Tag: New Hampshire

Gas price fears factor into oil export debate

A new survey ordered up by refiners fighting to preserve the oil export ban suggests voters are wary of selling crude overseas while the United States still relies on foreign supplies and as gasoline prices hang in the balance.  More »

Nine states tighten carbon dioxide pollution rules

Massachusetts and eight other states are part of the nation’s first multi-state “cap-and-trade” program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  More »

Protesters arrested at Irving Oil building

Five protesters, including one from Texas, have been arrested after they locked themselves to each other with steel pipes and refused to leave the Irving Oil corporate building in New Hampshire.  More »

Valero revamps approach to renewable energy

The San Antonio refiner has quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant while a second plant in which it’s a partner started producing renewable diesel this summer.  More »

Exxon Mobil must pay $236M in pollution case

A New Hampshire jury has found ExxonMobil liable in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The oil giant could pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean it up.  More »

Exxon Mobil calls pollution suit a scapegoat

Lawyers for Exxon Mobil say the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use over the gasoline additive MTBE, the longest state trial in state history.  More »

Oil tanker hits bridge, span closed

A heavily traveled bridge that links Maine and New Hampshire was closed to traffic Monday after an oil tanker broke loose from a pier and struck the span, but there was no sign of a spill and no reports of injuries, officials said.  More »

Testimony ends in marathon gasoline additive trial

Testimony has ended in a marathon trial over whether Exxon Mobil Corp. should pay the state of New Hampshire hundreds of millions of dollars to monitor and treat private wells and public drinking supplies contaminated by the gasoline additive MTBE.  More »

Activists want tough tar sands pipeline standards

Several environmental groups in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are asking federal regulators for a moratorium on new tar sands oil pipelines until new standards are created.  More »

ExxonMobil grills key state witness in pollution trial

Countering claims that ExxonMobil polluted New Hampshire’s groundwater with a gasoline additive, the oil company’s attorney tried to show in court that a state witness’s research indicates that the chemical’s levels decline naturally.  More »

Citgo to settle in gas additive lawsuit

Citgo Petroleum Corp. and New Hampshire agreed to sever the company from an $816 million trial over groundwater contamination while a settlement is completed.  More »