The House approved two bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.
An Oklahoma energy company said it will build its biggest factory yet in western North Dakota to help capture and bring to market more of the natural gas that currently is being burned off as a byproduct of soaring oil production.
California regulators recommended $94 million in refunds for Southern California utility customers for reduced operating costs at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.
Another Utah refinery has received approval for a major expansion in a heavily populated corridor struggling to achieve federal air-quality standards and a group pushing Utah to crack down harder on polluters says it will try to block the effort in court.
The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.
Unfazed by its counterparts pulling out of Kansas, SandRidge Energy plans to spend $350 million next year to punch an additional 100 horizontal wells and build associated infrastructure in the Mississippian Lime formation in the state.
Unemployed and underemployed Connecticut construction workers are being trained to work on planned gas distribution and transmission pipeline construction projects.
Shell Oil Co. is still actively exploring a plan to build a huge natural gas processing plant in western Pennsylvania and may have selected engineering firms to do feasibility studies.
Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he is forming a panel of independent engineers, industry and state officials to increase pipeline safety in the state.
It's costly, risky and dependent on technologies that have yet to be fully developed. A decades-long journey filled with unknowns lies ahead for Japan, which took a small step this week toward decommissioning its crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The fight to revamp Mexico's state-run oil industry could start any time because of a Senate proposal to allow private access to the country's oil, a nationalist symbol that for decades has been fiercely protected by the constitution.
The Illinois Pollution Control Board will decide this week whether to give a Houston company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, a scenario that underscores the uncertainty facing an industry squeezed by environmental regulations and competition from natural gas.
The drilling boom has launched billions of dollars in port construction projects, as well as a round-the-clock frenzy to move products in and out of the oil patch and to coastal terminals and refineries.
Swagelok Company introduces the new High-Volume Swaging Unit to increase safety and productivity for the oil and gas, alternative fuel and general industries.
The nation's largest public utility is shuttering eight coal-fired boilers at plants in Alabama and Kentucky and more reductions could be in store over the next few years.
Work is underway on a facility where oil will be shipped from a planned refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation in northwestern North Dakota.
A gas pipeline has exploded in rural North Texas, officials urged residents of a nearby town to evacuate as a precaution.
The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reported that natural gas in storage grew by 20 billion cubic feet to 3.834 trillion cubic feet last week.
North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $12.2 million in state grants to fire departments and emergency medical services providers in North Dakota's oil-production region.
A decision by one northern New Mexico county to prohibit oil and natural gas development has prompted a statewide industry group and three landowners to challenge the ban in federal court, calling it unconstitutional.
Gregory Zuckerman's book "The Frackers" tells the unexpected story of how a once-obscure method of producing oil and natural gas from shale rock led to a huge American energy boom — and to a bitter debate over whether that's a great thing or an environmental disaster.
Connecticut's nuclear plant has shut down one of its units for 48 hours due to equipment failure.
When President George W. Bush signed a law that year requiring oil companies to add billions of gallons of ethanol to their gasoline each year, Bush predicted it would make the country "stronger, cleaner and more secure." But the ethanol era has proven far more damaging to the environment than politicians promised and much worse than the government admits.