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John Arnold backs pension reform efforts in Calif.

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 »

FBI to discuss possible bomb found on gas line

The FBI says more information will be released about a possible explosive found on a gas line in eastern Oklahoma.  More »

Japan to set up new nuclear safety agency

Japan’s government has decided to set up a new nuclear regulatory agency under the Environment Ministry instead of the trade ministry to increase its independence after the country’s atomic disaster, officials said today.  More »

Think your 401K looks bad? Try losing $1 billion in a day

If you think your retirement account has taken a hit with the wild swings on Wall Street, consider this.  More »

Salazar: “We want to develop oil and gas in the right places.”

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is leading a delegation that includes Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Interior Appropriations Subcommittee chairman Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on a busy three-day tour of the state.  More »

Japan ignored own radiation forecasts

Japan’s system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment its nuclear crisis began. As officials planned a venting operation certain to release radioactivity into the air, the system predicted Karino Elementary School would be directly in the path of the plume emerging from the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.  More »

Energy industry pushes back on W.Va. drilling ban

Mayor Lucille Blum and the other elected leaders of New Martinsville thought they were doing a good thing when they banned Marcellus shale gas drilling in their small town on the Ohio River. The unanimous vote had only one purpose, Blum says — protecting water wells from a potential threat.  More »

Eagle Ford Shale causing boomtown today, sin city tomorrow?

In the year since the Eagle Ford Shale boom burst upon South Texas — bringing hordes of oil field workers, convoys of heavy equipment and a tidal wave of investment money — small town life has turned topsy-turvy.  More »

How do you avoid nat gas drilling accidents? Tillerson and Hackett have a debate

At a recent meeting of the National Petroleum Council in The Woodlands exposed an issue of contention among some in the industry — how best to ensure the industry uses the best practices when it comes to drilling for and producing natural gas.  More »

Shell responds to UN report on YouTube

Shell Managing Director Mutiu Sunmonu took to YouTube yesterday to respond to a United Nations report that claims widespread ecological damaged from spilled oil is seeping into drinking water, destroying plants and remaining in the ground.  More »

Energy company encountering dangerous gas

Noble Energy says it is encountering a dangerous gas in the majority of its Piceance Basin natural gas wells.  More »

Montana to gather pipeline river crossing data

Montana officials laid out plans to map the “invisible spider web” of pipelines crossing beneath state waterways in the wake of last month’s Exxon Mobil pipeline break under the Yellowstone River.  More »
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