The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, skyline with the Kingdom Tower in the background, photographed on Feb. 9, 2011  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Saudi gas reserves up as Aramco taps new shale deposits

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Saudi Arabia’s natural gas reserves rose last year as it explored for the fuel in the Red Sea and tapped shale gas to free more crude oil for export, according to the kingdom’s state-run oil company.
Part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Plant Vogtle nuclear power plant is under construction in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Fee to build phantom nuke waste site ends

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Something could be missing from your next electric bill: a fee that electric customers have been paying for 31 years to fund a federal nuclear waste site that doesn’t exist.
A pump jack works beside the site of new home construction, in Midland, Texas. The West Texas town is in the middle of an oil boom with thousands of workers in need of housing. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Commerce official: US output booms while federal lands wilt

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The United States will need to produce as much oil and gas as it can muster to prepare for massive global demand growth over the next four decades, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce official said Thursday.
Steve Ghormley from Freedom CNG and Railroad Commissioner David Porter fuel up a truck at the new CNG fueling station serving Houston Distributing Company near the company's facility on High Life Drive Thursday March 27, 2014.(Dave Rossman photo)

Texas launches $2,500 incentive for CNG, electric vehicles

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Drivers will now be able to get up to $2,500 in incentives to help purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced this week.
(Bill Montgomery photo/Houston Chronicle)

Proposed Nebraska power line draws opposition

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One of Nebraska’s biggest utilities wants to build a 220-mile power transmission line across the Sandhills, but the project is drawing strong opposition from some environmental groups.
Warren Buffett -- chairman, president & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway -- gestures during a 2013  interview.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Berkshire Hathaway unit buying AltaLink for $2.9B

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s energy unit is buying the rest of Canadian power transmission provider AltaLink for about $2.92 billion.
(Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

Texas faces summer power crunch despite six new generators

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New power generators coming online by August will add capacity to the state’s power grid, but customers may still demand so much electricity this summer that the state’s grid operator could ask them to reduce usage.
Power lines, owned by Energy Future Holdings, near the Lake Hubbard Power Plant near Dallas. (Allison V. Smith/The New York Times)

Energy Future bankruptcy opens with battle over venue

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Before Energy Future Holdings Corp. can start fighting junior creditors opposed to the company’s more-than $40 billion bankruptcy plan, the judge overseeing the case must pick the battleground.
Photo: (Flickr/Luis Argerich)

US regulations push wave-energy project to Australia

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A company that was planning a wave energy installation off the Oregon coast that could have powered 1,000 homes has said it will instead undertake the project in Australia.
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What the bankruptcy of TXU’s parent means for consumers

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As news of Energy Future Holdings’ bankruptcy filing spread Tuesday, advocates and economists disagreed about what, exactly, it may mean for the customers 1.7 million retail customers.