Monthly Archives: April 2011

Houston energy analyst killed in Alaska avalanche

GenOn Energy’s Chris Lackey, 39, was among two guided groups buried by ice and snow while camping near Alaska’s Mount McKinley. The cascade threw climbers from their tents around 1 a.m. Thursday.  More »

Obama reiterates call to scrap $4B in tax breaks for oil companies

In his weekly radio and Internet address, the president said the U.S. shouldn’t be granting tax breaks to oil companies at a time when they are reaping tens of billions of dollars in profit and gasoline prices have risen above $4 per gallon in much of the nation.  More »

Nova Scotia Hot Tub Dealer, Olympic Pools and Spas, Featured for Space Saving Backyard Design

Nova Scotia Hot Tub Dealer, Olympic Pools and Spas, Featured for Space Saving Backyard Design Olympic Pools and Spas overcomes space limitations at local home to create a family’s dream backyard Salt Lake City, UT & Sydney, NS (PRWEB) April 29, 201…  More »

First Wind, Algonquin and Emera announce partnership involving First Wind’s Northeast projects

BOSTON, MA, OAKVILLE, ON and HALIFAX, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – First Wind Holdings, LLC (First Wind), (TSX – AQN): Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. (Algonquin) and (TSX – EMA) Emera Inc. (Emera) announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly construct  More »

Packing Goodness with Bento Lunch Box- A Hit Last Month!

HONG KONG, April 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DinoDirect, known for doling out a host of great utility products in theonline shoppingworld, has done it again. It has come up with a great and trendy way of packing lunches to schools, offices and other workplaces, making even the most bor  More »

The price beyond the pump

Rising gasoline prices are tied to rising crude oil prices, of course, but this time there’s a disturbing difference, Loren Steffy writes. Gasoline prices are rising much more rapidly than in the past, but while drivers may grumble at the higher prices, Americans aren’t changing their driving habits.  More »

Chevron’s quarterly profit is close to a record

SAN FRANCISCO — Chevron Corp. on Friday reported the second-highest quarterly profit in the company’s 131-year history, earning $6.2 billion as oil prices rose to heights not seen since the start of the recent recession. Indeed, for most of the big i…  More »

Crud on hardware may cut power amid drought

The state’s electric grid operator on Friday urged transmission and distribution companies to examine equipment for drought-related residue of the type that interrupted power to Texas City refineries and some parts of Galveston this week. The Electric …  More »

Solar providers’ panel lease offer woos Texas homeowners

Though Houston is plenty hot, the solar industry has struggled to break into the local homeowner market. Renewable energy advocates hope new leasing and energy buyback programs from retail electric companies will help spur more homeowners to go solar.  More »

Feds’ oil price probe kicks off next week

Attorney General Eric Holder next week will convene the first meeting of government investigators examining whether oil and gasoline prices are being driven higher by illegal manipulation.  More »

U.S. rig count rises by 18, mostly in Oklahoma

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma gained nine rigs, Pennsylvania gained five and Texas gained three. North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming picked up one apiece.  More »

Gasoline pump prices increase on tightened supplies

A series of severe storms this week caused power outages that temporarily shut down seven refineries in Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania. The shutdowns aren’t expected to last more than a few days, but 750,000 to 1 million barrels a day of production has been interrupted.  More »

Oil and Gas Reserves, Ultimate Recovery, and Resource

Oil and Gas Reserves, Ultimate Recovery, and Resource Michael J. Economides The comments I got in my last blog about oil supply made me realize how confusing it is, even among presumably savvy observers of the oil and gas industry, to distinguish among linguistically similar terms on the quantity of natural gas (and oil) that […]  More »

BP, Valero restart Texas City refineries after power problems

Drought-related power problems from earlier this week have subsided, allowing the large refineries to resume operations.  More »

U.S. Chamber’s legal challenge to California emission rules dismissed

A federal appeals court said the U.S. Chamber of Commerce had no jurisdiction to decide the case. The group claimed that the Obama administration improperly created a patchwork of auto- emissions standards by allowing California to impose its own rules limiting greenhouse gases.  More »
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