Oil-producing Iran looks to solar to light future (photos)

In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes provide both needed electricity and a shining symbol of efforts by the Islamic Republic to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power.  More »

Oil flat despite U.S., China factory strength

It is the fourth day in a row of declines and the sixth decline in the last seven trading days.  More »

Georgia’s coal-to-solar pivot shows the way on climate regs

Fears that the Obama administration’s latest climate regulations will drive up local electric bills is doing wonders for the state’s solar-panel installation business.  More »

Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

Newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells.  More »

Ex-BP exec can be tried for obstructing Congress

A federal appeals court in New Orleans says a former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a Congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »

Stealthy warship getting jet fuel to prep for high-tech power system

Bath Iron Works is getting ready to bring fuel aboard the Navy’s biggest destroyer in preparation for firing up some of the world’s largest marine turbines this summer.  More »

Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.  More »

Oil price weakens ahead of China data

The price of oil declined Monday as markets waited for the preliminary reading of China’s manufacturing for June.  More »

Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility

Delek Drilling said it is negotiating a deal to provide seven billion cubic meters of natural gas from the offshore Leviathan gas field to British company BG’s plant in Idku, Egypt, through an underwater pipeline annually for 15 years.  More »

Oklahoma looks for answers on earthquakes

Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, but they’ve become common in recent years.  More »

Encana to sell natural gas assets for $1.8B

Energy producer Encana says it is selling its Bighorn land, pipeline and service arrangement assets for about $1.8 billion to another Canadian company, Jupiter Resources.  More »

India pipeline blast kills 15 people, guts houses (video)

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.  More »