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Texas Lawmakers Look to Lay Blame for Deadly Power Blackout

Texas state lawmakers on Thursday dug into the causes and cast blame for deadly power blackouts that left millions shivering in the dark as frigid temperatures caught its grid operator and utilities ill-prepared for skyrocketing power demand. Dual hearings in …

No One Hurt in Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Oklahoma

AMES, Okla. (AP) — There were no injuries when a natural gas pipeline exploded early Thursday in northwestern Oklahoma, authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 5:45 a.m. in a field southeast of the town of Ames, about 65 miles …

U.S. Cold Blast So Extreme Gas Pipes Are Starting to Freeze

The unprecedented Arctic blast that has gripped the U.S. for much of the week has paralyzed natural gas pipelines, brought deadly ice storms to Houston and is about to get worse. Nearly 300 new daily temperature records could be set, …

Biden Blocking Keystone Threatens to End Mega Pipelines Era

Joe Biden’s move to block the $9 billion Keystone XL project is the clearest sign yet that constructing a major new pipeline in the U.S. has become an impossible task. The incoming president has pledged to reshape the U.S. energy …

Energy Companies Restore U.S. Gulf Production After Hurricane

HOUSTON — Energy companies forged ahead restoring oil and natural gas production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, three days after Hurricane Delta made landfall, said the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Shut offshore …

Hurricane Delta Halting Oil Production From Platforms, Refineries

HOUSTON — Hurricane Delta raked across the Gulf of Mexico, halting most of the region’s offshore oil output on Thursday after energy companies shut-in wells, pulled staff from offshore platforms and began securing coastal processing plants. The storm was about …

Top Shipping Insurance Group Will Not Cover Ships Linked to Nord Stream 2

MOSCOW — The world’s largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions. Associations belonging to the International Group of P&I …

One Dead, Seven Rescued After Gas Explosion Levels Baltimore Homes

BALTIMORE — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens …

As Climate Fight Intensifies, U.S. States Seek to Block Local Natural-Gas Bans

March 5 — Lawmakers in at least five U.S. states have proposed bills since mid-February to prevent cities from banning natural gas as an energy source in new buildings, marking an escalation in the national battle over the fuel’s role …

Nisource Unit to Plead Guilty After U.S. Probe into Mass. Gas Explosions

BOSTON — A subsidiary of utility operator NiSource Inc has agreed to pay $53 million and plead guilty to breaking federal pipeline safety laws to resolve an investigation into catastrophic gas explosions in three Massachusetts communities in 2018. Columbia Gas …