Chron Energy Newslinks | 10.20.09 | Alaska drilling OK'd, Exxon's really big water bill

Shell gets conditional OK for Beaufort Sea drilling next summer.

Exxon must pay $104.7 million for polluting NY City water.

Rulings lets plaintiffs sue oil companies for causing global warming.

Federal study tries to quantify the external costs of energy production.

Forest study sees upside of climate change.

Energy Star appliances may not all be efficient, audit finds.

$70: the new floor for oil?

Texas’ electric market deregulation didn’t benefit consumers at first, says Oncor chief. (he later clarified the statement)

The economics of linking Texas, western and eastern power grids.

Shreveport prospect expo like a “shopping mall” for oil, gas deals. How about ‘Shale-a-palooza’?

A shale skeptic shoots back.