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The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out.
At its peak, the leak was estimated to contribute about a quarter of California’s climate-altering methane emissions, leading some to call it the worst environmental disaster since the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The field produced about 4,800 barrels of oil a day in November
Casper businesses were the hub for Wyoming’s oilfields during the boom years. Today, they are rewriting business plans, reassigning machines for jobs outside the oil patch and experimenting with new product lines.
Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents.
The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.
Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association are looking to buy ConocoPhillips’ stake in the Beluga River Unit about 35 miles west of Anchorage.
The average price in California for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.50 on Monday — 76.5 cents higher than the national average,
President Enrique Pena Nieto made several Cabinet changes.
Under the terms of the deal announced Monday, Chevron will hold onto a 45-percent interest in the offshore leases, while Morocco will retain a 25 percent stake.