The fight over the nation’s renewable fuels policy is heating up again, as federal regulators mull where to set final biofuel quotas for 2014, and organizations on both sides of the issue pressure Congress to take up the topic. More »
Tommy Beaudreau, the Obama administration official who oversees offshore oil leasing and helped shake up federal agencies after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, is now joining Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s inner circle. More »
Backers of using methanol from natural gas as a substitute for gasoline got a chilly reception from a federal official who said he is skeptical the fuel will gain widespread adoption for use in cars and trucks. More »
Chevron Corp.’s plan to upgrade its aging Richmond refinery won’t add to air pollution if the oil company follows all its proposed steps, according to a draft environmental report released Tuesday by the city. More »
Oil and gas companies pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, during a high-stakes auction that demonstrated their enthusiasm for offshore development and marked BP’s return to the bidding after a suspension related to the Gulf oil spill. More »
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