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FutureGen coal project gets key US Energy Department approval

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the long-running FutureGen clean-coal project one of the final OKs it needs to start building.  More »

Offshore wind turbine stands up to gusts, waves

A scaled-down offshore wind turbine has withstood winter storms that included the equivalent of waves exceeding 70 feet, providing confidence that a full-scale version can handle the harshest weather that the North Atlantic can throw at it, the head of the University of Maine’s advanced composites center said Thursday.  More »

Apache’s production hit by weather, asset sales and spending cut

Apache Corp. said Thursday that its Permian Basin and central region production took a hit in the fourth quarter due to severe weather.  More »

Libya oil revenues for 2013 fall short of projections

Deputy Minister for Oil and Gas, Omar Shakmak, announced on state television Thursday that proceeds from Libyan crude yielded a little less than $40 billion, less than the projected $ 50 billion for 2013.  More »

Agreement spells out Alaska gas pipeline project terms

A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates Alaska’s equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project at about 20 to 25 percent  More »

House panel to examine rail safety

Following a series of fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains, a House panel will hold a hearing to examine the safety of moving crude by rail.  More »

What young professionals in oil & gas need to know about finding a mentor

This week, help for someone looking for some advice on mentorship!  More »

Climate Change: The Crumbling Foundation

In the early days of the Global Warming debate, now called climate change, writer Ron Bailey in an article observed, freeze or fry, wet or dry the problem is always the same—human consumption of fossil energy—and the solution is also the same—more government control over energy use and personal freedom.  The recent “arctic vortex” has […]  More »

Q&A: The world comes calling for U.S. experience

Recently elevated to vice president at the American Petroleum Institute, John Modine oversees the trade group’s global industry services department. The unit focuses on promoting standards and best practices worldwide.  More »

Maine offshore wind project looks to overcome hurdle

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is poised to vote Tuesday on whether to grant initial approval for a state contract to the University of Maine and its partner companies, called Maine Aqua Ventus, to build a two-turbine pilot project off the coast of Monhegan Island.  More »

Court upholds 2012 oil spill settlement

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP PLC and lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost them money.  More »

Houston firm moves into Eagle Ford with trucking buys

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries has acquired multiple South Texas heavy equipment and truck companies for $30 million.  More »
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