02/27/14 10:00 AM
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court has ruled that a fuel tax applied by Spanish regions to help finance health care is illegal, possibly opening the door to compensation claims totaling millions of euros (dollars). The Luxembourg-based Court of Justice said Thursday that the way...
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 09:13 AM
The path toward U.S. energy independence, made possible by a boom in shale oil, will be much harder than it seems.
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 08:40 AM
Tesoro Corp. blocked the U.S. Chemical Safety Board from investigating an incident at a Northern California refinery and downplayed the extent of workers’ injuries, the board said.
By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 08:36 AM
Tesla Motors, the electric-car maker that has seen its stock advance more than sevenfold in the past year, will spend as much as $5 billion on a new battery factory so it can make more affordable cars.
02/27/14 08:30 AM
Oil prices eased slightly but held above $102 a barrel on Thursday as expectations for reduced demand due to warmer weather contrasted with a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. oil supplies. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery was down 11 cents to $102.48 a...
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.
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