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  1. Utility Company: Teton Village without power after storm downs power lines

      JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A wind storm is suspected of downing 17 steel utility poles along the Moose-Wilson Road on Tuesday night, causing a power outage in Teton County that could last for several days and forcing the closure of a popular ski resort. The outage initially affected about 3,500 customers in Teton Village, the Jackson Hole Airport and three subdivisions, said Lower Valley Energy spokesman Brian Tanabe. Wind gusts of up to 90 mph were reported in west-central Wyoming Tuesday night, but Tanabe said it's not clear if it was straight winds, microbursts or something else that bent some of the steel poles over like they were made of balsa wood. The downed wires are transmission lines , meaning Lower Valley Energy won't be able to just re-route power to all of the affected areas, Tanabe said. Crews from five other utilities are helping to restore electrical service, he said. Jackson Hole Airport was closed Tuesday night, stranding several hundred passengers, but flights resumed on Wednesday, airport director Jim Elwood told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be closed through the weekend, said spokeswoman Anna Cole. The resort's heavy equipment and some personnel will be helping to clear snow so repair crews can put up temporary wooden poles. The closure means the cancellation of skijoring and Special Olympics competitions scheduled for this weekend, Cole said. Teton Village at the base of the resort is not officially evacuated, but sheriff's Sgt. Matt Carr told The Jackson Hole News & Guide on Wednesday it "is turning into a ghost town right now." The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Hole Central Reservation will be assisting with lodging and travel options for displaced guests. The resort will issue refunds, but Cole said they have not yet determined how they will take care of that. The Wyoming Department of Transportation has issued a "no unnecessary travel" order on highways in Teton County.

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    Fri, 10 Feb 2017

  2. Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

    Now advocates want to extend that goal to the transportation sector to urge all forms of ground transportation to fuel up using renewable sources by 2045

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

  3. Renewable Energy: Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

    Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

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    Fri, 20 Jan 2017

  4. New PHMSA rule requires faster pipeline accident notification

    The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a final rule laying out a specific timeframe for electronic or telephone notifications of pipeline accidents.

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    Mon, 23 Jan 2017

  1. Pipeline News: Iowa spill is largest of diesel fuel in US since 2010

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    Sat, 28 Jan 2017

  2. PHMSA issues CAO to Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. following ND leak

    The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order to Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. in Casper, Wyo., following a Dec. 5 crude oil leak on one of its pipelines in North Dakota.

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    Thu, 22 Dec 2016

  3. PHMSA issues interim final rule to address gas storage issues

    The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued an interim final rule (IFR) that aims to address issues related to underground natural gas storage facilities downhole facilities, including well integrity, wellbore tubing, and casing.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  4. TRC’s Top 12 Predictions for the Energy Industry in 2017

    TRC released its top 12 predictions for the energy, utility, and oil and gas sectors for 2017, including robust funding for utility mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure upgrades as well as big shifts in power plant and pipeline construction focus.

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    Tue, 13 Dec 2016

  5. Oil Pipeline: Company: Equipment didn't detect North Dakota oil leak

    Electronic monitoring equipment failed to detect a pipeline rupture that spewed more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek, the pipeline's operator said Monday.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  6. Ohio makes long-term safety repairs at Lake White Dam

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Ohio Department of Transportation are implementing long-term repairs at Lake White Dam as part of a state-funded US$31.7 million rehabilitation and improvement project.  

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    Fri, 4 Mar 2016

  7. Oil and Gas News: Feds propose railroads have plans to deal with oil spills

    Railroads hauling crude oil would be required to develop comprehensive plans for dealing with a significant oil spill, including providing detailed information to state and tribal authorities, under a rule proposed Wednesday by the Department of Transportation .

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    Thu, 14 Jul 2016

  8. Oregon DOT seeks federal suspension of oil-bearing trains in state

    Oregon’s Department of Transportation (ODOT) asked its federal counterpart to temporarily halt movement of trains carrying crude oil in the state until ways are found to prevent a track bolt failure that led to a June 3 derailment and 1,100-bbl oil spill on a Union Pacific track near the town of ...

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    Fri, 17 Jun 2016

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