Iowa pipeline leak blamed on errant excavator

March 6, 2017 HANLONTOWN, Iowa (AP) — An Oklahoma-based company has blamed an errant excavator for damaging a pipeline in northern Iowa that spilled nearly 47,000 gallons of diesel fuel. more »»

China's coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row

February 28, 2017 By LOUISE WATT, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — China's consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world's top carbon polluter has emerged as a... more »»

Supporters of banning fracking in Maryland to hold rally

February 27, 2017 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters of banning hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland are holding a rall. more »»

Driller's groundwater pollution draws $1.2M fine

February 26, 2017 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012. more »»

Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

February 26, 2017 By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. more »»

Activists hope Massachusetts can go fossil fuel-free by 2050

February 24, 2017 By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts environmentalists have long dreamed of a green future in which the state shakes off its reliance on fossil fuel. more »»

New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

February 24, 2017 By WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press CHERRY HILL, N.J. more »»

US rig count increases 3 this week to 754; Texas up 8

February 22, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754. A year ago, 502 rigs were active. more »»

3 people critically injured in Oklahoma gas well explosion

February 22, 2017 WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were injured when a private natural gas well exploded in eastern Oklahoma. more »»

New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil well regulators

February 22, 2017 By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press Writer SANTA FE, N.M. more »»

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

February 22, 2017 By DAN JOLING, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. more »»

Sunoco building 2 pipelines, not just 1 across Pennsylvania

February 22, 2017 NEW Pa. (AP) — Sunoco Logistics Partners says there's so much interest in its plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania that they'll actually build two pipelines. more »»

Natural gas could cost less than coal for Kemper plant

February 22, 2017 By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Power Co. more »»

Republicans skeptical of Wolf's minimum wage, shale tax plan

February 21, 2017 By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers questioned Democratic Gov. more »»

US Geological Survey records 4 small earthquakes in Oklahoma

February 21, 2017 WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in Oklahoma. The largest was a magnitude 3.0 temblor at 2:05 a.m. more »»

Texas easing out of downturn, oil association leader says

February 21, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' oil and natural gas industry added 4,700 new jobs between September and December last year and is starting to "ease out of the dramatic downtur. more »»

Regulators seek citizen input on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

February 20, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking input from people in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. WVIR-TV reports (http://bit. more »»

EPA head's emails with energy companies to be released

February 18, 2017 By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office said Tuesday it is complying with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental... more »»

Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

February 17, 2017 By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday,... more »»



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