East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices. More »
Texas’ main electric power grid manager declared a Level 2A power emergency this afternoon and may have to implement rolling blackouts as the searing heat causes tight electricity reserves. More »
The administrator of the fund BP set up to compensate victims of last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says the fund has paid more than $5 billion in claims. More »
Out of work NASA contractors will have a shot at launching a new career in Houston’s energy sector next week. More »
Dedicated readers are important to online news sites like FuelFix.com. That’s one of the reasons we’re sad to hear that a regular commenter, who used the pseudonym Energy Moron, passed away recently. More »
TransCanada Corp.’s proposed oil pipeline from Canada drew protesters to the White House for a third day, with police arresting about 50 demonstrators who urged President Barack Obama to reject the project. More »
Down a quiet, bumpy road in a neighborhood of modest homes, lunch is served to anyone between shifts in the Eagle Ford shale oil fields.
New energy sources and technologies will eventually reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, but also may bring environmental challenges and conflicts over land and resources, energy experts said. More »
A remark by a state lawmaker is shining light on what he says is a less-discussed impact of Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry: the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. More »
Mike Shuster and Lisa Zaccaglini found their piece of paradise at the end of a narrow and steep gravel driveway. But the married couple worry about a looming threat to the life they’ve created. They fear that hydraulic fracturing — a controversial form of natural gas drilling — could spoil the tranquility, pollute the air and perhaps even taint the drinking water.
An Oklahoma man accused of attaching a homemade bomb to a natural gas pipeline pleaded not guilty today during his first court appearance. More »
A foundation created by the Houston energy hedge fund founder and his wife is backing efforts to reform public employee pensions that have threatened cities and states with bankruptcy. More »