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Texas City Rejects Fracking Ban

July 16, 2014 10:10 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | Comments

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

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Camden Plant Could Create 3,000 Jobs

July 15, 2014 10:07 am | by GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press | Comments

A company that makes components for power plants that it eventually expects to bring 3,000 jobs to the facility it plans to build in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities.                               

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Tennessee County Will Reapply For Pipeline Permit

July 15, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

An eastern Tennessee county is considering asking the state again for permits that would allow US Nitrogen to build miles-long pipelines to and from the Nolichucky River.                                   

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Court Dismisses Challenges To NY Fracking Review

July 15, 2014 10:03 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

A judge has dismissed two lawsuits challenging the state's delay in finishing its health and environmental analysis of the potential impact of shale gas development in New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

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The Link Between Injection Wells & Earthquakes

July 15, 2014 10:00 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press | Comments

States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.  

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Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Shell Adds Third Major Discovery To Norphlet Play

July 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Shell announces its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well.                           

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Albemarle Buys Rockwood In $6.2B Deal

July 15, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.                             

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Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body at a southwestern Indiana aluminum plant.

Alcoa Signs $1.1B Deal To Make Jet Engine Parts

July 15, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Alcoa signed a $1.1 billion deal to make jet engine parts for a unit of United Technologies Corp.                                           

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Dozens Arrested At Maryland Gas Plant

July 15, 2014 9:48 am | by Associated Press | Comments

More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas.                                 

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North Dakota Approves Pipeline To Diesel Refinery

July 15, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota regulators have approved a $7.9 million pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel refinery under construction near Dickinson.                                               

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Chemists Develop Clean-Burning Hydrogen Fuel

July 15, 2014 9:31 am | by Rutgers | Comments

Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.                        

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Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Trend Report

July 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by Mergermarket | Comments

Q2 2014's global M&A targetting the Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector recovered from a subdued Q1. Deal value increased 68.8% to US$ 143.8bn with 400 deals, up from 345 deals at US$ 85.2bn Q1 2014 and marking the hitest valued quarter in over a year (Q4 2012 valued at US$ 190.4bn).

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Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

July 14, 2014 10:35 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.                  

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Reservation Residents Deal With Spill Aftermath

July 14, 2014 10:21 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that development can bring and the preservation of a land considered to be sacred. That dilemma has been brought to the fore since 1 million gallons of saltwater spewed from an underground pipeline.

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7 Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma

July 14, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.                                  

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