Federal inspectors evaluating the safety of offshore drilling operations need longer visits on water-based rigs, including more time eating meals with workers, talking with the crew and sharing their sleeping quarters, according to a National Research Council report issued today. More »
GE has announced a new partnership to combine its gas turbine technology with carbon capture equipment from Norwegian producers, Sargas, to create the one of the world’s first gas-fired plants with integrated carbon capture for enhanced oil recovery. More »
A perfect storm of lower natural gas prices, new emission rules and weak national demand for electricity is causing many utility companies to ditch coal-fired power generation, according to a new report. More »
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), operator of Nigeria’s largest oil fields, said the flaring, or burning, of natural gas at its deposits in the West African country fell by more than 60 percent in the past nine years. More »
Massachusetts, in an appeal of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision to relicense Entergy Corp. (ETR)’s Pilgrim nuclear power station, asked to have the extension for the facility 40 miles south of Boston canceled pending further review. More »
State and federal safety agencies are asking Oklahoma’s oil and gas exploration and production companies to stand down and stop operations for a meeting on safety issues because of recent gas and oil field deaths and injuries. More »
Japan is poised to overtake Germany and Italy to become the world’s second-biggest market for solar power as incentives starting July 1 drive sales for equipment makers from Yingli Green Energy Holdings Co. to Kyocera Corp. (6971) More »
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