Tag: energy

Kinder Morgan looks to Maine to fill proposed pipeline capacity

With New England staring down another winter, Kinder Morgan and other companies have been seeking opportunities to fill the region’s growing energy needs.  More »

N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.  More »

Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says

Most Americans now live in regions where electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the most efficient hybrid cars, according to a new analysis.  More »

Spectra Energy announces $3 billion New England project

Spectra Energy Corp. announced a $3 billion expansion to its New England pipeline network, which it said will help meet growing demand for natural gas in the region.  More »

Vanguard to spend $525 million for Colorado gas and NGL assets

Vanguard Natural Resources LLC has moved further into Colorado’s Piceance Basin with a $525 million deal for producing acreage from Denver-based Bill Barrett Corp., Vanguard announced today.  More »

Back from South Texas, regulator re-warns of pipeline threat

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter returned Thursday from a visit to oil installations with a grim safety assessment. But the industry, he stressed, was not to blame.  More »

TCAP Mailbag: Discounts Set to Expire?

“Is it true that the state will soon discontinue its bill assistance program for low-income Texans? And if so, are there low-income programs that can take its place?”  More »

Crude oil rail shipments set record pace

Rail shipments of crude oil rose to 119,634 carloads in the most recent fiscal quarter, an increase of more than 10 percent over the 106,605 shipments in the comparable period last year, according to figures released Thursday by the American Association of Railroads.  More »

Hearing to discuss Mexico’s energy impact on Texas

An energy boom is brewing across the border, and a joint legislative hearing in September will talk about the potential impact on the Rio Grande Valley.  More »

Financial speculators betting on power line congestion

Investors with no intrinsic stake in energy markets — they are neither generators, nor industrial users, nor consumers of electricity — are reaping millions in the New York congestion market.  More »

Black Outs and Talking Apes: Electricity and Sci-Fi Movies

Restoring an electricity system after at total blackout — as is depicted in the newest Planet of the Apes movie — is much more difficult than portrayed by Hollywood.  More »

Houston pay tops nation on oil, gas strength

Houston outpaced every city in the nation in annual wage growth during the second quarter, thanks largely to a generous bump in oil and gas-industry pay, according to PayScale.  More »
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