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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...

Rhode Island gas prices down 3 cents per gallon

Aug. 19, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Rhode Island has dropped 3 cents in the past week. AAA Northeast reports Monday that self-serve, regular is now selling for an average of $2.63 per gallon. Rhode Island's price is 2 cents higher than the national average for regular, and a...

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...

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

Aug. 19, 2019 1:48 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,...

New Mexico on pace for more record revenues thanks to oil

Aug. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is now on track to collect an unprecedented $7.8 billion in the budget year thanks to skyrocketing oil production, according to a new legislative revenue tracking report. The report says total state revenue collections were roughly $273 million above projected levels...

Advisory issued as Salton Sea's stink returns

Aug. 19, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — An odor advisory has been issued for the Coachella Valley area of Southern California because of naturally occurring processes in the Salton Sea that produce a gas with a rotten egg smell. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the advisory Sunday due to elevated levels...

Alaska lawsuit blames fatal home fire on gas company, owners

Aug. 19, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska wrongful death lawsuit blames a natural gas company and the owners of a mobile home for a fire that killed five young girls who had been left home alone, a report said. Parents Jimmy Flores and Janelle Quackenbush, who rented the home, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Palmer...

Gas prices still falling in northern New England

Aug. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are still dropping in northern New England, following a national trend. The latest GasBuddy price reports show New Hampshire's prices fell 3 cents per gallon in the last week, bringing the average to $2.54. Maine gas prices dropped 2.8 cents per gallon, averaging $2.60. In...

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...