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US says anyone who 'touches' Iran tanker risks US sanctions

Aug. 20, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says anyone who "touches," supports or allows an Iranian tanker carrying crude oil to dock risks U.S. sanctions. He told reporters Tuesday that if an Iranian supertanker that left Gibraltar on Sunday again heads to Syria, "we'll take every action we...

2015 North Dakota liquid gas spill much bigger than reported

Aug. 20, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 2015 pipeline spill of liquid natural gas in western North Dakota initially reported as just 10 gallons is at least hundreds of thousands of gallons larger and may take another decade to clean up, state health officials said Tuesday. Oklahoma-based Oneok Partners LP reported the...

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

Aug. 19, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization left Gibraltar and was heading east into the Mediterranean Sea on Monday, with its next destination reported to be Greece. The Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1,...

Line 3 protesters rally at Minnesota Enbridge office

Aug. 19, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people rallied outside a Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Protesters say six members of their group chained themselves to a gate early Monday at Enbridge's office in Bemidji, prompting the office to close...

Georgia-based Colonial sues contractor over Alabama spill

Aug. 19, 2019 1:59 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline Co. has sued an Alabama contractor over a spill that threatened gasoline supplies along the East Coast three years ago. The pipeline operator contends faulty work by the Birmingham-based Ceco Pipeline Services caused a crack that spilled at least...

Kentucky gas pipeline has history of deadly accidents

Aug. 19, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline in Kentucky that exploded this month and killed one person has a history of deadly accidents. The Courier Journal reports six people in Kentucky and nine people in total have died in gas explosions along the Texas Eastern Transmission Co. pipeline since...

Iranian tanker sought by US heads to unknown destination

Aug. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the...

Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker

Aug. 18, 2019 7:58 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Gibraltar authorities are rejecting a renewed US request that the UK territory not release an Iranian oil tanker.

Yemen rebel drone attack targets remote Saudi oil field

Aug. 17, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a "limited fire" in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the...

Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

Aug. 17, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

GIBRALTAR (AP) — The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again. The head of the company sorting paperwork and procuring for the Grace 1 oil tanker in the...