NuScale looking to build small scale nuclear power plant in Washington

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Legend Oil and Gas drills 8 new wells in Kansas

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Mexico opens oil and gas to foreign, private firms

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Tribe wants fee on wasted natural gas

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World’s largest solar powered boat helps seek Europe’s oldest village

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Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

Aug 19, 2014 The report says a weak safety culture at the now-defunct railway company and poor government ...

Pennsylvania fines gas driller for losing control of well

Aug 19, 2014 State environmental regulators have fined a gas drilling company for allowing natural gas to ...

BOEM to open bids for 21 million acre Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale

Aug 19, 2014 Lease Sale 238 offers all unleased and non-protected areas in the Western Gulf of Mexico Plan...

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Duke is reporting the accidental discharge of fuel oil into the Ohio River during a routine transfer of oil at the coal-fired W.C. Beckjord Station.

Duke Energy reports fuel oil spill into Ohio River

Aug 19, 2014 Duke is reporting the accidental discharge of fuel oil into the Ohio River during a routine t...
ContourGlobal to build, own and operate a new 53 MW thermal power generation facility located on an existing brownfield site in Dakar, Senegal.

ContourGlobal to build new oil, gas-fired power plant in Senegal

Aug 19, 2014 ContourGlobal to build, own and operate a new 53 MW thermal power generation facility located...
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nevada, uses over 300,000 mirrors to focus sunlight on boilers' tubes atop 450 foot towers heating water into steam which in turn drives turbines to create electricity. New estimates for the plant near the California-Nevada border say thousands of birds are dying yearly, roasted by the concentrated sun rays from the mirrors.

Emerging solar power plants scorch birds in mid-air

Aug 19, 2014 The bird kills mark the latest instance in which the quest for clean energy sometimes has ina...

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GeoMet Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting

Aug 19, 2014 GeoMet Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting

West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Palo Duro Basin Oil and Gas Leases

Aug 19, 2014 West Texas Resources, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Palo Duro Basin Oil and Gas Leases

Intergraph(R) CADWorx(R) Preferred 3D Plant Design Solution for Process Group on Large Gas Development Project in Caspian Sea Region

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Pacific Energy Development Announces Commencement of Drilling of Next 3 Wells on its Wattenberg Asset and Investor Update Conference Call Today

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Vivakor Announces Solid 2nd Quarter 2014 Results and 5th Successive Quarter of Positive Results

Aug 19, 2014 Vivakor Announces Solid 2nd Quarter 2014 Results and 5th Successive Quarter of Positive Results

Mining Global Addresses Dilution and Debt Structure

Aug 19, 2014 Mining Global Addresses Dilution and Debt Structure

Sugar Bowl Bakery Installs Extensive Solar Energy System

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Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

Energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely p...

United Refinery and Enbridge Pipelines enter shared pipeline agreement

United Refinery Company announced it entered into a cost-sharing agreeme...

CB&I congratulates Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project sponsors

CB&I congratulates the Cameron liquefaction project sponsors for app...

EPA hosts Texas hearing on oil refinery rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding its second and final...

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Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

The report says a weak safety culture at the now-defunct railway company...

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

Energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely p...

Lukoil ships first batch of West Qurna-2 compensation oil

This is the first batch of oil in reimbursement of the costs incurred by...

Gabon President talks offshore oil and gas with Eni

The topic of the meeting was the important gas and condensates discovery...

Nuclear Power Generation

With the award of the FY14 grants, the NRC Nuclear Education Program has awarded nearly $122 million since the program began in 2007.

Nuclear News: NRC awards FY14 nuclear education grants

With the award of the FY14 grants, the NRC Nuclear Education Program has...
Nuclear power industry had hoped its newest generation of plants in Georgia and South Carolina would prove it could build without the delays and cost overruns so endemic years ago. (Pictured: May 2014 – Construction of new reactors at the at V. C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. SCANA Corp. expects at least a year-long delay in the completion of its two reactors)

Delays for new nuclear power plant pressure industry

Nuclear power industry had hoped its newest generation of plants in Geor...

NuScale looking to build small scale nuclear power plant in Washington

NuScale is looking to expand the number of nuclear power plants in Washi...
NRC is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear power station after citing the plant for a violation.

NRC increases oversight at Oconee nuclear plant

NRC is increasing its oversight of the Oconee nuclear power station afte...

Coal Fired Generation News

Duke is reporting the accidental discharge of fuel oil into the Ohio River during a routine transfer of oil at the coal-fired W.C. Beckjord Station.

Duke Energy reports fuel oil spill into Ohio River

Duke is reporting the accidental discharge of fuel oil into the Ohio Riv...
If approved, plan would reduce IPL’s dependence on coal from 79 percent in 2007 to 44 percent in 2017, making natural gas IPL’s largest fuel generation source.

IPL looks to fully convert Harding coal power plant to natural gas

If approved, plan would reduce IPL's dependence on coal from 79 percent ...
The Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant project reaches another milestone with commercial operation of combined cycle unit

Combined cycle unit begins commercial operation at Kemper IGCC plant

The Kemper integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) power plant pro...
GDF SUEZ has signed an agreement for the sale of 500 MW of power generation assets located in Panama and Costa Rica to Celsia.

GDF SUEZ to sell power generation assets in Panama, Costa Rica

GDF SUEZ has signed an agreement for the sale of 500 MW of power generat...

Gas Fired Generation News

ContourGlobal to build, own and operate a new 53 MW thermal power generation facility located on an existing brownfield site in Dakar, Senegal.

ContourGlobal to build new oil, gas-fired power plant in Senegal

ContourGlobal to build, own and operate a new 53 MW thermal power genera...

Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports

Energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely p...
If approved, plan would reduce IPL’s dependence on coal from 79 percent in 2007 to 44 percent in 2017, making natural gas IPL’s largest fuel generation source.

IPL looks to fully convert Harding coal power plant to natural gas

If approved, plan would reduce IPL's dependence on coal from 79 percent ...
One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid.

Huge PPL power transmission proposal faces opposition

The stakes are huge: Beyond the billions in initial construction costs, ...

Renewable Energy

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System near Primm, Nevada, uses over 300,000 mirrors to focus sunlight on boilers' tubes atop 450 foot towers heating water into steam which in turn drives turbines to create electricity. New estimates for the plant near the California-Nevada border say thousands of birds are dying yearly, roasted by the concentrated sun rays from the mirrors.

Emerging solar power plants scorch birds in mid-air

The bird kills mark the latest instance in which the quest for clean ene...
Demonstration plant combines wastewater with algae to produce the world’s first energy-generating wastewater treatment process using carbon-negative technologies.

Conversion of algae, wastewater to energy, clean water

Demonstration plant combines wastewater with algae to produce the world’...
Alstom receives first order for synchronous condenser from transmission grid operator TenneT in Germany.

Power systems operator TenneT orders Alstom synchronous condenser

Alstom receives first order for synchronous condenser from transmission ...
A system proposed by researchers at MIT could divert a dangerous waste stream while producing low-cost photovoltaics.

MIT: Recycling old batteries into solar cells (Video)

A system proposed by researchers at MIT could divert a dangerous waste s...

Exploration & Production News

Investigators release Quebec train disaster report

The report says a weak safety culture at the now-defunct railway company...

Sea Dragon enters farm out agreement for South Disouq Concession

The South Disouq concession comprises 1,275 km² of acreage in the Nile D...

Lukoil ships first batch of West Qurna-2 compensation oil

This is the first batch of oil in reimbursement of the costs incurred by...

Pennsylvania fines gas driller for losing control of well

State environmental regulators have fined a gas drilling company for all...

Transmission & Distribution

Alstom receives first order for synchronous condenser from transmission grid operator TenneT in Germany.

Power systems operator TenneT orders Alstom synchronous condenser

Alstom receives first order for synchronous condenser from transmission ...
One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is turning into a debate over fracking, renewable energy and the future of an aging energy grid.

Huge PPL power transmission proposal faces opposition

The stakes are huge: Beyond the billions in initial construction costs, ...
MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth will rely on ABB technology to feed renewable energy into onshore distribution grid.

ABB to tie Europe’s largest tidal energy project to UK grid

MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth will rely on AB...
Andalay Solar partners with Highpower for commercializing viable energy storage systems.

Andalay, Highpower partner on development of energy storage systems

Andalay Solar partners with Highpower for commercializing viable energy ...

Offshore Oil & Gas News

FMC Technologies receives order for additional manifolds from Petrobras

FMC Technologies has received orders for 19 subsea manifolds for Petrobr...

Gudrun offshore oil platform officially opened

Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg officially opened the Gudrun platf...

BOEM to open bids for 21 million acre Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sale

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Apache announces first canning Basin oil discovery

Apache Corporation announced an oil discovery at the Phoenix South-1 wel...

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