A federal appeals court scolded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday for rejecting a series of state pollution control projects in Texas that federal regulators said failed to satisfy requirements of the Clean Air Act. More »
The halt of Total SA (FP)’s Elgin platform in the North Sea after a gas leak may deny the Brent crude market the relief that was set to come with resurgent Libyan oil exports, according to BNP Paribas SA. More »
Newfield Exploration Co. (NFX), which received about 70 percent of its output from natural gas in 2010, isn’t drilling for dry gas for the first time in its 24- year history, Chief Executive Officer Lee Boothby said. More »
The Obama administration will announce Wednesday that it is advancing a plan to allow new seismic research designed to help identify hidden pockets of oil and gas in Atlantic waters along the East Coast. The move by the Interior Department is the beginning of a long path that could ultimately lead to new offshore drilling along the mid- and south- Atlantic. More »
Nearly two years after oil started spilling from BP’s failed Macondo well into the Gulf of Mexico, industry experts are wrapping up their work studying ways to boost the safety of offshore drilling. Joint industry task forces that were convened after the Gulf spill today issued final reports summarizing what they have accomplished and what still needs to be done. More »
The utility that runs California’s San Onofre nuclear plant misled federal regulators about equipment and design changes that are the likely cause of extensive wear on tubing that carries radioactive water, a report commissioned by an environmental group claimed Tuesday. More »
Proposed transparency rules for energy companies working overseas would boost competition and begin a worldwide change in how the companies operate outside their home countries, a senior State Department official with an energy focus said in Houston. More »
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