Tag: energy

NRC allows closure of Yucca Mountain nuclear dump

A divided Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed the Obama administration to continue plans to close the controversial Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada.  More »

Oil drops 3 percent on Europe debt concerns

Oil dropped today on growing concerns about Europe’s economy.  More »

BLM to initiate rulemaking on oil, gas provision

The Interior Department will propose a rule setting guidelines for issuing environmental-review waivers for applications to drill for oil and gas on public lands, after a judge tossed out previous Obama administration rules for procedural reasons.  More »

Libya said to ship first crude oil as production resumes

Libya may export a crude-oil cargo this month for the first time since March from the country’s west as the holder of Africa’s biggest oil reserves rebuilds production after deposing ruler Muammar Qaddafi.  More »

City hoping to jump-start electric car usage

The Petro Metro is positioning itself as an early adopter of electric vehicles by seeding the city with charging stations for cars that don’t need gasoline.  More »

Univ. of Miss. leads team to study Gulf oil spill

The University of Mississippi and the University of Southern Mississippi will lead one of eight large research teams participating in a $112.5 million project to learn how the Gulf of Mexico has fared since the 2010 BP oil spill.  More »

Workers from U.S. energy firms missing in Mexican waters *update*

Ten workers who left a storm-tossed vessel in Gulf of Mexico in a life raft have been missing since Thursday afternoon.  More »

Offshore drilling agency about to split in two

The federal agency that oversees offshore drilling is about to get its final shake-up – with the last stages of a broad, 17-month-long reorganization concluding when the Bureau of Ocean Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement is divided into two separate entities on Oct. 1.  More »

Recap: GOP candidates debate energy issues

Eight Republicans presidential candidates squared off on each other in the POLITICO/NBC debate in California on Wednesday. They spoke about jobs, the death penalty and – of course – energy issues.  More »

San Bruno blast survivors launch advocacy group

Families who lost loved ones in the nation’s deadliest pipeline accident in a decade are forming a new nonprofit group, harnessing their grief to press for strict controls over the high-pressure gas lines coursing below homes across the country.  More »

EPA passing lead on Exxon spill cleanup to Montana

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to relinquish oversight of Exxon Mobil’s 1,000-barrel oil spill into the Yellowstone River, leaving the state to coordinate the remainder of the cleanup, federal and state officials said.  More »

Sunoco worth more in pieces with refinery exit

Sunoco Inc., the world’s least profitable owner of refineries under pressure to reward beleaguered shareholders, already has a valuation 53 percent greater broken up or sold in pieces.  More »