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Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline

Groups want details on Trump's approval of Keystone pipeline

Technology
Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) pipeline said the documents could bolster their case that Trump's decision was arbitrary and should be overturned by the courts. But U.S. Justice Department attorneys argued in court filings that the disputed documents include internal deliberations that don't have to be made public. They said the request amounts to a "fishing expedition" and should be rejected. Formal arguments were scheduled for Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls. If the environmentalists prevail, the U.S. State Dep...
Brent price jumps on pipeline closure

Brent price jumps on pipeline closure

Business
One of the UK's most important oil pipelines is being closed after a crack was discovered in Aberdeenshire.The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land for processing at Grangemouth.The crack was discovered last week at Red Moss near Netherley.The pipeline's owner Ineos said on Monday that, despite pressure being reduced, the crack had extended. The Forties pipeline carries about 40% of North Sea crude oil.More than 80 platforms will have to suspend production. The price of Brent crude rose about 2% to $ 64.69 a barrel amid surprise that the pipeline could be shut for about three weeks - far longer than expected.Ineos said there would be a big impact on the industry but not on consumers.'Suitable repair method'Ineos said in a statement: "Last week during a routine inspectio...
All pieces of a new European gas pipeline delivered

All pieces of a new European gas pipeline delivered

Business
Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The last of the 55,000 pieces of pipe needed to build a transit network from a giant gas field offshore Azerbaijan to Europe has arrived, developers said.The Trans Adriatic pipeline consortium announced Monday that the final section of the pipeline arrived in Thessaloniki, Greece. That means all pieces have reached their final destination in each of the three host countries; Greece, Albania and Italy."This is yet another key milestone towards successful realization of the project," TAP Project Director John Haynes said in a statement. "The entire logistics delivery process was carried out in line with the project schedule and to the highest safety standards."The 545-mile natural gas pipeline will start delivering gas from the Shah Deniz gas project offshore Azerbaijan to E...
Saudi Arabia buy of THAAD missile defense systems in pipeline

Saudi Arabia buy of THAAD missile defense systems in pipeline

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Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A proposed sale of THAAD upper tier ballistic missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia has been approved by the State Department.The U.S. Foreign Military Sales deal would be worth an estimated $ 15 billion, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency told Congress Friday."This sale furthers U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, and supports the long-term security of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in the face of Iranian and other regional threats," the agency said in a press release. "This potential sale will substantially increase Saudi Arabia's capability to defend itself against the growing ballistic missile threat in the region."The sales package is for 44 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense launchers, 360 THAAD Interceptor Missiles, 16 THAAD Fire Contr...
Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired

Damage to pipeline that spilled oil last week in Texas repaired

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July 17 (UPI) -- Repairs to a pipeline that ruptured last week in Texas and spilled 1,200 barrels of oil have been completed and the line is back in service, the operator said.A handful of homes were evacuated Thursday after the release from the Longhorn pipeline system, operated by Magellan Midstream Partners. The company said a contractor working on the pipeline struck a fitting during routine maintenance activities, causing the spill."The release, which occurred on the morning of July 13th, was not a pipeline rupture," the company explained in an emailed statement. "It is clear that the release was caused by a contractor striking a below ground fitting on Magellan's Longhorn Pipeline with construction equipment."In an emailed update, the company said repairs were completed and the line ...