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 »
A dramatic rupture that has crippled one of Wyoming’s newest big gas pipelines won’t affect the state’s gas exports. More »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 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. Jim Webb is calling on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to consider legislation opening waters off Virginia to oil and gas exploration. More »
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.
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 will soon be powering Alcorn Career and Technology Center in Corinth.