Tag: EPA

EPA raises environmental concerns about Corpus Christi LNG

The Environmental Protection Agency said it still has concerns about the impacts Corpus Christi LNG will have on minority neighborhoods and greenhouse gas emissions.  More »

Timeline slips for some oil and gas regulations

Here’s an overview of what’s coming and when in Obama administration rules for the oil and gas industry.  More »

Obama’s punt on renewable fuel sets up fights in court, congress

The delay, announced Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, follows months of fighting between refiners and ethanol producers over a proposal by the agency to lower the quotas for ethanol, biodiesel and cellulosic fuels.  More »

EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas

Last year the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in fuel for the first time.  More »

Report: U.S. airlines stagnate on improving fuel efficiency

The domestic airline industry made no net improvements on fuel efficiencies last year, raising questions about its ability to cut carbon emissions.  More »

UN: World not close to avoiding dangerous warming

The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees. The two-degree level is a goal that world leaders set in 2009.  More »

Superior Crude to pay $1.6M oil spill penalty

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice say the consent decree was filed Wednesday.  More »

Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois’ coal holdings

Murray Energy Corp., a privately held company with a dozen mines in Illinois and five other states, is among the nation’s most vocal coal producers.  More »

Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

The EPA and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations that would rein in methane, a power heat-trapping greenhouse gas.  More »

Natgasoline clears EPA hurdle for $1 billion methanol plant in Beaumont

The massive Beaumont project is expected to require thousands of construction workers and carry a more than $20 million annual payroll once it begins producing methanol at the end of 2016  More »

Feds settle Gulf pollution case

A Houston oil and gas company must pay to settle government charges alleging it illegally dumped oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.  More »

Refiners to Obama: Keep renewable fuel quotas down

Refiners warned the administration that if it gives in to Corn Belt demands for higher mandates, it could cause gasoline prices to spike.  More »

European chemical industry importing U.S. shale gas

As the U.S. chemical sector grows and expands, fueled by a surge in domestic gas production, the European chemical industry is stagnating, plagued by high production costs and a lack of investment in new plants and research and development.  More »

Report: Texas oil juggernaut threatened by feds, environmentalists

Texas’ oil and gas juggernaut could be threatened by federal regulators and environmental groups proposing policies that could stifle production, a new trade group report finds.  More »
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