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Judge Rejects Mistrial Motion For Ex-BP Engineer

December 11, 2013 9:45 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kurt Mix is charged with two counts of obstruction of justice for allegedly deleting text messages and voicemails about the company's response to its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He has pleaded not guilty.                                                    

Pakistan To Push Forward On Gas Project With Iran

December 10, 2013 9:38 am | by ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press | News | Comments

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. 

Jobs vs. Environment In Pinelands Pipe Plan Fracas

December 10, 2013 9:31 am | News | Comments

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.         

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Canada Plans Claim That Would Include North Pole

December 9, 2013 5:06 pm | News | Comments

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.

U.S. Nuclear Regulators Offer Japan Storage Solutions

December 6, 2013 10:15 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States' top nuclear regulator said Friday that atomic energy users, including Japan, must figure out how to ultimately store radioactive waste.                                                 

Nine Mile Point Nuclear Plant Halted

December 6, 2013 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

UniStar Nuclear Energy is completely withdrawing its application to build a third nuclear power plant at Nine Mile Point on Lake Ontario.                                  

Idle NE Nuclear Plant Ready To Restart

December 5, 2013 12:28 pm | by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nebraska utility that owns a nuclear power plant that has been idle since April 2011 says the troubled plant is now ready to restart, but federal regulators will make the final decision.              

Obama Orders Gov. To Triple Renewable Energy Usage

December 5, 2013 12:21 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.                      

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Alberta Biogas Company Turning Manure Into Money

December 5, 2013 12:17 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

A company in southern Alberta hopes to turn manure and other farm waste into money, with government help.                                                                                         

GM Uses Landfill Gas To Power Assembly Plant

December 5, 2013 11:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Corp. is spending $11 million at its Fort Wayne truck assembly plant to create a small power plant that would use landfill gas to supply 40 percent of the factory's electricity.                       

Oil Above $97

December 4, 2013 12:39 pm | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil rose above $97 a barrel Wednesday on expectations of a sharp fall in U.S. crude stockpiles. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for January delivery was up $1.06 to $97.10 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Shell Completes World's Largest Floating Facility

December 3, 2013 12:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it has completed building the hull of the world's largest floating facility, which has been constructed to process natural gas off the coast of western Australia.                                 

NY Nuclear Plant Shut Down

December 3, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear plant on Lake Ontario has been taken off-line after pumps that circulate water through the reactor shut off while being shifted to a lower speed.                                   

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Ethanol Company Offered $6.3 Million In Incentives

December 3, 2013 11:59 am | by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A long-anticipated $200 million ethanol plant that will turn grasses grown on North Carolina hog farms into motor fuel will go ahead, Gov. Pat McCrory's office said.                                  

Recycling Snack Food Waste Into Energy & Fertilizer

December 3, 2013 11:31 am | by Heather Clancy, GreenBiz.Com | Blogs | Comments

As part of the zero-waste commitment for its manufacturing operation, PepsiCo's agriculture team in Turkey invested in anaerobic digestion technology several years ago to handle the organic waste created there.                        

NJ Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

December 2, 2013 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Hope Creek nuclear plant in southern New Jersey is offline after high moisture was found in the steam that spins the plant's turbine.                                                                  

PA Solar Mirror Plant Closed Permanently

December 2, 2013 12:30 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The owners of a bankrupt western Pennsylvania plant that manufactured solar power components have abandoned plans to reopen.                                                                    

Calpine Buys TX Power Plant For $625 Million

December 2, 2013 12:19 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Independent power producer Calpine is buying a power plant from MinnTex Power Holdings LLC for $625 million.                                                                                        

Seismic Testing For New Shale In Western PA

November 26, 2013 4:10 pm | by TIMOTHY PUKO, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | News | Comments

Three white trucks roll head-to-tail along Route 30 at about 1 mile per hour. Every 250 feet, they stop and slowly lower wood and metal pads to the road, then they shake. Some in the gas industry call this "getting elephants to jump at the same time." These are seismic testing trucks, sending vibrations 20,000 feet deep to get a picture of new areas for shale drilling.

U.S. Gov. Seeks Public Comment On Drilling Plan

November 25, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.                               

NJ Nuclear Plant Back Online

November 25, 2013 11:42 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's oldest operating nuclear plant has been returned to service after crews completed some planned maintenance work there this week.                             

Gas Field Tank Explosion Injures 5

November 25, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.                                                                  

General Electric Closing NY Plant

November 22, 2013 12:12 pm | News | Comments

General Electric Co. said it will close a northern New York electrical capacitor plant that employs about 200 workers.                                    

House Speeds Pipeline Approval

November 21, 2013 1:21 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed this week to boost energy production in the U.S.                                                             

California Edison Refuses To Refund

November 21, 2013 12:55 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Southern California Edison will challenge a recommendation that it refund $74 million to customers who were charged operating costs for the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.                                                

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