Japan’s crippled nuclear plant reaches stability

Japan says the crippled reactors at its tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant have reached stability more than four months ago after the disaster.  More »

NRC chief urges quick action on nuclear safety review

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko is urging his agency to decide within 90 days how to proceed with safety changes intended to improve the U.S. nuclear industry’s response to catastrophic events such as the tsunami that crippled a nuclear plant in Japan.  More »

Okla. city working to attract wind power companies

Officials in Guymon are working to attract wind power companies to the Oklahoma Panhandle city.  More »

Halliburton second quarter earnings grow 54 percent

Houston-based Halliburton Co., the world’s second- largest oilfield-services provider, said second-quarter profit increased by 54 percent as higher crude prices led to more spending on exploration and production in North America.  More »

Oil loses about 2 percent on stronger dollar

Analysts said concerns are growing about the U.S. economy as lawmakers fight over government spending plans ahead of an Aug. 2 deadline to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.  More »

Quest for renewable power turns back to water

The powerful flow of the Mississippi River, which brought destruction to scores living near its flooded banks this spring, is viewed by a new generation of energy entrepreneurs as a reliable alternative way to generate electricity.  More »

Ruling on Vt. nuclear plant expected this week

A federal judge has been asked to rule by week’s end on whether the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant can stay open while a federal lawsuit to determine its long-term future plays out.  More »

Chesapeake gas well in Okla. hits major milestone

Chesapeake Energy Corp. says one of its natural gas wells in western Oklahoma has hit a production milestone achieved only six times in the state’s history.  More »

Mont. crews finish pulling oil from broken Exxon pipeline

An official with the Environmental Protection Agency says workers have successfully removed about 100 barrels of oil from a broken Exxon Mobil pipeline in the Yellowstone River in south-central Montana.  More »

Methanol spill reported at BP Alaska oil field

Alaska environmental regulators are investigating a methanol spill at a North Slope oil field operated by oil giant BP.  More »

Officials: Somali pirates seize oil tanker

The European Union Naval force says Somali pirates have hijacked a small oil tanker.  More »

Oil slips to $95 amid debt crisis, U.S. economy jitters

Oil prices slipped below $97 a barrel on today as weakening U.S. consumer confidence and more signs of financial stress in Europe renewed concerns about demand for crude.  More »