Gas utilities

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to discuss preparing for the 2020 Census, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Newly leaked documents show that Ross has a stake in a shipping company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the International Consortium of Journalists. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
November 05, 2017 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration's point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to...
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FILe - In this Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a cap for a containment building for the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station is shown near Jenkinsville, S.C., during a media tour of the facility. South Carolina’s utilities are abandoning two partly-built nuclear reactors. And they want permission to charge customers another $5 billion to cover their costs. An environmentalist says that money could have gone to renewable energy. Others say nuclear is key to cooling the planet and won’t exist if the federal government doesn’t finance it. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
August 05, 2017 - 6:45 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decade ago, utilities were persuading politicians around the country to let them spend big to go nuclear. Expanding nuclear energy capacity was a sure bet, they said: Natural gas prices were rising, energy needs skyrocketing, and the federal government was poised to cripple...
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FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2015, file pool photo, crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility above the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles. A California judge denied a motion to halt the reopening of the massive natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County that has been offline since a major blowout. Lawyers for the county had asked Superior Court Judge John Wiley to stop Southern California Gas Co. from restarting operations at Aliso Canyon because of earthquake risks. The judge tentatively ruled against the county on Friday, July 28, 2017, according to court filings made public before a hearing. He made the ruling final during the hearing. (Dean Musgrove /Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
July 28, 2017 - 11:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court judge temporarily blocked a Los Angeles natural gas storage facility Friday from reopening a year and a half after a major blowout spewed methane that drove thousands of families from their homes. The order late in the day by Associate Justice Lamar...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:43 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister warned energy companies on Thursday that they would be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was unacceptable that...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:01 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has warned energy companies they will be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday it was unacceptable that Australia...
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A Laclede Gas Co. worker takes down police tape so equipment could leave the crime scene, Thursday, April 20, 2017 in St. Louis. Police say a gunman opened fire on two utility workers, killing both of them, before fatally shooting himself. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 21, 2017 - 1:19 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman who killed two utility workers in St. Louis before killing himself had a long criminal history, including drug and assault convictions, along with financial troubles leading to bankruptcy, court records show. Police on Friday identified the gunman as Clinton Willis, who...
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Police investigate a triple shooting in which two Laclede Gas workers were shot and killed in St. Louis on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Police say the shooter also shot and killed himself. (JB Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 3:41 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A gunman opened fire on two utility workers Thursday in St. Louis, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself. The shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. on the western edge of the city. Police say it's unclear why the gunman shot two Laclede Gas employees working in...
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This photo shows a portion of Interstate 20 that buckled because of an underground gas leak in Decatur, Ga., Monday, April 17, 2017. (Eric Stirgus/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 5:52 pm
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Another major highway through Atlanta was partially shut down on Monday, this one after underground utility work caused the pavement to rise up, break apart and send a passing motorcyclist flying through the air. While the east-west highway could reopen as soon as Tuesday, the...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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April 03, 2017 - 7:03 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest coal producer, Peabody Energy Corp., said Monday that it has emerged from bankruptcy protection after a year. The St. Louis company said it reduced costs and slashed its debt load by more than $5 billion in the past year. CEO Glenn Kellow said that the company...
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