According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil production in New Mexico has increased by nearly 50 percent over the last three years, making it one of five western states that have helped boost national production over the last three years.
At least 200 union workers picketed FirstEnergy Corp.'s annual shareholder meeting in West Virginia on Tuesday, demanding the Ohio-based utility hire enough people to keep the power on without forcing an ever-shrinking labor force to work as many as 1,800 hours of overtime a year.
The solar industry in Georgia is pushing a power monopoly to expand its use of solar energy as it plans to meet the state's electricity needs over the next two decades. State utility regulators heard testimony Tuesday on the energy plans from Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power, which must submit new plans every three years.
WATER/WASTEWATER: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a formal Notice of Allowance for a fifth patent to treat industrial wastewaters including those that are produced during the exploration and production of oil and natural gas.
WATER/WASTEWATER: Agri Beef Co.'s processing facility, Washington Beef, has built a new biogas plant which captures methane from an anaerobic lagoon which is part of the plant's water treatment system. The biogas is used in the company’s steam boilers displacing nearly 20 percent of the facility’s natural gas needs.
Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Monday that he is "focused like a laser" on improving the Stillwater Mining Co. after being elected chairman of the board — but he also isn't ruling out a potential U.S. Senate run, saying he's good at "keeping a couple of balls in the air."
The $1.1 billion cost of selling a coal-fired power plant from one FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary to another is "a reasonable price for protection" against the more expensive option of buying electricity on the spot market to meet demand in West Virginia, a utility executive said Monday.
The beef-processing company that makes the product that critics call "pink slime" continues to struggle more than a year after the initial stories on the lean bits of beef that Beef Products Inc. (BPI) makes. The company lost 80 percent of its business after the uproar over what BPI calls lean finely textured beef.
Xcel Energy is proposing two natural gas-fired power plants in southeastern North Dakota to help meet electricity needs during times of peak demand in the upper Midwest in coming years. The plants would be built near Hankinson, about 70 miles south of Fargo, if they are approved by regulators.
Opposition is mounting to Mon Power's proposed purchase of a coal-fired power plant in north-central West Virginia -- a deal critics say is overvalued and would unfairly raise rates. The Public Service Commission has scheduled hearings in Charleston for May 29-31.
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A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking.
State and local leaders in North Dakota announced Thursday plans to build a new $1.5 billion nitrogen fertilizer production facility northwest of Grand Forks. Gov. Jack Dalrymple and Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown were joined by others in announcing that Northern Plains Nitrogen intended to build the new facility.
A proposed deal on a Montana coal mine that supporters said would boost Asian exports of the fuel via the West Coast has stalled, as court documents show the companies involved are renegotiating terms of the sale. Representatives of the two companies said Wednesday that a deal still was expected.
Joseph Jimenez, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Novartis, discusses the business strategies and operating practices that have led his company to success in developing breakthrough drugs, keeping the company one step ahead of its competitors.
News that Talisman Energy Inc. is pulling out of exploration for shale gas in Poland is a blow to the country's hopes that its deposits of the hydrocarbon will soon cut its dependence on Russian supplies and support the weakening economy. Canada's Talisman said Wednesday it had not found enough gas to warrant further expensive exploration or extraction procedures.
A Kansas City-based pipeline operator has agreed to a $7 billion cash-and-stock merger with an affiliated company. The Kansas City Star reports that Inergy L.P. agreed Monday to the merger with Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P.
A proposed Idaho cobalt mine with government approval and support from environmental groups has nixed its project, for now, because it said the price of the metal is too low and risk-averse financiers are demanding unfavorable terms to lend it money.
Shareholders of Montana's largest public company elected former Gov. Brian Schweitzer and three other outsiders to Stillwater Mining Co.'s board Thursday after alleging mismanagement by the current directors. But the shareholders also re-elected four current board members.
Taylor Forge Engineered Systems is expanding its business in Tulsa and expects to add up to 100 employees at a new facility. The company said Thursday it plans to build a new manufacturing center at Cherokee Industrial Park in north Tulsa.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday Chief Executive Peter Voser will step down in early 2014, and the company reported lower first-quarter profits in the wake of a decline in oil prices. The departure comes as a surprise, as Voser is just 54 years old and is well-regarded within the industry.
Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA saw first-quarter net income plunge 60 percent against the same period last year as production cuts, operational disruptions and reduced prices took their toll. Profit in January through March was 6.4 billion kroner ($1.1 billion) down from 15.4 billion kroner a year earlier, Statoil said Thursday.
General Electric recently made a huge bet on shale, buying an oil and gas equipment company called Lufkin Industries for $3.3 billion. The purchase will boost GE's portfolio of U.S. energy businesses. Shares of both Lufkin and GE were up with word of the news.
A Chinese company plans to build all-electric buses in California's Mojave Desert. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris and officials of BYD Automotive scheduled a news conference Wednesday to announce plans to open the first Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturing plant in the United States in the city 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
A regional utility has reached a tentative agreement with an aluminum smelter on electric rates that would keep the facility in western Kentucky open. Media report that Henderson-based Big Rivers Electric Corp. and Hawesville-based Century Aluminum announced the agreement on Monday.