Company appeals court’s decision in pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Attorneys for the Portland Pipe Line Corp. have filed an appeal seeking to overturn a recent court decision that upheld a Maine city's ordinance banning bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers.
Judge rules in favor of Maine city in pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine city's ordinance prohibiting bulk loading of crude oil onto tankers does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
That was the ruling of a federal court that had been considering South Portland's "Clear Skies" ordinance on Friday. Portland Pipe Line Corp. challenged the ordinance on the grounds that it violated clauses of the Constitution that give Congress sole power over foreign and interstate trade.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal trial challenging South Portland's ordinance banning crude oil exports has concluded this week.
The Portland Press Herald reports arguments in the suit filed by Portland Pipe Line Corp. finished up Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland.
Judge refuses to dismiss pipeline lawsuit _ again
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge has rejected another attempt by South Portland to dismiss a lawsuit by the Portland Pipe Line Corp. over a ban on crude oil exports.
The lawsuit challenges the Clear Skies ordinance, which bans the loading of crude oil into tankers in South Portland. The ordinance effectively prevents a proposal by Portland Pipe Line to reverse the flow of its 236-mile pipeline to bring crude oil from Canada through South Portland.
End of cross-Canada pipeline plan could be felt in Maine
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Canadian company's decision to abandon plans to build a pipeline that would have carried more than a million barrels of crude oil per day from western Canada to the Atlantic coast could have implications in Maine.
Pipeline says they could ship 100,000 barrels of oil daily
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The president of the company behind a Maine pipeline says they would be able to ship 100,000 barrels of crude oil daily if they were allowed to reverse the flow of their pipeline.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2usUz0q ) the Portland Pipe Line Corp. disclosed how much oil it could transport from Canada for the first time since they filed a federal lawsuit against South Portland in 2015.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's highest court has ruled that South Portland's liability insurer doesn't have to cover the city's rising legal fees in an ongoing federal lawsuit.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2okbEan ) the Maine Supreme Judicial Court decided Tuesday that the Maine Municipal Association Property & Casualty Pool has no duty to defend the city's Clear Skies ordinance.
Group gives South Portland $10K for pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An environmental advocacy group has contributed $10,000 toward South Portland's defense fund in an ongoing federal lawsuit.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2nANbAf ) advocacy group Protect South Portland presented a check to the City Council on Monday night, bringing the total for private contributions to the city's Clear Skies Legal Defense fund to $135,242.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An oil pipeline company wants the $44.7 million assessed value of its real estate and personal property in South Portland to be reduced 42 percent.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2mv1QfE ) the Portland Pipe Line Corp. requested discounts on holdings stretching more than 200 acres, including its oil tanker pier on Casco Bay.
South Portland’s legal fees top $1M in pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland's legal fees in an ongoing federal lawsuit topped $1 million in December and are expected to rise as city officials prepare for a possible trial.
Portland Pipe Line Corp. filed a lawsuit in 2015 that challenged the city's Clear Skies ordinance, which banned the loading of crude oil into tankers on the city's waterfront.
South Portland’s legal fees rising in pipeline lawsuit
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — South Portland's legal fees in an ongoing federal lawsuit are up to about $748,000 and are expected to reach nearly $1 million as city officials prepare for a possible trial next year.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2fTOQg4 ) that lawyers for the city and the Portland Pipe Line Corp. are expected to submit summary judgment motions Thursday that could allow a judge to decide the case as early as February.
Massive spill-response vessel decommissioned in Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A massive spill-response vessel capable of skimming and recovering 444,000 gallons of oil and water per day has been removed from service in Maine.
The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2cawwxZ ) Virginia-based Marine Spill Response Corp. confirmed the decommissioning of the Maine Responder on Monday.
TOKYO (AP) — Line Corp.'s shares surged in its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, a day after its initial public offering in New York, as investors cashed in on the popular Japanese messaging app that features emoticons.
The biggest technology sector IPO of the year for both nations, Line rose Friday above its IPO price of 3,300 yen, settling at 4,345 yen, although it started higher at 4,900 yen. It cost $41.58 in New York on Thursday.
Messaging app Line’s stock soars in NYSE debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Line Corp. are soaring in their debut on the New York Stock Exchange amid hungry investor demand to get in on the mobile messaging craze.
Line's American Depositary Shares are up $8.11, or 24.6 percent, to $40.95 in late morning trading Thursday. The stock will begin trading in Tokyo on Friday local time.
Though little known in the U.S., Line has enjoyed a quick surge to popularity in Japan, filling an important communications hole after...