By Zack Colman | 02/27/14 05:35 AM
Lawmakers and the Obama administration are turning their focus to energy infrastructure constraints in the wake of a cold snap that has caused natural gas futures prices to rise to levels last seen in 2008. Natural gas futures closed at $6.149 per thousand cubic feet last week, up from $3.279...
02/26/14 11:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state could face some difficult decisions, and tight budgets, as it pursues a major liquefied natural gas project. Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell told the House Resources Committee on Wednesday that if the state pursues the gas treatment plant and pipeline...
By Zack Colman | 02/26/14 06:09 PM
The State Department was cleared of any wrongdoing in selecting a contractor to perform the environmental review for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, according to a report released Wednesday by the department's internal watchdog. The finding is a blow to environmental groups that oppose the...
02/26/14 06:00 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court justices vigorously challenged attorneys on Wednesday over the power of state-level oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws. One justice asked whether Ohio's regulatory scheme violates communities' constitutional home rule...
02/26/14 05:30 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Titan Tire Corp. and Dico Inc. must pay millions of dollars in fines and penalties for the demolition of three buildings in Des Moines that the Environmental Protection Agency says were contaminated with PCBs, chemicals linked to cancer and considered hazardous. The...
By Zack Colman | 02/26/14 05:25 PM
The markers have been set on a potential overhaul of the federal tax code, and the oil and gas industry hasn't found much to like.
02/26/14 12:15 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. fell Wednesday after the oil and natural gas company reported a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by one-time charges. The company's adjusted earnings came in lower than Wall Street expected. In morning trading, shares fell $2.05, or 7.6 percent,...
By Zack Colman | 02/26/14 09:30 AM
The Mitt Romney concept of federal funding for clean energy is not dead. The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E, modeled after the Pentagon's successful DARPA program, is wrapping up its fifth annual conference on Wednesday. It is possibly the only federal clean energy...
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:26 AM
The Indiana House amended a bill targeting the state's energy-efficiency program Tuesday with a provision that would effectively end the program by the end of this year.
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:23 AM
Activists are pressing Massachusetts lawmakers to support a bill that would divest the state pension fund from fossil fuels.
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:18 AM
The price of oil edged above $102 a barrel Wednesday as investors tried to assess the strength of U.S. demand with the approach of warmer weather.
By Associated Press | 02/26/14 09:14 AM
State officials say California's latest carbon-permit auction has raised nearly $330 million. The Sacramento Bee reports industrial firms and others bought emissions allowances that can be used this year and in 2017.
02/26/14 06:45 AM
Thick smog has been covering China's capital for a week. The US Embassy in Beijing says the pollution levels are ten times what would be considered unsafe. (Feb. 26) DURATION: :51 ----------------------------------------- SHOTLIST: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Beijing - 26 February,...
02/26/14 04:15 AM
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge said Tuesday that a giant Southern California agency overcharges for carrying water on the Colorado River aqueduct, a major victory for San Diego in a high-stakes dispute. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow said Los Angeles-based wholesaler Metropolitan...
By Andrea Billups | 02/25/14 04:52 PM
Chris Horner is deeply serious about his role as a climate-truth watchdog, but his sense of humor about his detractors is deliciously dark. Take the story that broke just after New Year's of a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice, an incident seized by proponents as a certain sign that...
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