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  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. The line, owned by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners LP, had been complete...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D./ WASHINGTON, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months, according to a statement released on Sunday. The 1,172- mile Dakota Access Pipeline,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has denied an easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a statement from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has been protesting the project, saying it could contaminate water supplies. "Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting the easement to cross Lake...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CAMARILLO, Calif.— The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon. Lindberg says to expect higher prices after OPEC's decision to cut production. Gas in San Diego was the highest in the continental United States at $2.69 a gallon on average on Friday.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline is slamming the Obama administration after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision not to grant an easement for the project. The Army Corps announced Sunday that it will not allow the four-state, $3.8 billion pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe in North Dakota— a Missouri River reservoir where...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 4- The sheriff of the North Dakota county where thousands of people are protesting a controversial pipeline project defended police tactics after they used water hoses and rubber bullets in a late November confrontation. Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, where the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes through en route to Illinois,...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites. The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans spoke with tribal leaders on Saturday about their shared interest in blocking a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation, with as many as 3,500 veterans joining protests at the site. The group of veterans, including members already gathered at the site, will also finish building a...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans were building barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have been arriving at...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields have...

  • Dec 2- A federal appeals court on Friday threw out an antitrust verdict that ordered medical device maker Becton Dickinson and Co to pay rival Retractable Technologies Inc $340 million in damages over its marketing of safety syringes. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans called Retractable's claim that Becton violated the Sherman Act by trying...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, based on policy and not the billionaire businessman's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline, according to an aide's memo. Trump's most recent federal disclosure forms, filed in May, show he owned a small amount of...

  • HOUSTON— BP PLC is moving ahead with a $9 billion oil project in the Gulf of Mexico after a cost-cutting redesign, a sign of confidence about future prices for crude. The UK- based oil giant announced it would continue with the second phase of its Mad Dog project off the Louisiana coast just a day after OPEC ministers agreed to cut production, a move that sparked a...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 477 rigs sought oil and 119 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana declined by four, Colorado and North Dakota each fell by two and Utah lost one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • RIG-OL-USA- BHI> Since crude prices recovered from 13- year lows to around $50 a barrel in May, drillers have added a total of 161 oil rigs in 24 of the past 27 weeks, its biggest recovery since a global oil glut crushed the market over two years. The Baker Hughes oil rig count plunged from a record 1,609 in October 2014 to a six-year low of 316 in May as U.S. crude collapsed...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 2- U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multi-billion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation. Veterans volunteering to be human shields...