Oil and gas transportation

December 20, 2018 - 10:06 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that the captain and the insurer of the Prestige oil tanker must pay more than 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in compensation for Spain's biggest environmental disaster, when the vessel sank in 2002. The court said in a statement Thursday that captain...
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2018 file photo, Nancy Beaulieu, a member of the Leech Lake Tribe, attends a Public Utilities Commission meeting in St. Paul, to oppose Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. Opponents of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota have filed appeals to challenge the state Public Utilities Commission's approval of the project. Environmental and tribal groups filed initial notices Wednesday with the Minnesota Court of Appeals against the commission's decision to grant a certificate of need for the project. Canada-based Enbridge says it believes the courts will reaffirm the project's approval. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP, File)
December 19, 2018 - 5:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of Enbridge Energy's plan to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota filed appeals Wednesday to challenge the state Public Utilities Commission's approval of the project. Environmental and tribal groups filed their initial notices with the...
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U.S. deputy secretary of state, John Sullivan, right, shakes hands with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.The meeting comes as part of a tour by Sullivan to the region. The State Department said ahead of the visit that the reason for his visit to Poland was to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to NATO and commend Poland for its contributions to the alliance's common defense and its efforts to advance energy security.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
December 19, 2018 - 11:28 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has signed a long-term deal with a U.S. company for supplies of liquefied natural gas as part of an effort to reduce its dependence on Russian energy, the two sides announced on Wednesday. Port Arthur LNG, a subsidiary of San Diego-based Sempra Energy, and Poland's...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
December 14, 2018 - 6:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Regulators on Friday accused one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The...
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December 14, 2018 - 11:43 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota landowners who unsuccessfully sued the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline over land easements have lost their appeal. The 21 landowners sued for more than $4 million in 2017, saying a company formed by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners and a hired land...
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east leg of the pipeline near St. Ignace as Enbridge prepares to test the east and west sides of the Line 5 pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac in Mackinaw City, Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, establishing a panel to oversee a hotly disputed tunnel that will house an oil pipeline beneath the waterway linking Lake Huron and Lake Michigan. Snyder acted Wednesday, a day after the Republican-dominated Michigan Legislature gave the bill final approval. (Dale G Young/Detroit News via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 6:31 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's administration said Thursday it had wrapped up negotiations with Enbridge Inc. on building a tunnel to contain an oil pipeline beneath a Great Lakes waterway. Snyder's office released a series of agreements with the Canadian pipeline company,...
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FILE - This Feb. 13, 2017, file photo shows a site where the final phase of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Missouri River took place with boring equipment routing the pipeline underground and across Lake Oahe to connect with the existing pipeline in Emmons County in Cannon Ball, N.D. All four Native American tribes in the Dakotas that are fighting the oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly affect tribal populations. At the heart of the matter is a report from the Army Corps of Engineers detailing its conclusion. The federal judge overseeing the case has scheduled a status conference in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, to determine how to proceed. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
December 10, 2018 - 9:41 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The four Native American tribes in the Dakotas that are fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court are seeking to challenge the recent conclusion of federal officials that a spill would not greatly impact tribal populations. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton and...
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In this Thursday, Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Richard Walker, an Atlantic Coast Pipeline opponent, poses at a community center in Richmond, Va. Walker says his great-grandfather bought a 25 acre homestead in Union Hill, the site of a proposed compressor station, for $15 in 1885 as a freed slave, said Dominion Energy is engaged in "environmental racism." (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
December 09, 2018 - 6:07 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits was set to decide Monday whether Virginia's most powerful corporation...
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November 30, 2018 - 12:01 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria moved on Friday to revive a gas pipeline project that would pump Russian gas through its territory to Central Europe. Parliament on Friday approved a new national energy strategy that includes plans for the construction of a new gas pipeline that could be linked to...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, second from right, speak with soldiers during a military training at a military base in Chernihiv region, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov, 28, 2018. Russia and Ukraine traded blame after Russian border guards on Sunday opened fire on three Ukrainian navy vessels and eventually seized them and their crews. The incident put the two countries on war footing and raised international concern. (Mykola Lazarenko, Presidential Press Service via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 4:13 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The latest on raised tensions between Russia and Ukraine (all times local): 12:10 a.m. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he hopes the international community can help calm tensions between Russia and Ukraine over a ship standoff near Crimea. Guterres urged Russia on...
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