Despite a relatively normal year in terms of global energy supply and demand, the average global crude price rose above $100 per barrel for the first time on record, according to BP’s annual world energy report. More »
Landowners along New York’s southern border who support natural gas drilling are cheered by reports that the Cuomo administration is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing on a limited basis only in towns that want it. More »
The federal government will not place the dunes sagebrush lizard, a sand-dwelling reptile of the West Texas oil patch, on the lists of species requiring special protection, officials said Wednesday. More »
The shale gas boom will account for about 1.4 million new jobs by 2015, employing hundreds of thousands of workers across 48 states, according to a study released today by research and analysis firm IHS Global Insight. More »
Hackers could cause blackouts to the nation’s power grid by feeding the system incorrect load data that forces officials to mistakenly believe they need to conserve power supply, according to a new report. More »
The risk of getting cancer from diesel fumes is small, but since so many people breathe in the fumes in some way, the science panel said raising the status of diesel exhaust to carcinogen from “probable carcinogen” was an important shift. More »
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