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  • ATLANTA— Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged up following a pipeline spill in Alabama. Fuel supplies in at least five states— Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas— were threatened by the spill, and the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered the...

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • ATLANTA— The governors of three Southern states are lifting restrictions on the number of hours that truck drivers delivering fuel can work, hoping to prevent shortages in both states after the shutdown of a pipeline that spilled at least 252,000 gallons of gasoline in rural Alabama. The pipeline runs from Texas to New Jersey, supplying fuel to states in the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike due to an ongoing partial shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, the vital artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina,...

  • DALLAS— Motorists in the Southeast and East could pay more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama. It is one of two major pipelines that connect more than two dozen refineries in Texas and Louisiana with cities in the East, from Atlanta to New York. Colonial said that supply disruptions would be felt first in Georgia,...

  • *Westinghouse expects to build tens more in China. LONDON, Sept 16- Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor manufacturer Westinghouse expects to connect its first 1,000 megawatt medium-sized nuclear reactor to the grid in China early in 2017 and sees the country building a fleet of them in coming years. Four AP1000s are under construction in China, and when the first...

  • TAMPA, Fla.— More than 200 million gallons of contaminated waste water from a fertilizer plant in central Florida leaked into one of the state's main underground sources of drinking water after a massive sinkhole opened up beneath a storage pond, a phosphate company said Friday. "Groundwater moves very slowly," said David Jellerson, Mosaic's senior director for...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike as a result of an ongoing shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the key artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states that are most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South...

  • *Westinghouse expects to build tens more in China. LONDON, Sept 16- Toshiba-owned nuclear reactor manufacturer Westinghouse expects to connect its first 1,000 megawatt medium-sized nuclear reactor to the grid in China early in 2017 and sees the country building a fleet of them in coming years. Four AP1000s are under construction in China, and when the first...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Colonial Pipeline Co, operator of the largest refined products pipeline system in the United States, said on Thursday it would delay until next week the full restart of its main gasoline line bringing fuel to the East Coast after a 6,000- barrel leak in Alabama. The company on Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines, which are critical...

  • DETROIT— Truckers are warning that a government plan to electronically limit the speed of tractor-trailers will lead to highway traffic jams and possibly an increase in deadly run-ins with cars. Speeds could be limited to 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour when the rule is finalized after a comment period that ends Nov. 7. The National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • WASHINGTON— A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS. Instead, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will testify before Congress next week. The conservative House Freedom Caucus celebrated the development as a victory, as conservatives had long...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. Hermine is expected to begin weakening on Monday night as it moves northwest and then "meander slowly" off the New England coast into Wednesday, the National...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- Hermine, a storm that raked Florida with hurricane-force winds last week, drifted far off the U.S. East Coast on Monday, sparing the Middle Atlantic states but forcing some beach closures. Hermine is expected to begin weakening on Monday night as it moves northwest and then "meander slowly" off the New England coast into Wednesday, the National...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • TAMPA, Fla., Sept 2- Hurricane Hermine wreaked havoc across Florida on Friday, causing widespread power outages and flooding before diminishing into a tropical storm and plowing up the Atlantic Coast into the Carolinas with a still-potent mix of high winds and heavy rains. The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in 11 years, Hermine swept ashore early on...