Texas auditor criticizes school program partnering with energy projects

State auditor John Keel said districts are giving away more than $200 million a year in property tax breaks without confirming if the businesses are creating the pledged jobs.  More »

Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal

Jurors are ordering a wealthy Irish investor to pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor in a dispute over an ethanol development in eastern Europe.  More »

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time.  More »

Russian FM rejects intervention in oil production

Sergei Lavrov said both Russia and Saudi Arabia did not want oil production targets to be affected by “political or geopolitical designs.”  More »

Tribal head to speed North Dakota pipeline talks

The Three Affiliated Tribes has demanded environmental assurances and cash for permission for it to pass through land it recently acquired.  More »

Deal divides billions in closed San Onofre nuclear plant’s costs

At issue has been who should take the financial hit for the early demise of the plant located between Los Angeles and San Diego — company shareholders or customers.  More »

Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

Blankenship entered the not guilty plea Thursday and has been released on $5 million bond.  More »

Ineos to invest $1B in UK shale gas exploration

The company is applying for more licenses to expand its operations in Scotland and in northern England.  More »

UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming

The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees. The two-degree level is a goal that world leaders set in 2009.  More »

Shell Nigeria denies it lied to Dutch court

The multinational company, half owned by Nigeria’s government and with significant Dutch shareholding, says sabotage, not negligence, caused spills in 2004 along the Trans-Niger pipeline that destroyed several hectares of mangrove forests and the livelihoods of residents of Goi village.  More »

Dayton: Pipelines part of solution to rail backlog

Heavy rail traffic originating from North Dakota’s oil fields has long been blamed for the shipping delays that have affected farmers and coal and propane suppliers throughout the Midwest.  More »

Petrobras to create department to fight corruption

Around two dozen people including a top company executive, were arrested late last week.  More »

Microsoft passes Exxon as 2nd most valuable co.

Exxon’s shares have been falling recently, along with the price of oil.  More »

Exxon Mobil denies making spill papers secret

Plaintiffs in the case are asking a federal judge to force Exxon Mobil to prove that the information in hundreds of thousands of maintenance and repair documents on the pipeline need to be kept secret.  More »

Judge sticks to BP gross negligence ruling

A New Orleans federal judge denied BP’s request for a new trial on a finding that it was grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »
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