Northeast gas pipeline progresses, to some landowner dismay

Of 651 landowners in New York and Pennsylvania affected by the $700 million pipeline project, 125 refused to sign right of way agreements.  More »

Oil markets, strong production lead US gas prices lower

Los Angeles had the most expensive gas among cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states at $3.29. Charleston, South Carolina, had the cheapest at $2.11.  More »

Oil field services company cuts 200 of 250 employees in Arkansas

M&M Environmental Group CEO Sam McFadin told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that employees were told of the layoffs Friday and that remaining employees will be offered transfers to company offices in Oklahoma.  More »

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada stands at 12 percent of average. Energy officials say that means less melting snow throughout the year to run the turbines at dams.  More »

Property owners seek to block West Virginia pipeline surveys

The pipeline would stretch about 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to Virginia’s Pittsylvania County.  More »

Seventh SC coastal town on record against offshore drilling

Opponents of offshore drilling worry that spills could hurt the environment and the important coastal tourism industry.  More »

Judge rules shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties

U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by providing additional natural gas pipeline capacity.  More »

Exxon finishes $1.3 million in work from 2011 Montana spill

The Texas oil giant paid for emergency training for local responders, fisheries improvement projects on the river and new leak detection equipment for the state.  More »

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

Obama’s executive order also directs the government to ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of the federal government’s consumption.  More »

China indicts former oil boss on corruption charges

Jiang Jiemin was charged with abusing his position at China National Petroleum Corp. and taking bribes, which led to large losses of public money, the national prosecutor’s office said in a statement.  More »

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit targeting Exxon over Arkansas oil spill

It’s unknown whether the plaintiffs plan to appeal.  More »

Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

A new standard was enacted in Canada after a fiery derailment in July, 2013 in the center of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, killed 47 people, but oil trains meeting the new standard continue to derail and catch fire throughout North America.  More »

Fracking law opens North Carolina to drilling

The set of 120 rules that govern issues including well construction, water testing and buffer zones was developed by the state Mining and Energy Commission over nearly two years and approved in December by a separate state panel.  More »

Iran producing more natural gas from field shared with Qatar

During a ceremony marking inauguration of the expansion project, President Hassan Rouhani claimed the increased gas production proved Western sanctions were ineffective.  More »

Murray Energy to buy controlling stake in Foresight for $1.4 billion

Combined, the companies will control 9 billion tons of coal reserves, Murray Energy said.  More »
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