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Air New Zealand to require COVID-19 vaccination for international travelers

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Travellers walk under an Air New Zealand sign at Auckland Airport in New Zealand, September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Nigel Marple Oct 3 (Reuters) – Air New Zealand (AIR.NZ), the flag carrier airline of New Zealand, said on Sunday it will require passengers on its international flights to be fully vaccinated against......

PennEast becomes the latest to scuttle a natural gas pipeline project

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A natural gas pipeline in Chino Hills State Park, California, U.S., April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Sept 27 (Reuters) – PennEast Pipeline said on Monday it would stop developing a proposed pipeline from Pennsylvania to New Jersey, the latest in a series of natural gas lines to run aground due......

EXCLUSIVE Oil producer Hilcorp eyes purchase of shut Louisiana refinery -sources

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HOUSTON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Houston-based oil producer Hilcorp (HILCO.UL) is evaluating Phillips 66’s (PSX.N) refinery in Alliance, Louisiana, for conversion into an oil export terminal, said four sources familiar with the matter, a move that would eliminate it as a source of motor fuels. Hilcorp, the largest privately owned......

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

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WHO issues first air quality guidelines since 2005 Slashes recommended limits for emissions linked to fossil fuels Says air pollution threat to health alongside climate change Blames exposure to air pollution for 7 million deaths a year GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air......

Britain mulls easing COVID-19 travel rules for England

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Announcement on easing of rules expected later on Friday Expensive testing could be scrapped for fully vaccinated Destinations may be ranked high or low risk Industry warns over not easing rules Travel shares rise 4-5% LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The British government will on Friday consider easing England’s COVID-19......

Enbridge fined $3.32 mln for failings in Line 3 replacement project

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Protest signage on display at a camp established by indigenous leaders and water protectors at the Mississippi headwaters, one body of water the Line 3 pipeline will cross following a series of demonstrations in protest of the Line 3 pipeline, built by Enbridge Energy, in Solway, Minnesota, U.S., June 8,......

U.S. probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in wake of Hurricane Ida

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HOUSTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday it was investigating nearly 350 reports of oil spills in and along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Ida’s 150 mile-per-hour (240 kph) winds wreaked havoc on offshore oil production platforms and onshore......

Evacuees urged not to return home after devastation from storm Ida

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An aerial view shows destroyed houses in a flooded area after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in Montegut, Louisiana, U.S. August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello NEW ORLEANS, Sept 1 (Reuters) – Evacuees who fled Ida before the storm hammered southern Louisiana are being urged not to return home just......

In Ida’s wake, Louisiana residents could face a month without power

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NEW ORLEANS, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Residents in southern Louisiana braced for weeks without electrical power and disruption to their water systems in the wake of Hurricane Ida, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast. By early Tuesday, about 1.3 million customers in the......

Floods, outages stall oil firms’ efforts to restart after Ida

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A man walks past a damaged electric line in a street after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. August 30, 2021. REUTERS/Marco Bello HOUSTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Widespread flooding from Hurricane Ida and power outages slowed efforts on Tuesday by energy firms to assess......

Nora wreaks havoc on Mexican coast, weakens to tropical storm

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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Nora weakened to become a tropical storm on Sunday but left parts of the coast of west-central Mexico in disarray after torrential rains and heavy winds caused flooding, felled trees and damaged roads and power lines in several states. Nora was about 85......

Hurricane Ida hits Cuba’s Isle of Youth; U.S. Gulf Coast braces for hit

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A satellite image shows Tropical Storm Ida after forming in the Caribbean, about 75 miles (125 kilometers) north-northwest of Grand Cayman, August 27, 2021. NOAA/via REUTERS Aug 27 (Reuters) – Hurricane Ida barreled into Cuba on Friday and churned toward a weekend U.S. landfall along the Louisiana coast, prompting advance......

German court says EU rules apply to Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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A road sign directs traffic towards the Nord Stream 2 gas line landfall facility entrance in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke DUESSELDORF, Aug 25 (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is not exempt from European Union rules that require the owners of pipelines to be different......

Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan passes U.S. Senate vote

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The exterior of the U.S. Capitol is seen as Senators work to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger/File Photo WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan that would help address climate change and launch......

U.S. Senate turns to $3.5 trillion bill, key to Biden’s agenda

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WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a massive infrastructure bill and immediately kicked off debate on a $3.5 trillion spending blueprint for President Joe Biden’s key priorities on climate change, universal preschool and affordable housing. The bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill, which the 100-member......

U.S. Senate edges toward passage of $1 tln infrastructure bill

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Kids visiting from Houston, Texas run to the Capitol steps as Republican and Democratic leaders continue to work on an amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure bill at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S., August 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will try to......

Schumer vows to keep U.S. Senate in session until infrastructure bill passes

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Vehicles are parked outside the U.S. Capitol building the morning the Senate returned to session in Washington, DC, U.S., July 31, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz/File Photo WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate met for the second weekend in a row on Saturday in hopes of passing a $1 trillion......

Summer camp and villagers evacuated as wildfire rages near Athens

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ATHENS, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Children were evacuated from a summer camp and residents of nearby villages fled their homes on Tuesday as a wildfire raged on the outskirts of Athens, with Greece’s worst heatwave in more than 30 years bringing scorching temperatures. More than 300 firefighters with 35 vehicles......

Exxon posts highest profit in more than a year as demand recovers

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July 30 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) on Friday posted its first quarterly results following a contested board fight over its direction, registering its biggest profit in more than a year on rebounding demand for oil, gas and chemicals. Oil producers are taking advantage of a doubling of crude oil......

US regulator issues notice to Dakota Access pipeline over safety concerns

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July 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline regulator on Thursday put the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Energy Transfer LP (ET.N), on notice for probable violations of safety regulations and proposed a civil penalty against it. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)......

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