Crow leader says Obama climate plan would hurt tribe

Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote said Friday that the proposed rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would wreck the tribe’s economy.  More »

Bird’s fate shaping energy development in US West

The grouse’s huge range, covering portions of 11 states and an area more than four times as big as New England, includes vast oil, gas and coal reserves and the best type of windy, open country for developing wind power.  More »

Man pleads guilty in oil spill fraud case

Charlie English worked as a claims adjuster for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.  More »

Shale gas line to the Northeast gets federal nod

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval means the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be built and operational by next winter.  More »

Ex-BP executive fighting Gulf oil spill charges

Among the defense arguments are: one count is unconstitutionally vague; the congressional subcommittee investigation that Rainey is accused of obstructing had not been properly authorized; and one of the charges takes Rainey’s statements about the flow rate from the well out of context.  More »

Crashing oil prices hurting Pennsylvania drillers

“It’s putting a monkey wrench into the industry’s economy,” said Lou D’Amico, president of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Producers.  More »

Russia warns of recession next year

Russia’s economy has been damaged by low oil prices, a key export and the backbone of the state budget, as well as Western sanctions over its role in eastern Ukraine.  More »

Iraq reaches major oil deal with Kurds

Earlier this year, Baghdad cut the 17 percent of the state budget that is supposed to go to the Kurdish region.  More »

German utility company E.ON to focus on renewables

E.ON said in a statement late Sunday that the new strategy will see it quit conventional power generation, global energy trading, exploration and production.  More »

Texas towns test oil and gas supremacy on fracking

A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry’s traditional supremacy over the right to frack.  More »

Crude drops as OPEC stays course

Crude oil prices fell $5 a barrel Thursday as OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna decided not to cut production.  More »

United States’ SEC subpoenas Brazil’s Petrobras

The subpoena is the latest chapter in a saga about the corruption scandal at Petrobras.  More »

Texas auditor criticizes school program partnering with energy projects

State auditor John Keel said districts are giving away more than $200 million a year in property tax breaks without confirming if the businesses are creating the pledged jobs.  More »

Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal

Jurors are ordering a wealthy Irish investor to pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor in a dispute over an ethanol development in eastern Europe.  More »

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time.  More »
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