. The fire, which began March 17 in Deer Park, about 20 miles (32...

Plant to extract CBD oil from hemp coming to central Indiana

Oct. 29, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A $24 million hemp-processing plant that will specialize in extracting CBD oil from Indiana-grown hemp is coming to suburban Indianapolis. BDX-Indiana says its plant will be located inside an existing building in Westfield, just north of Indianapolis. The company is a sister company...

Not over yet: New US Syria mission after al-Baghdadi's death

Oct. 29, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State group's leader, the Pentagon is increasing U.S. efforts to protect Syria's oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country's Russian allies. It's a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are...

Average US price of gas drops 4 cents per gallon

Oct. 27, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 4 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.68. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says Sunday that there may be further drops soon, as refinery maintenance season starts to slow and...