Chesapeake Energy Corp. told investors its production cuts are “actually higher” than the minimum of 500 million cubic feet per day it announced in January.
The nation’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation won approval Thursday as federal regulators voted to grant a license for two new reactors in Georgia. More »
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined a gas driller more than $500,000 for three separate violations. More »
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is concentrating on local energy issues as he works his way through natural-gas rich Oklahoma. More »
Ohio’s top law enforcer is advocating increased environmental sanctions on polluters in the oil and gas industry and required disclosures of the chemicals used in the drilling technique called fracking that would be among the toughest in the nation. More »
Alaska’s procedures for dealing with companies that buy oil leases but don’t develop them were debated Wednesday in a case before the state Supreme Court. More »
Federal officials investigating a pipeline break that spilled 1,500 barrels of oil into a Montana river said Wednesday that few companies take river erosion and other risks into account when evaluating pipeline safety. More »
An energy company has announced a new system for treating wastewater from gas wells in eastern Ohio, where a natural gas boom is underway. More »
Democrats weren’t included in negotiations and were strongly critical of provisions to limit the ability of municipalities to control drilling activity.
Repsol YPF its estimate for potentially recoverable oil and gas in its part of Argentina’s “Vaca Muerta” (Dead Cow) basin to the equivalent of nearly 23 billion barrels.
The Energy Information Administration reported that the nation’s crude supplies increased by 300,000 barrels last week, much less than the increase of 2.25 million barrels analysts expected.
The report said the government does little to ensure accountability or protect the environment, even as drilling on federal land has increased in recent years. More »