Public meetings planned for proposed Keystone XL pipeline

The U.S. State Department still plans to decide sometime this year whether to allow TransCanada to build its Keystone XL pipeline that would carry oil across the Plains to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Pipeline rupture won’t affect Wyoming gas exports

A dramatic rupture that has crippled one of Wyoming’s newest big gas pipelines won’t affect the state’s gas exports.  More »

Exxon cleans up 4 sites in Yellowstone oil spill

ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. crews have finished initial cleanup work on four sites contaminated when a pipeline carrying crude oil broke underneath the Yellowstone River three weeks ago.  More »

Proposed bill would direct money from BP fund to Gulf Coast states

Gulf Coast Senators announced plans to introduce legislation that would call for at least 80 percent of BP penalities from last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster to be redirected to Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Texas for restoration plans.  More »

No safety conclusions in report on nuclear dump in Yucca Mt.

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission report released Thursday makes no conclusions about whether entombing the nation’s most radioactive material at the Yucca Mountain site in the desert northwest of Las Vegas is scientifically sound or safe.  More »

Crude oil flirts with $100 level

Oil topped $100 per barrel during trading today for the first time since early June on an improving outlook for the U.S. economy.  More »

Class action lawsuit filed in Colo. over drilling

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Antero Resources alleging that the company’s gas drilling activities in Battlement Mesa threaten the health of residents.  More »

Houston-based Diamond Offshore earnings show 19 percent increase

Houston-based drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Drilling’s second quarter earnings showed a 19 percent increase and revenues grew to more than $889 million, according to the company’s website.  More »

Sen. pushes Va. offshore oil, gas bill

Sen. Jim Webb is calling on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider legislation opening waters off Virginia to oil and gas exploration.  More »

Exxon spill highlights gaps in pipeline oversight

Federal officials are unsure of how many pipelines carrying hazardous fuels cross the nation’s rivers and streams, nor can they say how deeply those pipelines are buried.  More »

OPEC: Venezuela’s oil reserves top Saudi Arabia

OPEC’s latest figures have Venezuela as the country with the biggest proven crude oil reserves ahead of Saudi Arabia. But analysts said Wednesday it’s an increase largely on paper and unlikely to lead to changes within the organization or affect oil markets.  More »

Solar energy to power Miss. tech center

Solar energy will soon be powering Alcorn Career and Technology Center in Corinth.  More »