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  • Alton Gas cavern project in Nova Scotia scrapped by Calgary-based AltaGas

    HALIFAX - Alberta-based AltaGas has abandoned its plan to create huge salt caverns north of Halifax to store natural gas, saying the Alton Gas storage project is no longer part of its business focus.
  • Regulator orders steep hike in Manitoba natural gas rates, cites tight market.

    WINNIPEG - Manitobans will be paying significantly more for natural gas starting next month.
  • California proposes new oil drilling ban near neighborhoods

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil and gas drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation's largest buffer zone between oil wells and communities.
  • China launches 3 astronauts on 6-month space station mission

    BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday launched a three-person crew for a six-month mission aboard its space station that is planned at setting a new record for the length of time spent in space by Chinese astronauts as the country moves toward completing the orbiting structure.
  • Canopy Growth eyes U.S. pot market with deal to buy Colo. edibles company Wana Brands

    TORONTO - Canopy Growth Corp. is preparing another route into the U.S. cannabis market with a new deal to acquire an edibles company, if Canada's neighbour moves to allow a key pot component.
  • California pipeline likely damaged up to a year before spill

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — An underwater oil pipeline off the Southern California coast was likely damaged by a ship’s anchor several months to a year before it ruptured and sent oil spewing into the ocean and then onto some of the area’s best-known beaches, investigators said Friday.
  • Ship anchored near oil pipeline made unusual movements

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A massive cargo ship made a series of unusual movements while anchored in the closest spot to a Southern California oil pipeline that ruptured and sent crude washing up on beaches, according to data collected by a marine navigation service.
  • Evidence suggests ship anchor snagged, dragged oil pipeline

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Evidence emerged Tuesday that a ship’s anchor snagged and dragged an underwater pipeline that ruptured and spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil off Southern California, an accident the Coast Guard acknowledged it did not investigate for nearly 10 hours after the first call came in about a possible leak.
  • Did ship's anchor cause California oil spill? Maybe

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials investigating one of California’s largest recent oil spills are looking into whether a ship's anchor may have struck an oil pipeline on the ocean floor, causing heavy crude to leak into coastal waters and foul beaches, authorities said Monday.
  • Feds schedule Gulf offshore oil lease sale for November

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Joe Biden's administration says it has followed a court order to schedule an offshore oil and gas lease sale for the Gulf of Mexico after the Democratic president's moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands was blocked by a judge.

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