Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has asked state regulators for the right to offer a more competitive rate to large companies in an effort to attract and retain large California employers, the company announced Friday. The proposal targets certain companies with power loads of at least 200 kilowatts, who would be provided a 12 percent rate reduction for five years. “Affordable, reliable power is more important than ever as an enabler of business and employment development in our state,” Tom … More »
– U.S. energy exploration and production company Forest Oil Corp. could
exceed our 4x leverage target in 2013 without meaningful growth in its liquids
MINOT, N.D., March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –The 2nd Annual Bakken Investor Conference connects energy sector and real estate investors with opportunities in the Bakken Shale Play. The 2012 Bakken Investor Conference will be held April 2-4, 2012 in Minot, North Dakota. Terry… More »
Building permits February 20-February 24
The Brazilian oil company Petrobras has begun oil and gas production at its Cascade 4 well — the first production in the Gulf of Mexico using a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel more commonly deployed in more remote areas. More »
Looking for clues in Obama-Netanyahu talks on how to play rising tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.
PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The United Steelworkers (USW) welcomed the release today of two studies in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showing that exposure to heavy diesel exhaust in underground mining facilities … More »
Gas prices in Hawaii rose by a penny a day — or more — over the past week to a statewide average of $4.35 for a gallon of regular unleaded, according to AAA Hawaii’s Weekend Gas Watch. The statewide price was 11 cents higher than a week ago, 25 cents more than a month ago and 55 cents higher than a year ago. While Hawaii has the highest statewide gas price in the nation, California is a close second with … More »
US president says the US believes best solution is a permanent accord to end Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions that does not require ‘constant military intervention’ More »
A Yale economist expands on his critique of climate skeptics writing in The Wall Street Journal. More »
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Gold and silver futures end the week in the red as the U.S. dollar pushes higher and other assets such as U.S. equities and oil futures trade lower.
Millions of Iranians vote to elect a new parliament after conservative leaders had urged a strong turnout to help deter foreign threats More »
The sale of the insurer’s remaining stake in the private equity group is part of a series of moves to shed non-core holdings and focus on its core businesses More »