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California Oil Spill Gushed Like Hose 'Without a Nozzle'

June 26, 2015 9:50 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Plains All American is facing scrutiny from federal regulators and lawmakers on Capitol Hill over the spill, which washed up goo on beaches as far as 100 miles away.

Terrorist Beheading, Explosion at US-Owned Gas Factory in France

June 26, 2015 9:39 am | by LORI HINNANT, LAURENT CIPRIANI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The industrial site belongs to Air Products, an American chemical company based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Get an Umbrella Before it Rains

June 25, 2015 4:37 pm | by Jon Wikstrom | Blogs | Comments

Why companies are preparing now for future environmental regulations.


Indian Tribes Sue to Block Southern California Solar Plant

June 25, 2015 4:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of Indian tribes is suing to block construction of a huge solar power plant in California's Mojave Desert.

Emerging Israel Gas Deal Ignites Fierce Debate

June 25, 2015 4:31 pm | by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press | News | Comments

When natural gas was discovered a few years ago off the shores of resource-poor Israel, it was heralded as nothing short of a miracle, but an emerging deal with developers has been plagued by criticism.

North Dakota Tribal Panel Wants to Regulate Oil Development

June 25, 2015 9:42 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tribal leaders from an oil-prolific portion of North Dakota's Fort Berthold Reservation say they can't count on federal or state regulators — or their own tribal government — to monitor the boom, so they are moving to do it themselves.

Power: On The Brink of a Revolution

June 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Renewable energy will draw almost two-thirds of the spending on new power plants over the next 25 years, dwarfing spending on fossil fuels.

EPA to Hear Testimony From Hundreds on Renewable Fuels Plan

June 25, 2015 9:26 am | by BILL DRAPER, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal proposal to reduce the amount of renewable fuels required in gasoline would have a stifling impact on the ethanol industry and goes against the intentions of Congress when it set the standards eight years ago, opponents of the suggested changes said.


Iranian Crude Exports Plummet Following Sanctions

June 24, 2015 4:51 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

New statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed that Iranian crude exports fell from 2.6 million barrels per day in 2011 to 1.4 million barrels per day last year.

Union Voting On Potential End To Texas Refinery Strike

June 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The last remaining strike from a widespread labor dispute at the nation’s oil refineries could be on the verge of ending.

New Charges Filed Over Canadian Oil Train Disaster

June 24, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Canadian prosecutors on Monday levied criminal charges against a now-defunct railroad company and six former employees over a 2013 explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec.

Exxon Mobil Halts 3 Platforms After Spill Crippled Pipeline

June 24, 2015 9:47 am | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The shutdown of a pipeline that spilled up to 101,000 gallons of crude on the Santa Barbara coast forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to halt operations at three offshore platforms because it couldn't deliver oil to refineries, the company said Tuesday.

Mexico Announces Underwater Gas Pipeline to Texas

June 23, 2015 3:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Mexican government has announced plans for nearly $10 billion worth of electricity and natural gas infrastructure projects, including a gas pipeline under the Gulf of Mexico from Texas to the port of Veracruz.


Judge to Consider Request to Suspend Federal Oil, Gas Rules

June 23, 2015 9:55 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Four states and two petroleum industry groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department, saying the rules announced in March are unnecessarily burdensome for oil and gas developers.

Firm Seeks to Build Oil Pipeline Across Iowa

June 23, 2015 9:36 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that wants to build an oil pipeline across Iowa said it has purchased easements from nearly 60 percent of landowners, but some don't believe the claim.

Dutch Government Cuts Gas Drilling in Quake-Hit Region

June 23, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some seven million Dutch homes are reliant on gas from the Groningen gas field and the country also sells to Belgium, Germany and France.

A Snapshot of The California Oil Spill

June 22, 2015 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Here's a look at the response effort, by the numbers.

UCLA Chemists Pioneer Long-Term Solar Energy Storage

June 22, 2015 12:29 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles developed a plastic material capable of storing solar energy for weeks, which could lead to breakthroughs in solar panel technology.

Workers Clean up Oil Spill on California Beaches by Hand

June 22, 2015 10:08 am | by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Because the region is home to threatened shorebirds and cultural resources, a decision was made early on to clean oil-stained beaches the old-fashioned way by using hand tools instead of heavy equipment or chemicals.

Former Shell Worker Cites Unsafe Conditions on Oil Ship

June 19, 2015 3:44 pm | by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A woman who was injured while working on one of Shell's Arctic drilling support ships has filed a federal lawsuit saying the company compromised safety in its rush to drill for oil.

Beach Near Oil Spill to Reopen, as Probe Continues on Break

June 19, 2015 3:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A popular Central California beach closed last month after a crude oil spill near Santa Barbara will reopen next week, state officials said Thursday.

Study: Mega Injections of Wastewater Triggers More Quakes

June 18, 2015 4:47 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

The more oil and gas companies pump their saltwater waste into the ground, and the faster they do it, the more they have triggered earthquakes in the central United States, a massive new study found.

Power Plant Developer Owes More Than $200K in Back Taxes

June 18, 2015 3:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The developer of a proposed power plant near Wright owes Campbell County more than $207,000 in delinquent property taxes and interest.

Court Refuses to Halt Construction on New Gas Plant

June 18, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal court has refused to halt construction of a liquefied natural gas export facility in southern Maryland while it weighs a legal challenge to the project's approval.

Bacteria Could Resolve Pollution at Former Uranium Mills

June 18, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers from Rutgers University discovered the presence of betaproteobacteria at a former uranium ore mill in western Colorado, one of nine operated in the state during the height of the nation's nuclear weapons industry.

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