Environmental activists, religious groups and young people inspired by the protests against Wall Street plan to rally in opposition to a Canadian company’s plan to pipe oil from tar sands in western Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. More »
Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, will finish 2011 at the lower range of its production target after a “global bottleneck” delayed rig deliveries, said its chief executive officer. More »
Officials for ConocoPhillips are investigating if a northern Idaho section of the oil company’s gasoline pipeline has sprung a small leak, and they have imposed some precautionary measures to minimize the risk to public health. More »
The Environmental Protection Agency, facing intense opposition from some states and industry, on Thursday softened a new rule that requires aging power plants to sharply cut emissions that cause smog and soot in neighboring states. More »
Operators of a proposed coal-fired power plant in Matagorda County announced Thursday that they will drop their request for a 40-year water contract with the Lower Colorado River Authority, opting instead for a more expensive but less water-intensive technology. More »
American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said a small but vocal minority of fossil fuel foes are mounting “sideshows” designed to distract from the potential jobs and energy security benefits of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. More »
The prediction comes as tougher safety and environmental regulations enacted after the deadly Macondo well blowout in April 2010 continue to slow the pace of new drilling permits, forcing producers to scale back exploration programs.
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