Maryland Senate panel OKs ban on fracking

March 25, 2017 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A ban on the hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland has moved a step closer to approva. more »»

Regulators seek state opinions on proposed plant

March 25, 2017 WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island regulators are seeking supplementary advisory opinions from four state agencies on a proposal to build a natural gas-fired power plant in the town of Burrillville. more »»

South Texas school board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break

March 25, 2017 PORTLAND, Texas (AP) — A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner to build a $9. more »»

US rig count increases 20 this week to 809; Texas up 8

March 25, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 20 this week to 809. A year ago, 464 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. more »»

West Virginia oil and gas industry holds jobs rally

March 23, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Speakers at a jobs rally in Charleston have urged the passage of legislation to benefit the state's oil and natural gas industry. more »»

2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

March 21, 2017 By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to... more »»

Court turns down challenges to EPA plan for coal-fired plant

March 21, 2017 PHOENIX (AP) — A federal court has denied two legal challenges to federal clean-air regulators' plan for reducing haze by limiting emissions from the Navajo Generating station, a coal-fired plant i... more »»

State fines Cascade Natural Gas $1M over safety violations

March 21, 2017 OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Cascade Natural Gas has agreed to pay $1 million to settle allegations it broke state and federal pipeline safety rules. more »»

US rig count increases 21 this week to 789; Oklahoma up 10

March 18, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 21 this week to 789. A year ago, 476 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. more »»

Maryland's GOP governor joins Dems for ban on fracking

March 18, 2017 By BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Friday that he supports banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the state. more »»

Trump admin halts Obama-era rule on fracking on public land

March 17, 2017 By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama administration rule requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to... more »»

2 small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma by USGS

March 15, 2017 km PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. A 3. more »»

Enbridge insists pipelines safe despite worn-away covering

March 13, 2017 By DAVID EGGERT and JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. more »»

Eni official: huge gas find off Egypt sign of maybe more

March 13, 2017 By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, Associated Press NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The discovery of a huge natural gas deposit in Egyptian waters has boosted hopes of other such finds in the eastern Mediterranean... more »»

Small earthquakes recorded in northern Oklahoma by USGS

March 13, 2017 MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded several small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma during the weekend. The largest is a magnitude 3.1 quake near Medford at 2:56 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Spectra Energy to buy stake in $1.2B PennEast pipeline plan

March 13, 2017 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest utility has found a buyer for its stake in a pipeline project that's designed to carry Marcellus Shale natural gas from northern Pennsylvania to New Jerse. more »»

West Virginia lawmakers weigh tank registration repeal

March 13, 2017 By The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. more »»

Gas pipeline draws support, opposition, in West Virginia

March 11, 2017 By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press CLARKSBURG, W.Va. more »»

US rig count increases 12 this week to 768; Louisiana up 5

March 11, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 12 this week to 768. A year ago, 480 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. more »»

 
 
 

 

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