Alaska lawmakers debate tax cut for oil companies

Alaska’s economic future is on the line if more oil doesn’t flow through the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline.  More »

Report says green energy loans could cost $3 billion

The review did not involve Solyndra or Beacon Power Corp.,companies that went bankrupt after receiving a federal loan.  More »

Oil prices tumble on European debt concern

Benchmark crude fell by $1.17 to end the week at $98.67 per barrel in New York.  More »

Casinos question offshore drilling, worried about impact

Mississippi casino operators are saying they trust state leaders that exploration and drilling would be low-key for natural gas and out of sight of most of the mainland.  More »

Refinery workers stage vigil outside gov’s mansion

Several dozen workers from a trio of imperiled oil refineries in southeastern Pennsylvania staged a candlelight vigil outside the state’s executive mansion asking Gov. Tom Corbett to help them keep their jobs.  More »

Natural gas price up on production cuts

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.  More »

NRC approves first new nuclear plant in 3 decades

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 »

Pa. fines Chesapeake Energy $565K for violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined a gas driller more than $500,000 for three separate violations.  More »

Santorum touts fracking during Okla. campaign stop

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is concentrating on local energy issues as he works his way through natural-gas rich Oklahoma.  More »

Ohio AG seeks tougher drilling laws

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 »

Point Thomson lease case on tap for Supreme Court

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 »

Feds: Few pipeline plans account for river risks

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 »