1 dead, 3 injured after explosion on Gulf of Mexico offshore oil platform (VIDEO)

An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three.

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US Senate rejects Keystone XL oil pipeline

The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday aimed at forcing completion of a Canada-to Texas oil pipeline, a massive project at the center of a fierce environmental dispute.

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Massive Ivanpah solar power plant lags in output

The largest solar power plant of its type in the world — once promoted as a turning point in green energy — isn't producing as much energy as planned.

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Wildlife land hydraulic fracturing could yield $6 million

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Woodside enters into contract for reconnaissance license in Morocco

Nov 26, 2014 The block is located just west of the Rabat Deep Offshore I-VI permits, in which Woodside has...

Applied LNG breaks ground on liquefied natural gas facility in Texas

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Richfield to become wholly owned subsidiary of Stratex

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Latest Energy News - Power

Underground tremors spark fire in north China coal mine, killing 26 miners and injuring 50 others (Image: Rescuer worker at the Sizhuang Coal Mine in Shizong county, Yunnan province in southwest China, the site of another deadly mining accident that claimed the lives of 21 miners - Photo /Xinhua)

26 workers die in fire in north China coal mine

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Yingli to deliver approximately 168,000 solar panels to UK-based Solarcentury by the end of this year

Yingli to supply 72 MW of solar panels to Solarcentury

Nov 26, 2014 Yingli to deliver approximately 168,000 solar panels to UK-based Solarcentury by the end of t...
Dutch test technology that takes advantage of the difference in salt concentration between sea water and fresh water to produce renewable energy

Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

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American Leisure Holdings, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Wroblewski Oil and Gas Company

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Australian Water Leaders to Share Lessons on Drought

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2 injured in Chile oil refinery fire

A fire at a refinery owned by Chile's state oil company ENAP has injured...

US refining sector sees a boost in quarterly results

The boosted earnings recorded by the US refiners in Q3 2014 is mainly at...

Brazil judge releases 11 pending Petrobras trial

A federal judge has released 11 of the 24 people arrested in the corrupt...

ConocoPhillips Chairman urges U.S. oil export

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2 injured in Chile oil refinery fire

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

The group is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the ...

Saipem’s ERSAI awarded major new contract in the Caspian Region

Contract scope includes yard engineering, fabrication and pre-commission...

Phillips 66 and Energy Transfer announce open season for Nederland to St. James crude oil pipeline

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Nuclear Power Generation

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing 20 applications for new nuclear reactors, which may signal that a nuclear revival in the U.S. is already underway

Is nuclear power poised for a revival in the US?

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing 20 applications for new n...
Westinghouse has entered into a multi-party agreement to develop nuclear power in Turkey

Westinghouse to co-develop nuclear power in Turkey

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Nevada report alleges bias in Yucca Mountain evaluation

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U.S. adversaries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the nation, according to country's top cyber official.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

U.S. adversaries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut do...

Coal Fired Generation News

Underground tremors spark fire in north China coal mine, killing 26 miners and injuring 50 others (Image: Rescuer worker at the Sizhuang Coal Mine in Shizong county, Yunnan province in southwest China, the site of another deadly mining accident that claimed the lives of 21 miners - Photo /Xinhua)

26 workers die in fire in north China coal mine

Underground tremors spark fire in north China coal mine, killing 26 mine...
EPA says Texas should invest more than $2 billion to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions at its largest coal power plant, but the state's coal regulator said the plan would increase costs for consumers while doing little for the environment

EPA: Coal plants should spend $2B to cut emissions

EPA says Texas should invest more than $2 billion to reduce sulfur dioxi...
Reactions to the growing trend of converting coal-fired power plants to natural gas facilities have been mixed in the U.S.

Reactions mixed on conversion of coal power to natural gas in US

Reactions to the growing trend of converting coal-fired power plants to ...
In this Thursday, July 22, 2010, file photo, former Massey Energy Company Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. On Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, Blankenship pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges in a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 men. Blankenship faces up to 31 years in prison, if convicted. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Ex-Massey CEO pleads not guilty in deadly coal mine explosion

Former Massey Energy CEO pleads not guilty to charges levied against him...

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Applied LNG breaks ground on liquefied natural gas facility in Texas

Applied LNG announced Nov. 24 it began construction on a liquefied natur...
Siemens receives Power Island order with H-class turbine technology for 869 MW combined cycle power plant project in Ohio (Rendering of the Oregon Clean Energy Center, which will be the site of an 869 megawatt H-class combined-cycle power plant)

Siemens wins Power Island order for combined cycle power plant

Siemens receives Power Island order with H-class turbine technology for ...

2 injured in Chile oil refinery fire

A fire at a refinery owned by Chile's state oil company ENAP has injured...
Reactions to the growing trend of converting coal-fired power plants to natural gas facilities have been mixed in the U.S.

Reactions mixed on conversion of coal power to natural gas in US

Reactions to the growing trend of converting coal-fired power plants to ...

Renewable Energy

Yingli to deliver approximately 168,000 solar panels to UK-based Solarcentury by the end of this year

Yingli to supply 72 MW of solar panels to Solarcentury

Yingli to deliver approximately 168,000 solar panels to UK-based Solarce...
Dutch test technology that takes advantage of the difference in salt concentration between sea water and fresh water to produce renewable energy

Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

Dutch test technology that takes advantage of the difference in salt con...
Dynamic simulation results with GE PSLF indicate no fundamental system-wide dynamic stability or voltage regulation issues with 40 percent renewables penetration

GE: Minnesota can accommodate significantly more renewable energy

Dynamic simulation results with GE PSLF indicate no fundamental system-w...
The Origin Wind Farm located in southeast Oklahoma is providing Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation with 150 MW of potential wind power

AECC adds 150 MW of wind power capacity

The Origin Wind Farm located in southeast Oklahoma is providing Arkansas...

Exploration & Production News

Applied LNG breaks ground on liquefied natural gas facility in Texas

Applied LNG announced Nov. 24 it began construction on a liquefied natur...

Richfield to become wholly owned subsidiary of Stratex

Richfield Oil & Gas Company announced Nov. 24 its stockholders appro...

East West Petroleum successfully drills oil production well in New Zealand

East West Petroleum Corp. recently announced it successfully drilled the...

Shale gas company extends Poland licenses

A company official says that oil and gas firm San Leon Energy is extendi...

Transmission & Distribution

Dynamic simulation results with GE PSLF indicate no fundamental system-wide dynamic stability or voltage regulation issues with 40 percent renewables penetration

GE: Minnesota can accommodate significantly more renewable energy

Dynamic simulation results with GE PSLF indicate no fundamental system-w...
U.S. adversaries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut down the electric grid and other critical systems in parts of the nation, according to country's top cyber official.

NSA director: China can damage US power grid

U.S. adversaries are capable of mounting cyberattacks that would shut do...
Siemens demonstrates the effectiveness of high voltage direct current (HVDC) technologies in meeting the urgent need for efficient power networks for integrating renewables

Power Transmission: Electricity Superhighways

Siemens demonstrates the effectiveness of high voltage direct current (H...
Historic step authorizes transmission line for offshore wind power from Block Island to Rhode Island mainland

Interior authorizes renewable energy transmission line in federal waters

Historic step authorizes transmission line for offshore wind power from ...

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Woodside enters into contract for reconnaissance license in Morocco

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Saipem’s ERSAI awarded major new contract in the Caspian Region

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

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CNOOC Limited announces start of offshore oil production at Huizhou and Xijiang

This project is located in the Pearl River Mouth Basin of the South Chin...

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