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House mulling tax increases amid record $1.3B shortfall

Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With just three weeks left in the legislative session, Republican House leaders this week acknowledged they will consider increased taxes on fuel, services, alcohol and cigarettes as potential options for closing a $1.3 billion hole in the state budget. House Speaker Jeff Hickman said those tax proposals, along with the elimination of tens of millions of ...

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Diesel spill reported on Ohio River in Illinois

Diesel spill reported on Ohio River in Illinois

MOUNT CARMEL, Ill. (AP) — The operator of an Illinois oil pipeline is reporting 1,150 barrels of diesel fuel has spilled, resulting in the pollution of at least one river. Marathon Pipe Line LLC says the equivalent of about 48,300 gallons of fuel has leaked from a pipeline near Mount Carmel in southern Illinois. In a statement, the company says ...

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Mexico thieves build tunnel, camouflaged truck to steal oil

Mexico thieves build tunnel, camouflaged trucks to steal oil

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in central Mexico say thieves built a camouflaged truck to transport fuel stolen from government pipelines. Police found a tunnel built by pipeline thieves in the same state of Guanajuato last week. The discoveries show the sophistication of thieves who drill taps into state-owned pipelines thousands of times every year to steal gasoline and diesel. ...

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Ohio’s price per gallon up from 1 month ago

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s average price for regular gas going into the workweek remains lower than a year ago but has climbed from this time last month. The price per gallon in Ohio was about $1.93 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up about 37 cents from a month ...

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Japan utility admits it delayed report of Fukushima meltdown

Japan utility admits it delayed report of Fukushima meltdown

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Thursday it failed for two months to announce that meltdowns had occurred in the cores of three of the reactors. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said its officials were unaware of a company emergency manual that defined a meltdown as damage exceeding 5 percent of a reactor’s fuel. Instead, ...

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Japan restarts nuclear reactor using plutonium-mixed fuel

Japan restarts nuclear reactor using plutonium-mixed fuel

TOKYO — Japan on Friday restarted a nuclear reactor that uses plutonium-based fuel, the first of that type to resume operations under stricter safety rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Japan’s large stockpile of plutonium has raised international nuclear security concerns, and the government has come up with the idea of burning it in reactors as it desperately tries ...

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COLTS could get natural gas station

Lackawanna County’s public bus service could eventually host a compressed natural gas station that would allow any drivers of natural-gas-fueled cars to fill up there. The County of Lackawanna Transit System is one of 27 public transit agencies targeted for natural gas stations by the state Department of Transportation, which aims to expand availability in a state teeming with natural ...

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Russian oil tanker grounded in north Pacific

MOSCOW — Russian emergency services say cleanup operations are underway after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks. The tanker Nadezhda hit a reef during a storm on Saturday near the port city of Nevelsk on Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East. It was carrying 786 tons of fuel oil and diesel fuel. The amount of ...

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