Poll: Pennsylvanians support drilling, with one caveat

Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, but a majority is opposed in one condition, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.  More »

Oil futures little changed after U.S. jobs report

A strengthening job market would be in important sign of recovery in the world’s biggest economy, which also translates into higher demand for energy.  More »

Louisiana parish to wage court fight against fracking

The St. Tammany Parish Council will go to court to fight a proposed oil drilling project near Mandeville.  More »

Jindal signs bill to scuttle levee board oil suit

The suit says drilling and dredging by oil, gas and pipeline companies are partially to blame for the degradation of coastal wetlands that serve as a natural hurricane buffer for New Orleans.  More »

Vermont sues refiners over use of gasoline additive

The Vermont Attorney General’s office is suing more than two dozen of the country’s largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.  More »

Wind farm project faces delay over tax credit uncertainty

Construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed because of investors’ uncertainty about a federal wind energy production tax credit.  More »

Kentucky plant emblematic of nationwide move from coal to gas

Across the U.S., utilities are making changes to try to meet stiffer carbon emissions rules the Obama administration announced this week.  More »

Railroads seek to limit oil train disclosures despite order in wake of explosions

Two railroad companies want to prevent the public from getting ahold of details about oil shipments through Washington state, a disclosure the federal government ordered be given to state emergency managers in the wake of several oil train accidents.  More »

PG&E expects new indictment over explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to be hit with a new federal indictment next month over a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010, a regulatory filing says.  More »

Court: BP must pay Clean Water Act fines for spill

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says BP can’t avoid fines for the 2010 Gulf oil spill by blaming equipment owned by Transocean.  More »

Agency says no long-term health risk from spill

Michigan’s health agency says there’s no long-term risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of a 2010 oil spill.  More »

Minnesota oil spill of 1979 still aids in research

Today, the site attracts scientists from around the world who are collecting data from sensors that sample soil, water and air.  More »
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