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China expected to spare LNG imports from tariffs [Houston Chronicle]

June 19–China’s response has been swift and predictable: When the Trump Administration on Monday threatened to expand tariffs to include some $200 billion in Chinese goods, Asia’s economic powerhouse promised swift retaliation should that occur. The back-and-forth picked up on Friday, when the U.S. announced tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods. China countered with

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South Portland’s ‘Clear Skies’ ordinance clouds pipeline company’s future, CEO says as trial begins [Portland Press Herald, Maine]

June 19–Tanker deliveries of foreign crude oil to Portland Pipe Line Corp. terminals in South Portland have essentially stopped in the last nine months, the company’s president and CEO testified Monday, kicking off the long-awaited federal trial challenging the city’s “Clear Skies” ordinance. The company is trying to show that the 2014 municipal ban on

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Enbridge makes more promises as regulators begin deliberating on proposed $2.6 billion pipeline [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]

June 19–Enbridge Inc. on Monday tried to sweeten the case for its proposed new pipeline across northern Minnesota, as state regulators began final deliberations on the controversial $2.6 billion project. Enbridge said it would put a corporate guarantee behind its new Line 3 in case the pipeline leaked and damaged the environment — something the

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