EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The decision makes the EU the first major economy to set post-2020 emissions targets ahead of a global climate pact that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris.  More »

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

Poland says that EU’s proposed pace for increasing reliance on renewable energy sources is too fast for Eastern European countries that are trying to grow their economies as they restructure old, energy-dependent industries.  More »

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline

Kinder Morgan Canada has proposed a $5.4 billion expansion of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which links oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the Vancouver, British Columbia-area.  More »

New Mexico audit finds $3 million in uncollected Apache royalties

Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the assessment of Apache Corp.’s production in Lea County turned up royalties going back to January 2009.  More »

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash

Barely 36 hours after de Margerie’s death, Total’s board chose its new leader at a board meeting Wednesday.  More »

Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said.  More »

Pennsylvania township moves to ban drilling near homes

Some residents have voiced concerns about possible pollution from the drilling and have said they object to the proximity of the Krendale wells to homes, businesses and schools.  More »

High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells

Two residents who had monitors on their property complained about noise and unpleasant odors wafting onto their property during drilling.  More »

Total CEO dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie and three others died in Moscow when the CEO’s private jet collided with a snowplow who’s driver was drunk, Russian investigators said.  More »

Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  More »

Louisiana utility company to be bought for $3.4 billion

Investors led by Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd. agreed to buy Louisiana utility Cleco Corp. for $3.4 billion in cash, attracted by the steady, long-term returns of regulated power assets.  More »

Wisconsin man to bike Enbridge pipeline path in protest

The 80-year-old man is biking through counties where the Canada-based company’s crude oil Pipeline 61 could be built.  More »
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