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Fuel Pipeline Blast Kills 11 in Colombia

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An explosion has ripped through an oil pipeline in western Colombia, killing 11 people and injuring at least 70 others. Authorities say the explosion occurred early Friday in the region of Risaralda, west of the Colombian capital, Bogota. A fire that erupted following the blast was brought under control. The cause of the oil pipeline […]

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Saboteurs Attack Egyptian Gas Pipeline

Posted November 25th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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There has been another attack on a gas pipeline in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Egypt’s state-run news agency says saboteurs attacked a section of the pipeline about 60 kilometers west of the town of El-Arish. MENA says no one was hurt in Friday’s attack, and that there was limited damage because almost no gas was flowing […]

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Egypt Arrests Islamist Leader Tied to Pipeline Bombings

Posted November 13th, 2011 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian police have arrested a leading member of an armed Islamist group suspected of several bombings of a pipeline supplying gas to Israel and Jordan. Officials say Mohammed el-Tihi was arrested Sunday in the northern Sinai town of al-Arish. Egyptian authorities say he is responsible for a series of attacks on the pipeline that has […]

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Merkel and Medvedev to Open New Pipeline

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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The leaders of Russia and Germany will officially open a $10.2 billion natural gas pipeline Tuesday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will attend opening ceremonies at the point where the pipeline leaves the Baltic Sea at the German town of Lubmin. The pipeline stretches more than 1,200 kilometers from the St. […]

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White House Protestors Oppose Oil Pipeline Plan

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters formed a human chain around the White House Sunday afternoon to oppose plans for an oil pipeline they say would be bad for the environment. Several thousand protesters linked hands in a big circle around the presidential residence and buildings on either side of it. They called on President Barack Obama, who was away […]

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White House Protestors Oppose Oil Pipeline Plan

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Protesters formed a human chain around the White House Sunday afternoon to oppose plans for an oil pipeline they say would be bad for the environment. Several thousand protesters linked hands in a big circle around the presidential residence and buildings on either side of it. They called on President Barack Obama, who was away […]

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Protesters Ring the White House Opposing Pipeline Plans

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Protesters say they have formed a human chain around the White House to oppose plans for an oil pipeline they say would be bad for the environment. Thousands of protesters gathered Sunday afternoon and linked hands in a big circle around the presidential residence and buildings on either side of it. They called on President […]

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South Korea Promises Caution on Gas Pipeline Through North

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 12:31 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea’s government has assured parliament it will carefully consider all risks as it considers plans to pipe natural gas across North Korea from Russia. Officials provided the assurance in a report to parliament Monday, just days after South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said work on the proposed pipeline could proceed more quickly than expected. […]

Nabucco Consortium Welcomes EU Negotiations on Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An international gas pipeline group is welcoming a European Union decision to allow the bloc’s executive commission to negotiate an agreement with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan for a Trans-Caspian pipeline. Officials with the Nabucco Gas Pipeline Consortium say the pipeline project will help ensure supplies to European markets and reduce dependence on other sources. The EU […]

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Pakistani PM Calls for Expedited Iran Gas Pipeline

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Giliani says the country should expedite construction of a pipeline that will allow it to import natural gas from neighboring Iran. Prime Minister Gilani met with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Islamabad on Thursday. During the talks, Salehi told the Pakistani leader that the Iranian portion of the […]

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