Fuel Fix

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Natural gas-fueled power plant set for Temple

Dallas-based Panda Power Funds says financing has been secured to build a 758-megawatt power plant in Central Texas.  More »
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Reuters says Chesapeake employees could get $100 million perk

A group of 1,600 Chesapeake employees – mainly those in the mid-level position – could get between millions in cash if the company changes hands as part of an employee perk written into contracts, according to a Reuters report.  More »
Selena Gomez arrives on the red carpet at the 22nd Annual MuchMusic Video Awards at the MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Teen pop star Selena Gomez a future employee of the EPA?

Selena Gomez working for the Environmental Protection Agency might seem like a nightmare for some, but it’s a dream for EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.  More »
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Where does your money go at the gas pump?

Who should get the blame for high gas prices? Study shows where your gas money goes, and it might surprise you.  More »
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Utility chiefs worry U.S. rush to gas will crowd out other fuels

The U.S. is at risk of relying too much on natural gas as transportation, manufacturing and electric-power industries vie for the cheap fuel, top executives of three power utilities said.  More »
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BP targets availability of two new biofuels by 2014

BP Plc (BP/) is testing two advanced biofuels that could be commercially available by 2014, said Philip New, chief executive officer of the U.K. petroleum company’s biofuels unit.  More »
The damaged No. 4 reactor building at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Japan utility takes out 2 Fukushima nuke fuel rods

A giant crane removed two rods packed with nuclear fuel from the Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday, the beginning of a delicate and long process to deal with a remaining risk of more radiation escaping from the disaster-struck plant.  More »
Fire boat response crews spray water on the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard, File)

Coalition offers vision for Gulf restoration

More than two years after the catastrophic BP oil spill, environmental groups say billions of dollars the British oil giant is expected to spend on restoration should go toward buying tens of thousands of acres of coastal land for conservation, rebuilding Louisiana’s eroding wetlands and creating nearly 200 miles of oyster reefs.  More »
President Barack Obama arrives at the TransCanada Stillwater Pipe Yard in Cushing, OK, to discuss his energy policy, on March, 22, 2012. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

Agency: Keystone XL corridor avoids Sandhills

Nebraska environmental regulators say a new proposed corridor for the Keystone XL pipeline still crosses areas of fragile, sandy soil, even though it avoids what they defined as the Sandhills.  More »
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BLM releases document on proposed pipeline

The federal government’s preliminary environmental assessment of a proposed pipeline for transporting natural gas liquids in the West is ready for review.  More »
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CEO switch: Duke Energy seeks delay in testimony

Duke Energy Corp. asked state regulators Tuesday for a weekslong postponement of testimony by two top directors about the surprise CEO switch at the top of America’s largest electric company.  More »
A crew works on a Marcellus Shale drilling rig to produce natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Debate over Talladega drilling continues

Although the lease of lands in the Talladega National Forest by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service has been postponed, many don’t consider the fight to be over just yet.  More »