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  • Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

    March 27, 2017 9:34 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that the full pipeline will be in service soon. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners made the announcement in a court filing Monday. The move comes despite months of protests... more »
  • US to recommend approval of Keystone XL pipeline

    March 23, 2017 2:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it. Two officials say Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Tom Shannon will issue the recommendation Friday. A 60-day deadline to complete a... more »
  • Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track to start this week

    March 20, 2017 11:03 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The company building the Dakota Access pipeline says the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent "coordinated physical attacks" along the line. The brief court filing late Monday from Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners didn't detail the attacks, but said they "pose threats... more »
  • Protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

    February 24, 2017 1:54 PM

    CANNON BALL - Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. There's tons of debris to be cleared. There's a highway bridge that remains closed. Pipeline... more »
  • Deadline looms for Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

    February 20, 2017 10:21 AM

    CANNON BALL - State and federal authorities have told Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters at an encampment in North Dakota to leave. But many in the camp say they're not going. The deadline is Wednesday. It comes amid concerns that spring flooding could wash tons of trash into nearby rivers.... more »
  • Paradis pipeline fire out; missing worker presumed dead

    February 13, 2017 5:45 PM

    PARADIS- A pipeline fire that broke out Thursday night in south Louisiana, injuring two people and killing one, has been extinguished. Phillips 66 said in a Monday morning news release that the fire was out as of 8:30 a.m. Officials in St. Charles Parish said they began receiving calls Thursday... more »
  • Officials: Paradis pipeline fire contained, missing worker presumed dead

    February 11, 2017 10:14 PM

    PARADIS - Officials say the fire at the Phillips 66 Partners Paradis Pipeline Station is contained and continues to burn at a reduced size. Ongoing air monitoring of the area indicates no health impacts to the surrounding community. The evacuation order was lifted Friday morning... more »
  • Proposed pipeline provokes heated debate Play Video

    February 8, 2017 11:29 PM

    NAPOLEONVILLE - Discussions over a proposed Louisiana pipeline got heated as environmentalists and oil and gas workers weighed the pros and cons. The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would stretch from Lake Charles to St. James Parish, transporting crude oil. It would join dozens of other pipelines that already run through the... more »
  • Army to allow completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline

    February 7, 2017 4:31 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The Army has notified Congress that it will allow the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to cross under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota, completing the four-state project to move North Dakota oil to Illinois. The Justice Department filed court documents Tuesday including letters to members... more »
  • Last pipeline protesters weigh whether to fight or leave

    January 25, 2017 4:02 PM

    CANNON BALL, N.D.- Most of the demonstrators who gathered on the North Dakota plains to oppose the Dakota Access oil pipeline declared victory and departed their snowy protest camp last month. That was after the Army announced it would halt the project. Now that President Donald Trump's administration is pushing... more »
  • Trump takes executive actions to advance oil pipelines

    January 24, 2017 11:37 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office that the moves on the pipelines will be subject to the terms and conditions being renegotiated by the U.S. President Barack... more »
  • More fight over 163-mile pipeline through Atchafalaya Basin

    January 22, 2017 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana environmental groups are gearing up for round two in a battle against a proposed 163-mile oil pipeline that would stretch across south Louisiana from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin and east to St. James. A public hearing last week for a required U.S. Army Corps... more »
  • 3 arrested in stadium pipeline protest released

    January 2, 2017 8:13 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Three people are out of jail after being arrested after opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline suspended a large banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game. Online records for Hennepin County Jail showed the three were released from custody Monday. A news release says... more »
  • Shreveport group to protest southern Louisiana pipeline

    January 2, 2017 10:02 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A newly formed Shreveport environmental activist group is making plans to travel to Baton Rouge to protest an incoming pipeline that many worry would hurt the environment. North Louisiana for Climate Justice was created on Friday at a Whole Foods market in Shreveport. Currently about a dozen members... more »
  • Shreveport group to protest southern Louisiana pipeline

    January 1, 2017 1:33 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A newly formed Shreveport environmental activist group is making plans to travel to Baton Rouge to protest an incoming pipeline that many worry would hurt the environment. North Louisiana for Climate Justice was created on Friday at a Whole Foods market in Shreveport. Currently about a dozen members... more »
  • Feds block route of Dakota Access pipeline in ND

    December 4, 2016 5:42 PM

    CANNON BALL - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota. Corps spokeswoman Moria Kelley said in a news release Sunday that the administration will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake... more »
  • Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze

    December 3, 2016 11:51 AM

    FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota emergency management officials say they are prepared to help Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. State Homeland Security Director Greg Wilz says it would be a challenge during a mass evacuation, but the state will... more »
  • Authorities won't use force to remove protesters

    November 28, 2016 8:29 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - Authorities say no action will be taken to enforce North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple's emergency evacuation order for protesters of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Dalrymple signed the order Monday for protesters who are camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land. Dalrymple cited "harsh winter conditions,"... more »
  • Sheriff on pipeline protests: 'My job is to enforce the law'

    November 27, 2016 12:08 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - The North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests won't apologize for the recent disputed action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says he won't "allow people to become unlawful." The months of protests... more »
  • Republican senator: Pipeline protesters should leave camp

    November 26, 2016 11:50 AM

    CANNON BALL, N.D. - North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven says opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline should respect the law and leave the protest area. The Republican made the statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a letter Friday to Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave... more »
  • Anti-pipeline rally draws hundreds in Oregon

    November 25, 2016 11:36 AM

    BISMARCK, N.D - Hundreds of people rallied in the rain in Portland, Oregon, on Thanksgiving Day to show their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others who have spent months protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that more than 350 people... more »
  • 300 attend Thanksgiving Day pipeline protest

    November 24, 2016 5:00 PM

    BISMARCK - About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline demonstrated on Thanksgiving Day in the North Dakota city of Mandan, about 50 miles north from where demonstrators have camped out for months to protest the construction of the four-state pipeline. The Bismarck Tribune reports protesters blocked traffic at an... more »
  • Sheriff probing report of shots fired in pipeline protest

    November 13, 2016 5:58 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - Authorities in North Dakota are investigating a report of multiple shots fired during a weekend protest against the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Morton County sheriff's spokesman Rob Keller on Sunday said the report of shots fired was received Saturday morning, when about 500 people... more »
  • Company: Blast-damaged gasoline line back in service

    November 6, 2016 11:25 AM

    HELENA, Ala. - The company that owns a gasoline pipeline that exploded in Alabama last week says the pipeline is back in service. Colonial Pipeline Co. says service was restarted at 5:45 a.m. Sunday. The pipeline transports gasoline from the Gulf Coast to New York City. It exploded Monday while... more »
  • North Dakota borrows $4M more to police protests

    November 1, 2016 8:59 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - A North Dakota legislative committee has approved an emergency request to borrow an additional $4 million to cover policing costs for the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state's Emergency Commission borrowed $6 million from the state-owned Bank of North Dakota in September. Officials say... more »
  • Colonial shuts down gas pipeline after blast

    October 31, 2016 9:18 PM

    HELENA, Ala. - Colonial Pipeline says in a statement that it has shut down its main pipeline in Alabama after an explosion in a rural part of the state outside Birmingham. The Georgia-based company said in the brief statement Monday evening that its top priorities are the health and safety... more »
  • North Dakota Pipeline security guards weren't licensed

    October 26, 2016 2:48 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. -Investigators say private security guards with dogs who were involved in a clash with Dakota Access pipeline protesters weren't licensed to do security work in North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Capt. Jay Gruebele released a statement Wednesday saying results of his office's investigation have been forwarded to prosecutors... more »
  • Pipeline protest prompts more than 80 arrests

    October 22, 2016 5:44 PM

    MANDAN, N.D. - Authorities in North Dakota say 83 people were arrested Saturday at a construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline. The Morton County sheriff's office says about 300 protesters trespassed three miles onto private property Saturday morning. The sheriff's office says officers used pepper spray when some protesters... more »
  • Federal intervention on oil pipeline project unprecedented

    September 10, 2016 10:26 PM

    BISMARCK, N.D. - The federal government's temporary stoppage of an oil pipeline may change the way energy projects are reviewed. Just minutes after a federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's attempt to halt the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline Friday, three federal agencies appealed to the... more »
  • Stupp Corporation to layoff over 100 employees

    February 26, 2016 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Pipeline fabricator Stupp Corporation announced layoffs for its Baton Rouge location early Friday evening. Stupp says up to 114 employees will be affected by the layoffs planned for Feb. 22 to Mar. 14. Stupp says the layoffs will last for longer than 6 months. The... more »
  • Pipeline expansion to feed Iberville Parish industry Play Video

    December 10, 2015 7:46 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish Water Works is replacing an 18 mile pipeline so heavy industry can expand. The project will double the size of a current pipeline and raise two water towers several feet in District #3. The Department of Health and Hospitals awarded Iberville Parish an $8 million loan... more »
  • Obama administration nixes Keystone XL pipeline

    November 6, 2015 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - After seven years of federal review, the Keystone X-L oil pipeline has been rejected. President Barack Obama says he made the decision because the proposed project wouldn't serve U.S. national interests, and would have undercut the country's global leadership on climate change. Speaking at the White... more »
  • Clinton opposes construction of Keystone XL pipeline

    September 22, 2015 4:46 PM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Hillary Rodham Clinton is breaking her longstanding silence over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, saying at a campaign stop in Iowa that she opposes the controversial project. Clinton says the project has been a distraction and she doesn't believe it's in the best... more »
  • Coast Guard reports pipeline rupture, fire

    August 27, 2015 1:17 AM

    CYPREMORT POINT - A pipeline ruptured while a dive operation vessel was doing work Wednesday night. The Coast Guard said two crew members were injured and were being escorted to Houma. The rupture happened about 25 miles south of Marsh Island. Marsh Island is between the Gulf of Mexico... more »
  • California oil spill cleanup costs $69 million

    June 10, 2015 4:25 PM

    GOLETA, CA - The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far. Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the costs are running at $3 million a day, and there's no timetable... more »
  • Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    February 24, 2015 2:48 PM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama has vetoed a Republican bill forcing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House sent notice of the veto to the Senate on Tuesday, shortly after the bill was received at the White House. It's the third veto of Obama's presidency. The move puts... more »
  • Congress to postpone sending Keystone-pipeline bill to Obama

    February 12, 2015 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders are delaying sending a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to the White House for a likely veto until after the recess break. Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor, told reporters Thursday it would be better if Congress was in town... more »
  • Congress set to pass bill approving Keystone XL pipeline

    February 11, 2015 2:23 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it. The House is expected to pass a Senate version of the bill later today. The measure has been tweaked from the version... more »
  • Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

    January 29, 2015 5:27 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. - As Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, government records show oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. An Associated Press review shows accident numbers growing steadily since 2009, reversing a decade-long decline. Keystone would go from Canada to the... more »
  • Senate Democrats look to tweak bill on Keystone XL Pipeline

    January 13, 2015 3:08 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Democrats plan to use Senate consideration of the Keystone XL oil pipeline to get Republicans on the record about climate change and to resurrect parts of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill doomed by pipeline politics last year. But Republicans readied additions such as lifting a ban on... more »
  • With low oil, gasoline prices, is Keystone still necessary?

    January 11, 2015 10:42 AM

    WASHINGTON - A 50-percent plunge in the price of crude oil, and cheaper gasoline at the pump, raise questions about whether the Keystone pipeline is still needed - or even makes financial sense. Opponents will use lower prices to argue that it now could pose a greater threat to the... more »
  • House poised to pass pipeline bill as Senate wrangles

    January 9, 2015 2:39 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Republicans are on track to easily pass legislation to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, moving the GOP-led Congress closer to a clash with President Barack Obama. The House will vote later Friday on a bill identical to one headed to the Senate... more »
  • Senate panel takes up pipeline bill despite veto threat

    January 8, 2015 2:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - A Senate committee has taken up a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline with plans to move it toward the full Senate, despite a veto threat from the White House. Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Lisa Murkowski says lawmakers shouldn't be deterred by President Barack Obama's threat. She... more »
  • White House issues veto threat on Keystone XL pipeline bill

    January 6, 2015 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto legislation approving construction of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline. A bill that would have forced Obama's hand on the issue failed to clear Congress in its final days last year. But the Congress that convened Tuesday is Republican-controlled... more »
  • Obama: Keystone offers little benefit to consumers

    December 19, 2014 2:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama downplayed the benefits of building the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. He said it would not lower gasoline prices and argued more jobs would be created by repairing America's infrastructure. He said the pipeline would mainly benefit Canadian oil companies that need to get Canadian... more »
  • Cassidy gives weekly GOP address on Keystone

    November 22, 2014 4:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - In the weekly Republican address, GOP Senate candidate Bill Cassidy describes Senate Democrats' rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline as stifling American energy independence. Cassidy used the nationally-released speech Saturday to take fresh digs at Democratic incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu's failure to get the vote needed... more »
  • Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

    November 19, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. After the bill failed by one vote Tuesday, McConnell said the pipeline legislation... more »
  • Landrieu-backed pipeline bill fails in Senate

    November 18, 2014 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Mary Landrieu-backed bill to fast-track approval on the Keystone XL pipeline failed to reach the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster threat and pass out of the Senate Tuesday night. Sen. Landrieu had the support of 14 Senate Democrats, and all 45 Senate Republicans voted... more »
  • House sends bill approving oil pipeline to Senate

    November 14, 2014 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled House has sent the Senate a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The House voted Friday 252-161 on a bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana in a bid to boost his chances to take over Louisiana's Senate seat from Democrat Mary Landrieu.... more »
  • Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

    September 25, 2014 1:43 AM

    CIUDAD MIER, Mexico - Mexico has overcome 75 years of nationalist pride to reform its flagging, state-owned oil industry. But as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors, another challenge awaits: taming the brutal drug cartels that rule the region and... more »

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