Alaskan officials on Sunday toured two drilling rigs docked in a Seattle shipyard, as Shell showed off improvements it has made to the vessels that are poised to begin boring exploratory wells in Arctic seas near Alaska within months. More »
The letters of authorization allow “the anticipated incidental take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walruses associated with Shell’s planned oil and gas open-water exploration,” the agency said. More »
A federal appeals court has ordered the reinstatement of a lawsuit accusing Duke Energy Corp. of paying kickbacks to Cincinnati-area companies to win their support for a 2004 electricity rate hike. More »
The Obama administration overstated the greenhouse-gas emissions from unconventional natural-gas production, the American Petroleum Institute and the America’s Natural Gas Alliance said today in a study. More »
It’s reasonable for investors to be skeptical about audits of public corporations by accountants the companies themselves hire, but rules developing now can make such audits more reliable, a top accounting regulator says. More »
Just days ahead of what was is still likely to be a contentious shareholder meeting, Chesapeake Energy caved to pressure from two of its biggest shareholders and agreed to replace its four independent directors. More »
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