Pennsylvania township approves permits for airport drilling

Supervisors in a western Pennsylvania township have approved permits for a company to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport with almost two dozen conditions.  More »

Small Wyoming town evacuated after natural gas explosion

A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.  More »

Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion

Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer’s massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer.  More »

Oil declines as U.S. oil supplies rise

The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said oil supplies rose 3.5 million barrels in the week ended April 18.  More »

Pirates rob Singapore tanker of diesel

the ship’s captain, chief engineer and a supporting crewmember are missing. Authorities are probing the possibility that the three may be involved in the robbery.  More »

Governor dodges calls to halt frack sand mining

Mining opponents delivered a moratorium petition to St. Paul Tuesday as part of an Earth Day rally at the Capitol.  More »

North Dakota tribes’ oil output rivals US states

Oil production on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota has become so large that it would rank among the top 10 oil producing states in the nation, a tribal leader said Tuesday.  More »

Duke says moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

Duke’s electricity customers likely would foot nearly all the bill.  More »

Oil companies fight plan to slow N. Dakota production

Oil companies are fighting the idea of slowing production, and want regulators to consider self-imposed steps to curb natural gas flaring.  More »

EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.  More »

Oil slips to $102 as U.S. crude supplies seen rising

The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.  More »

Shale gas trucks crash in Pennsylvania

A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations.  More »

US energy chief: New England energy issues vexing

The nation’s top energy official noted Monday that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses in New England is among the costliest in the nation, largely because of infrastructure restraints.  More »

Utility pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

As survivors of the blast looked on, attorneys for California’s largest utility entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to 12 felony violations of federal pipeline safety laws.  More »

Study: Fuels from corn waste worse for climate than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.  More »