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Court Victory for Disputed Trans Mountain Pipeline Project

Construction on the pipeline expansion began in December. Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to a controversial pipeline expansion, a victory for the beleaguered project. The court says the federal government held “adequate and meaningful” consultations with indigenous peoples, as required by law. Some indigenous groups had gone to the appellate court

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Duke Gas Pipeline Put on Pause by Judge

After years of controversy and struggle, a judge has put construction of the Duke natural gas pipeline project on pause. The plan to build the pipeline between Golf Manor and Sycamore Township was approved in November. Although approved in November, an administrative law judge ordered Duke Energy’s pipeline project to be placed on hold until

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Trump Administration Approves Keystone Pipeline on U.S. Land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction amidst court challenges. The approval signed by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and obtained by The Associated Press covers 46 miles (74 kilometers) of the pipeline’s

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel Sign EastMed Gas Pipeline Deal

Greece, Cyprus, and Israel have signed an agreement to construct a 1,900-kilometer undersea pipeline to carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe and potentially help the continent reduce its dependency on Russia for energy supplies. The deal comes as Russia prepares to start pumping gas this year through two new pipelines to Europe

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U.S. Greenlights Sanctions on Mega Russia-EU Gas Pipeline

The U.S. Senate has approved a defense bill that will see sanctions imposed on companies working on Russia’s massive flagship gas pipeline project to Germany. The sanctions might not have much effect given that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is almost complete. The U.S. Senate has approved a defense bill that will see sanctions imposed

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Texas Companies Propose Crude Oil Pipeline

Two Texas-based companies are partnering a crude oil pipeline proposed to run nearly 45 miles from Memphis to Marshall County, Mississippi. The Byhalia Connection pipeline is a joint venture between Plains All American Pipeline and Valero and would be constructed and operated by a subsidiary of Plains. It would connect the two existing crude oil

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Trans Mountain Pipeline Makes Landmark Step Forward

The controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project made a landmark step forward with the start of construction in Alberta on Tuesday, two weeks before a federal court of appeal is set to hold hearings on challenges to the project. In August, the Canadian federal government announced that work would resume on the Trans Mountain oil

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Utah’s Oil and Gas Division Has ‘Alarming’ Lack of Oversight

A blistering legislative audit of Utah’s oil and gas division found it “alarming” that regulators are not carrying out their state-mandated oversight of nearly 200 drilling operators, letting violations go unresolved for years and not forcing the cleanup of environmental contamination at waste disposal sites. The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining “has not adequately

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