US rig count declines by 4 this week to 936

October 8, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 936. That's up from the 524 rigs that were active a year ago. more »»

Montana coal mine appeals ruling that could trigger layoffs

October 8, 2017 By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BILLINGS, Mon. more »»

Truck spills oilfield wastewater in Williston

October 8, 2017 BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department says a truck spilled more than 4,600 gallons of oilfield wastewater in Williston. more »»

Feds remove protections for 10M acres of sage grouse habitat

October 7, 2017 By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department said Thursday it is withdrawing protections for 10 million acres of federal lands used by the threatened sage grouse to... more »»

Mississippi regulators won't take utility path to rate vote

October 5, 2017 By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Facing political pressure to give a utility what it wanted, the Mississippi Public Service Commission on Thursday balked. more »»

Energy, environment key issues in Virginia governor's race

October 5, 2017 By ALAN SUDERMAN RICHMOND, Va. more »»

Renewable energy fans flex lobbying muscles in Massachusetts

October 5, 2017 By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Renewable energy advocates are increasingly spending more on lobbying to capture the ears of Massachusetts lawmakers. more »»

Federal judge reinstates Obama-era rule on methane emissions

October 5, 2017 By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at... more »»

Economist sees rebound but weak growth in West Virginia

October 5, 2017 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University's chief economist says the state is on the rebound but will have relatively weak growth in the next five years. more »»

Federal govt shows support for Georgia nuclear plant project

October 2, 2017 ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is showing its continued support for the construction of two reactors at a Georgia nuclear power plant, a troubled project that has already far exceeded its... more »»

State warns of new scam where caller poses as National Grid

October 2, 2017 PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's attorney general is warning businesses about a billing scam where callers pose as representatives of National Grid. more »»

AP-NORC poll: Americans want local leaders to fight warming

October 2, 2017 By SETH BORENSTEIN and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is... more »»

New Mexico oil producers concerned about permit backlog

October 2, 2017 By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. more »»

Few details after deadline for coal plant ownership interest

October 2, 2017 By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. more »»

Maine is turning to Canada to boost natural gas supply

October 1, 2017 FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's exploring the idea of expanding the state's natural gas supply with a pipeline from Canada because of stalled pipeline efforts to the south. more »»

Colorado says 430 pipelines failed leak test after explosion

October 1, 2017 By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Tiny holes or faulty parts could be the reason that about 430 oil or gas pipelines in Colorado failed a leak-detection test after a fatal explosion... more »»

Sunday deadline for interest in Navajo coal plant approaches

September 29, 2017 By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A coal-fired power plant in far northern Arizona is set to shut down in 2019 unless a new owner can be foun. more »»

Consumers Energy to take closer look at copper gas lines

September 29, 2017 JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — Consumers Energy has agreed to inspect certain natural gas lines every three years instead of five. The utility is responding to a request from state regulator. more »»

Lawsuit: Refinery, chemical plant worsened Harvey flooding

September 29, 2017 SWEENY, Texas (AP) — Homeowners southwest of Houston claim in a lawsuit that temporary dams erected by Phillips 66 and Phillips Chevron to protect two facilities from Harvey floodwaters caused thei... more »»

 
 
 

 

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