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NY regulators order full environmental review for pipeline

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state regulators say a proposed dual pipeline from Albany to New Jersey oil refineries requires a full environmental review. The Department of Environmental Conservation and the Thruway Authority announced its finding Wednesday, saying the Pilgrim Pipeline project has the potential for significant adverse impact on the environment and communities. The pipelines would carry North ...

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Welspun awarded $47 million contract for Diamond Pipeline

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Welspun Tubular says it’s received a $47 million order to help build a 440-mile pipeline that will carry oil from Cushing, Oklahoma, to Memphis, Tennessee. Welspun and Diamond Pipeline LLC say the order accounts for approximately two-thirds of the pipe needed to build the Diamond Pipeline. The $900 million pipeline will be capable of transporting ...

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Canada court overturns approval of Enbridge oil pipeline

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the previous government’s controversial approval of a pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia. In a ruling released Thursday, the court said the former Conservative government did not adequately consult aboriginal communities regarding their traditional territory or accommodate their concerns. “It would have ...

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TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The company that proposed the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project, a company spokesman said Monday. TransCanada Inc. filed a request for arbitration Friday under the North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing that the State Department’s actions led the company to ...

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California oil pipeline fixed after thousands of gallons spill

TRACY, Calif. (AP) — Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago and spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude underground in rural Northern California, a spokesman for Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday. The company was running small amounts of oil through the pipeline to test it as crews worked to clean up the spill in undeveloped countryside ...

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Wildlife group sues US over Enbridge oil pipeline in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — An environmental group is accusing the federal government of misjudging an emergency response plan for a major oil pipeline that runs through Michigan. The National Wildlife Federation filed a lawsuit Monday against a pipeline safety agency, saying the government in 2013 failed to account for impacts on wildlife, plants, and Great Lakes shore if Line 5 ruptures. ...

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Oil pipeline opponents say local bans will derail project

Oil pipeline opponents say local bans will derail project

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Environmental groups are citing a provision in a 107-year-old transportation law in trying to derail an oil pipeline project from upstate New York to New Jersey. Daniel Raichel, a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, says the New York Transportation Corporations Law of 1909 gives villages and cities veto power over oil pipelines through their ...

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Oil pipeline protesters interrupt Minnesota water summit

Oil pipeline protesters interrupt Dayton's water summit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton asked more than 800 people attending his inaugural Water Summit on Saturday to brainstorm ideas for solving Minnesota’s water quality challenges, but not before opponents of the proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline interrupted his remarks to urge him to play a greater role in scrutinizing the project. Just after Dayton took the ...

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TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejection

TransCanada to file 2 legal challenges to Keystone rejection

HOUSTON — The Canadian company that proposed the Keystone XL oil pipeline has filed a lawsuit over the U.S. government’s rejection of the project and announced it plans to file a second legal challenge that will seek more than $15 billion in damages. TransCanada filed a federal lawsuit in Houston on Wednesday alleging President Barack Obama’s decision in November to ...

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Shifting markets may make Portland Pipe Line redundant

The Portland Pipe Line, built 74 years ago to provide for the safe transport of crude oil to Quebec at a time when German U-boats were patrolling the western Atlantic, may be obsolete by the new year. That would mean fewer oil tankers calling on Portland Harbor and less work for tugboats, harbor pilots, line handlers, marine fuel suppliers, ship ...

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