Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jury Awards Florida Gas Transmission $82.7 Million against Florida Department of Transportation/Florida Turnpike Enterprise

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A Broward County, Florida jury today awarded Florida Gas Transmission Company (“FGT”) $82.7 million in damages for failure by the Florida Department of Transportation/Florida Turnpike Enterprise (“FDOT/FTE”) to reimbur…  More »

Energy Recovery Inc CEO G.G. Pique Inducted into Barney School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame

SAN LEANDRO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Energy Recovery Inc CEO G.G. Pique Inducted into Barney School of Business Alumni Hall of Fame for Recognition of Globally Aware and Socially Conscious Leader in Desalination Includes New Scholarship …  More »

Missouri American Water Acquires Loma Linda Water System

JOPLIN, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Missouri American Water has taken over ownership of the water system serving the Loma Linda residents. The system adds 303 customers to the company’s customer base. The Missouri Public Service Commission (MoPSC) approved…  More »

E&P buoyed Texas economy in 2010

Oil and gas production accounted for 8.5 percent of Texas’ economy in 2010, while jobs in the energy business accounted for 13.5 percent of the state total, according to the Texas Petro Index. (AP Photo/Texas Energy Museum)  More »

TNK-BP plans to spend $2.9B on Russian refinery expansion

Russian refiners are investing domestically to produce better quality fuels as the country changes its tax regime on exports. Expanding the capacity of its facilities and the amount of light products produced will help the joint venture improve competitiveness and efficiency, TNK-BP said. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)  More »

WhiteStar Streams Energy Commodity Pricing, Texas Well Permits on Homepage

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–WhiteStar streams live crude & natural gas pricing, and daily Texas well permits to website.  More »

API: Oil sands pipeline is matter of ‘critical national interest’

The nation’s largest oil industry trade group today called on the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a project that would deliver tar sands crude from Alberta, Canada, to refineries in southeast Texas. (Photo: AP/Nati Harnik)  More »

Is Prepay the Way For Significant Smart Grid Benefits in the Utility Sector?

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Consumer survey results linking prepay transactions in the utility sector to consumer benefits and energy conservation enabled by smart grid.  More »

GE, Conoco and NRG form $300 million venture fund

The new firm will aim funds at wide range of energy technologies in North America, Europe and Israel. (Photo: AP)  More »

Green Charge Networks to Present at Energy, Utility & Environment Conference 2011

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Charge Networks, a leader in smart grid infrastructure engineering, today announced that President and CEO Ron Prosser will present at the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference (EUEC) 2011. …  More »

Ron Prosser to Speak at San Jose Mayor’s Clean Tech Legislative Summit

BROOKLYN, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Charge Networks, a leader in smart grid infrastructure engineering, today announced that President and CEO Ron Prosser will speak at San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed’s Clean Tech Legislative Summit …  More »

Exxon Mobil forecasts 35% energy demand growth by 2030

The climb in global energy demand from 2005 levels comes amid rapid economic growth and an improvement in living standards in developing nations, an Exxon Mobil Corp. report shows. ( Photo: Milan Klusacek/Flickr)  More »

Real-Time Ridesharing Launches on SR 520 to Save Commuters Time, Money

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beginning today, up to 1,000 commuters on the SR 520 corridor can take advantage of a unique real-time ridesharing system launched by global transportation firm Avego. The go520 project is the first large-scale pilot in the Un…  More »

House GOP grills Obama regulator over environmental rules

House Republicans took advantage of their newfound majority status by hauling President Obama’s chief regulator to Capitol Hill to defend the administration’s actions. “There has been an explosion of regulations and regulation issues in the first years of the Obama administration. Quite frankly, I haven’t seen that your organization has done anything to slow them down,” said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, told Cass Sunstein, head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).  More »

Exxon Mobil, Russians to hunt oil together

Exxon and Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil producer, signed a $1 billion accord to explore for oil and gas in the deepwater Black Sea. The partnership may include oil refining at a later stage, Rosneft said. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)  More »
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