Canadian natural-gas producers have voluntarily adopted standards to disclose fluids used in hydraulic fracturing amid investigations into the risks posed by the drilling technique in Canada and the U.S. More »
The U.S. is not ready to handle an oil spill if drilling off the Cuban coast should go awry but can be better prepared with monitoring systems and other basic steps, experts told government officials. More »
When federal regulators approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline through northern Pennsylvania’s pristine Endless Mountains, they cited the operator’s assurances that it would make sparing use of eminent domain as it negotiated with more than 150 property owners along the pipeline’s route. More »
The Tennessee Valley Authority has been sued for enforcing a ban on costumes at a board meeting in Knoxville weeks after people dressed like zombies protested restarting construction of a nuclear plant they described as a “corpse.” More »
House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans will include legislative language approving the pipeline in a bill extending highway programs if need be. Also Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., introduced a long-awaited Keystone XL bill in the Senate. More »
Another financial executive has left Transocean. Robert Shaw, who was named vice president, controller and principal accounting officer in December, is leaving “to pursue other opportunities,” the company said in a regulatory filing. More »
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