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U.S. judge temporarily closes controversial oil pipeline

Jul 07, 2020 - 10:57 AM

Activists protested and blocked construction of the controversial $3.8-billion, 1,172-mile oil pipeline for months in 2016

Environmentalists march with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline during a rally in downtown Chicago. Nov. 12, 2016.

Abu Dhabi's ADNOC sells pipeline firm stake to foreign investors

Jun 23, 2020 - 9:40 PM

A consortium acquires a 49% stake in Gas Pipeline Assets, a newly formed subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

ABU DHABI. The seafront promenade in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company office complex (C) in the foreground on May 29, 2019. File photo by Karim Sahib/AFP

Trump approves sanctions vs Russia-Europe gas pipeline

Dec 21, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The sanctions target companies building a pipeline that is seen by the United States to increase Russia's influence in Europe

SANCTIONS. US President Donald Trump seeks to weaken Russia's leverage over Europe with sanctions against the gas pipe. File photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Putin, Xi launch 'historic' Russian gas pipeline to China

Dec 02, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Presiding by video link-up over an elaborate televised ceremony, Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping hail the 'Power of Siberia' pipeline as a symbol of cooperation

VLADIMIR PUTIN. Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a ceremony inaugurating the "Power of Siberia" pipeline via a video link in Sochi on December 2, 2019. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

At least 8 killed in Nigeria oil pipeline blast

Jun 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

Authorities say the accident happened during maintenance work on the pipeline in Oyigbo near the West African country's oil hub Port Harcourt

Mexico fuel explosion death toll rises to 107

Jan 25, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The disaster occurs as the government wages an effort to clamp down on fuel theft, which cost Mexico an estimated $3 billion in 2017

PIPELINE FIRE. Firefighters are working at extinguishing the fire at the scene of a massive blaze trigerred by a leaky pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, on January 19, 2019. File photo by Francisco Villeda/AFP

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

Nov 09, 2018 - 2:53 PM

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana deals a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and serves up a big win for conservationists and indigenous groups

NO. In this file photo, demonstrators march to the Federal Building in protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order fast-tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2017. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Canada's Trudeau squeezed in pipeline crisis

Apr 15, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is cutting short an overseas tour to return home and mediate

POLITICAL CRISIS. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faces a domestic political crisis. File photo by AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 17, 2017

Nov 17, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Leak forces closure of Keystone oil pipeline

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:55 AM

Around 5,000 barrels of oil spilled before dawn for unknown reasons, the company says. A probe is under way and the company has mobilized emergency crews and contacted US regulators.

SOUTH DAKOTA OIL SPILL. A graphical representation mapping the location of the South Dakota oil spill on November 16, 2017. Image from Transcanada website.

US gives final approval for Keystone XL pipeline

Mar 24, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The 1 180 mile 1 900 kilometer conduit would carry oil from Canada s tar sands to US Gulf Coast refineries with some 870 miles winding through the United States

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump sits in the drivers seat of a semi-truck as he welcomes truckers and CEOs to the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2017, to discuss healthcare. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Tillerson recuses himself from Keystone XL decision

Mar 10, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Environmental activists have said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a conflict of interest and should not have a hand in the new recommendations

Canada's Trudeau to visit the White House on Feb 13

Feb 10, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says strong ties with the United States help the middle class in both our countries

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference in Ottawa, Ontario, September 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Lars Hagberg

U.S. authorities clear pathway for Dakota pipeline

Feb 08, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The Army said the approval will facilitate completion of the last stretch of pipeline connecting the Bakken and Three Forks oil production areas in North Dakota to an existing crude oil terminal near Pakota Illinois

In this file photo, demonstrators march to the Federal Building in protest against US President Donald Trump's executive order fast-tracking the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, in Los Angeles, California on February 5, 2017. Mark Ralston/AFP

Trump signs orders reviving Keystone, Dakota pipelines

Jan 24, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Trump allows the construction of the the Keystone XL pipeline – which would carry crude from Canada to US refineries on the Gulf Coast – and an equally controversial pipeline crossing in North Dakota

This March 2, 2014 file photo shows students protesting against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline rally in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington,DC . Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump could enact sweeping changes to environment policy – experts

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Donald Trump could enact sweeping changes to environmental policy in the beginning days of his administration with far reaching effects both in the United States and around the world

Climate activists rally, to urge politicians to stand against climate denial and hate, January 9, 2017 in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

Protesters vs Dakota pipeline: It's not just about water

Dec 11, 2016 - 2:01 PM

It s more than just clean water for the thousands of people who protest the Dakota Access Pipeline

Safiyyah Abdullah and Basil Abdul Khabir on the day they arrived at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota. Oct. 9, 2016. Photo by Pat Nabong/MEDILL

U.S. authorities deny route for controversial North Dakota pipeline

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:58 AM

The decision to nix plans for a controversial oil pipeline crossing in North Dakota is a major victory for Native Americans and environmentalists who had staged months of protests

VICTORY. Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016 outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Shailene Woodley arrested in Dakota Access Pipeline protest

Oct 11, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Shailene takes a Facebook live video of her arrest

SHAILENE WOODLEY. The US actress is arrested during a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. File photo shows Shailene during a photocall after the screening of her film 'Snowden' at the 64th San Sebastian Film Festival in September. Photo by Ander Gillena/AFP Photo

Court convicts US energy company after deadly 2010 pipeline blast

Aug 10, 2016 - 6:04 PM

The court imposes a fine of up to 500 000 for each count in the case which means the company may have to pay up to 3 million

PG&E. The Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) logo is displayed on a hard hat at a work site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

PNOC may proceed with BatMan pipeline without Congress OK

Mar 23, 2016 - 6:27 PM

The project involves building a 120 km underground natural gas pipeline from Batangas to Navotas

Obama rejects Canada's Keystone XL pipeline to US

Nov 07, 2015 - 8:21 AM

US President Barack Obama says Keystone would not serve the national interests of the United States and could prove an environmental hazard

NO TO KEYSTONE XL. US President Barack Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline citing climate change after a review of several years on the project's potential economic and environmental impact. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Plaridel Bypass, 2 other PPPs set for NEDA Board

Oct 15, 2015 - 2:30 PM

Projects up for the NEDA Board s final approval are: the Plaridel Bypass Toll Road Philippine Travel Center Complex and Batangas Manila 1 Natural Gas Pipeline

AQUINO'S EDGE. The approval of the PPP deals comes months after Aquino trumpeted in his last State of the Nation Address an increased number of such PPP deals as his edge over his predecessors

Georgia accuses Russia of 'land grab' near breakaway region

Jul 14, 2015 - 9:21 PM

Georgia decries Moscow s creeping annexation of its territory after Russian border guards moved border markers further into Tbilisi controlled area leaving a portion of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control

‘CREEPING ANNEXATION.’ David Vanishvili, 80, talks to journalists as he stands behind a wire barricade erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de-facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14, 2015. Photo by Vano Shlamov / AFP

Court allows reopening of Lopez-owned pipeline

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:30 AM

After the 2010 fuel leak the Supreme Court is allowing the resumption of First Philippine Industrial Corporation’s white oil pipeline operation based on certain conditions

California beach town cleans up after oil spill

May 23, 2015 - 11:49 PM

Authorities are monitoring closely how the spill will impact the area s rich wildlife which includes populations of sea lions pelicans dolphins and whales

CLEAN-UP. Workers continue to clean oil from Refugio State Beach on May 23, 2015 in Goleta, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

California oil spill firm questioned over past leaks

May 22, 2015 - 1:28 PM

We will remain committed to doing the right thing says Plains All American Pipeline executive Patrick Hodgins

OIL SPILL. The oil sludge coated boots and shovels of a volunteer worker is shown as he cleans up an oil contaminated beach after an underwater oil pipe ruptured spilling an estimated 21 thousands gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean near Refugio State Beach, 30 miles north of Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 20, 2015. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

US court overturns ruling that blocked Keystone pipeline

Jan 09, 2015 - 11:56 PM

But President Barack Obama has declined to sign off on the project expressing environmental concerns

Canada-US pipeline may spark more emissions than expected

Aug 11, 2014 - 1:15 AM

Using a mathematical formula a team calculates that the controversial pipeline s potential greenhouse gas emissions may be 4 times a previous estimate

DISASTER? Demonstrators protest outside the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, Britain, April 11 2013. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Death toll rises to 19 in India gas pipeline blast

Jun 29, 2014 - 5:25 PM

The death toll in a massive explosion on a state owned gas pipeline running through southern India rises to 19 while police confirm a case of negligence was filed against the company

BLAST. In this photograph taken on June 27, 2014 a fire burns following a pipeline blast at Nagaram village of East Godavari in southern Andhra Pradesh state. Photo by AFP

Gas pipeline blast kills 16 in southern India: minister

Jun 27, 2014 - 6:00 PM

At least 16 people are dead We have recovered 13 bodies so far notes state home minister N Chinna Rajappa after the blast

Moscow slams Bulgaria's suspension of gas pipeline

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:05 PM

The decision came after the EU asked Bulgaria to suspend work on the multinational pipeline designed to bring Russian gas to Europe while bypassing crisis hit Ukraine

SUSPENDED. Steel pipe before the ceremony for the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline in a field north of Belgrade marked the ceremonial start of construction work in Serbia in November 2013. File photo by Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Bulgaria suspends work on South Stream pipeline

Jun 09, 2014 - 12:33 AM

The controversial pipeline is designed to bring Russian gas to Europe while bypassing crisis hit Ukraine

US says no major climate impact from Keystone pipeline

Feb 01, 2014 - 9:54 AM

A review on the project showed building and using the pipeline would not in itself significantly increase greenhouse gases blamed for climate change

DISASTER? Demonstrators protest outside the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London, Britain, April 11 2013. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

HIGHLIGHTS: Siargao Intl Surfing Cup 2013

Sep 26, 2013 - 7:17 PM

Enjoy these video from ASC Media

MAGNIFICENT BARREL. Mike Escoltura on day 2 of the Siargao International Surfing Cup 2013. Photo by Tim Hain/ASC Media

Semifinalists decided in Siargao Intl Surfing Cup day 2

Sep 26, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Filipino Osot Alcala is still in the competition

DAY 2. Here's a breakdown of 2nd day victories in Siargao's Cloud 9. All photos by Tim Hain/ASC Media

Locals post highest scores in Siargao Int'l Surfing Cup day 1

Sep 25, 2013 - 6:21 PM

Siargao locals make waves at the Asian Surfing Championships Men’s Open Division of the 19th Annual Siargao Int l Surfing Cup

Saboteurs blow up Yemen export oil pipeline

Sep 15, 2013 - 5:37 PM

The attackers targeted the pipeline at the 107 Kilo spot in Sarwah district of the Marib province east of Sanaa

Siargao among CNN's best surf spots

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Cloud Nine in Siargao Island is the 9th best surf spot in the world according to CNN

DEATH RIDE. Cloud Nine is up on CNN's surf list. Photo from the Cloud Nine Surf Facebook page

Serendra never checked Unit 501B renovations

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Despite email requests by unit owner Marianne Cayton Castillo Serendra failed to perform any spot checks on the apartment during the April May renovations

POWERFUL EXPLOSION. Police confirm an explosion at Serendra, a posh enclave in Taguig at around 8pm on Friday, May 31. Photo by Robin Leonard

Roxas: Ayala not yet liable for Serendra blast

Jun 10, 2013 - 11:19 AM

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas says government is looking into various factors to pinpoint liability

Yemen foils 'Qaeda' attempt to blow up gas pipeline

Jun 02, 2013 - 11:43 PM

Saboteurs have regularly targeted gas and oil pipelines in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation which relies on its modest energy exports as a main source of revenue

Lopez group to spend $100-M for pipeline conversion

Mar 11, 2013 - 7:41 PM

The group wants to convert its Batangas to Manila oil pipeline into natural gas

Russia unveils $25-B oil link to Pacific

Dec 25, 2012 - 11:25 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin unveils the final extension of a new 25 billion oil pipeline to the Pacific underscoring the energy power s gradual shift away from stagnant European markets

Oil pipeline blown up in northeast Syria

Sep 27, 2012 - 9:27 PM

Unidentified attackers blew up an oil pipeline in the northeast Syrian province of Hasaka

U.S. probing cyber attacks on gas pipelines

May 09, 2012 - 6:45 AM

The US admits that natural gas pipeline operators have been targets of a series of cyber attacks involving sophisticated activities