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In a filing Friday with federal regulators, Dominion Energy said the changes would reduce the potential impacts on salamander habitats in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia and the George Washington National Forest in Virginia.
But North Dakota’s Industrial Commission is giving drillers an extra year, hoping for a rebound in crude prices that would provide the state with a better long-term payoff in tax revenue.
The $225 million refinery in central Iowa is touted as the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, which is designed to make 30 million gallons annually once it’s in full production next year.
The restrictions had been set to expire in September, but the commission’s staff recommended continuing them after a drop in the number and intensity of earthquakes in the spring and summer.
The charges of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft involve 41 alleged victims, U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis said.
— TransCanada Corp. believes in the Alaska liquefied natural gas project, but it also agrees with Gov. Bill Walker’s recommendation that the state buy out the company’s interest in it, a TransCanada official said Wednesday.
In return, Mexico will send heavier crude to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. The permit applies for one year.
Statoil cited “impairment charges and provisions,” but it was also hit by declining revenue, which fell 24 percent to 112 billion kroner.
Using remotely operated submarines, researchers explored the Pinnacle Reef in September 2011 and found more than 400 coral colonies were injured.
Shell’s decision last month to halt offshore drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas raised questions about the need for the port project aimed primarily at reducing travel costs for oil and gas support vessels.