Massachusetts and the eight other states that also adopted revisions — Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont — are part of the nation's first multi-state "cap-and-trade" program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Pakistan will push forward with a controversial pipeline to import natural gas from neighboring Iran, Pakistan said Tuesday, a project opposed by the United States. The U.S. has opposed the project and instead supported an alternative proposal.
Entergy Gulf States Louisiana has signed a six-year power supply deal with the South African energy company behind a planned $7 billion petrochemical project in Westlake. Entergy Gulf States Louisiana said Monday that it has agreed to supply up to 200 megawatts of electricity.
The age-old jobs-versus-the-environment clash is playing out again, this time in the New Jersey Pinelands, a million-acre spread of protected woods and wetlands that happens to be in the way of a proposed pipeline.
A fuel tanker overturned and exploded, killing 14 people. Police officials say the tanker was pulling a trailer and overturned for unknown reasons. They say a large quantity of fuel spilled, causing a huge fire that engulfed a nearby minibus and a rickshaw.
A fire Monday at an oil plant in northern Nevada critically injured a 24-year-old refinery worker. In a statement, Bango Refining said one of its tanks ruptured around 9:15 a.m., sending up a thick plume of black smoke. The company recycles used lubricating oil.
Canada's foreign minister says the country intends to extend its seabed claims in the Arctic to include the North Pole. Countries including the U.S. and Russia are increasingly looking to the Arctic as a source of natural resources, including oil and gas, and shipping lanes.
American Bridge Co. has begun shutting down a western Pennsylvania fabricating plant, and will eventually lay off 77 workers in the process.
Chevron says it has resumed exploration for shale gas in northeastern Romania a day after suspending work when hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences.
Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion.
QEP Resources plans to spend about $950 million acquiring oil and gas properties located mainly in the Midland sub-basin in two West Texas counties.
The United States' top nuclear regulator said Friday that atomic energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste.
Royal Dutch Shell has decided to abandon plans to build a massive $12.5 billion plant in Louisiana that would have turned natural gas into liquid fuels like diesel.
UniStar Nuclear Energy is completely withdrawing its application to build a third nuclear power plant at Nine Mile Point on Lake Ontario.