Twin Eagle lands first 130 car frac sand train in Eagle Ford shale

Twin Eagle Sand Logistics announces it has landed its first 130 car frac sand unit train at Mission Rail in Elmendorf, Texas, which is in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale.

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Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle West Virginia coal mine

Alpha says it notified 439 workers on Friday that it expects to idle Rockspring Development's Camp Creek underground mine and processing plant in Wayne County.

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Oklahoma Senate passes bill preventing local hydraulic fracturing bans

Oklahoma cities and counties would be unable to ban hydraulic fracturing or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill heading to the governor's desk.

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California backs gas power plant to fill void from closed nuke

Utility regulators Thursday opened the way for development of a natural gas-fired power plant on the coast near San Diego, perhaps one of the last of its kind in California as the state pushes toward a green energy future.

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WEC Report: Hydroelectric power set to double by 2050

The global hydroelectric power market has the potential to double to 2,000GW capacity by 2050 according to a World Energy Council report.

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Energy expert: Summer gas prices to stay below 2014's prices

A Purdue University energy expert says motorists heading out on summer road trips can expect gas prices to remain considerably lower than last summer despite recent price increases.

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New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones, left, questions commission general counsel Michael Smith during a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Under an order approved by the commission on a 4-1 vote, the utility could seek an extension until Aug. 1 to reach final agreements with the company, delaying a decision that will affect the future of the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico regulators delay decision on power plant

May 28, 2015 The Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of an order that sets a new timeline for the utility to produce s...

Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down

May 28, 2015 Nearly 300 breakers loomed over the coal patch more than a century ago, playing a key role in the nation's rapid econ...
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico.

Siemens will provide the first H-class power plant technology in Mexico

May 28, 2015

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico. 

 

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NW Natural Reports on 2014 Results at Annual Meeting of Shareholders

May 28, 2015 NW Natural Reports on 2014 Results at Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Trelleborg Senior Appointment Signals Industry Ambition

May 28, 2015 Trelleborg Senior Appointment Signals Industry Ambition

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NW Natural Reports on 2014 Results at Annual Meeting of Shareholders

May 28, 2015 NW Natural Reports on 2014 Results at Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Trelleborg Senior Appointment Signals Industry Ambition

May 28, 2015 Trelleborg Senior Appointment Signals Industry Ambition

NV5 Announces Closing of Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock

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A worker removes oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

There's a refinery and offshore oil tanker terminal nearby, but the U.S....
FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. New York regulators are stepping up air monitoring at the Port of Albany and enhancing spill response capabilities along rail corridors as part of efforts to reduce health and environmental risks stemming from crude oil transport through the state. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

New York steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring

The measures announced by DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens on Wednesday h...
Demand for oil in Saudi Arabia is projected to jump as much as 20 percent during the sweltering summer this year compared to 2014, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia summer heat to drive domestic oil demand

Demand for oil in Saudi Arabia is projected to jump as much as 20 percen...

American Midstream launches open season for Bakken gathering system in North Dakota

The open season will last approximately 30 days, closing on June 22, 201...

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FILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, railroad oil tankers are lined up at the Port of Albany, in Albany, N.Y. New York regulators are stepping up air monitoring at the Port of Albany and enhancing spill response capabilities along rail corridors as part of efforts to reduce health and environmental risks stemming from crude oil transport through the state. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

New York steps up crude-by-rail spill response, monitoring

The measures announced by DEC Commissioner Joseph Martens on Wednesday h...
This May 13, 2015 photo shows a gas drilling rig in the northern Adriatic sea, west of Pula, Croatia. Despite surging opposition to pumping crude in the waters of one of Europe's fastest-growing summer travel destinations, the Croatian government is determined to boost the state's poor finances by offering several exploration licenses to foreign energy companies. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatian dilemma: Offshore oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

The Croatian government is determined to boost the state's poor finances...
A worker removes oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

There's a refinery and offshore oil tanker terminal nearby, but the U.S....
Pipes for the proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline, that would stretch from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Patoka, Ill., are stored Saturday, May 9, 2015, at a staging area in Worthing, S.D. The proposed oil pipeline will traverse North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Hearings begin over Dakota Access oil pipeline

The proposed 1,134-mile Dakota Access Pipeline would move oil from the B...

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New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones, left, questions commission general counsel Michael Smith during a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Under an order approved by the commission on a 4-1 vote, the utility could seek an extension until Aug. 1 to reach final agreements with the company, delaying a decision that will affect the future of the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico regulators delay decision on power plant

The Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of an order that set...
FILE - This Oct. 24, 2014 aerial photo shows two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecture, southern Japan. The nuclear plant on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The two reactors at the nuclear power station would mark the country’s return to nuclear energy, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s pro-business government tries to put as many reactors back on-line as possible. (Kyodo News via AP, File) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

Japan nuclear power plant obtains final permit needed to restart

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Regulators talking about projects at Oconee nuclear power plant

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Pilgrim nuclear power plant back online after multi-million dollar upgrade

Entergy announced that the plant returned to full service on Tuesday mor...

Fossil Fueled Energy News

Demand for oil in Saudi Arabia is projected to jump as much as 20 percent during the sweltering summer this year compared to 2014, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia summer heat to drive domestic oil demand

Demand for oil in Saudi Arabia is projected to jump as much as 20 percen...
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones, left, questions commission general counsel Michael Smith during a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Under an order approved by the commission on a 4-1 vote, the utility could seek an extension until Aug. 1 to reach final agreements with the company, delaying a decision that will affect the future of the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico regulators delay decision on power plant

The Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of an order that set...

Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down

Nearly 300 breakers loomed over the coal patch more than a century ago, ...
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbines and two generators to Mexico.

Siemens will provide the first H-class power plant technology in Mexico

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply two SGT6-8000H gas turbine...

Renewable Energy

New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner Sandy Jones, left, questions commission general counsel Michael Smith during a meeting in Santa Fe, N.M., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Under an order approved by the commission on a 4-1 vote, the utility could seek an extension until Aug. 1 to reach final agreements with the company, delaying a decision that will affect the future of the San Juan Generating Station. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

New Mexico regulators delay decision on power plant

The Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of an order that set...
Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption in 2014.

EIA: Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

Renewable energy accounted for 9.8% of total domestic energy consumption...
The utility company announced Tuesday that it will buy the energy from a 200-megawatt farm built for it by an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources.

Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant

The utility company announced Tuesday that it will buy the energy from a...

In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

Earlier this year, West Virginia University began a project to help reha...

Exploration & Production News

Operators of future underground injection wells in Fayette County will have to obtain a permit from the county.

Fayette County to require permits for injection wells, ponds

Operators of future underground injection wells in Fayette County will h...
The United States ranked first in natural gas production with an output of 65.73 billion cubic feet per day, followed by Russia with nearly 60 billion cubic feet per day.

Study shows Oklahoma ranks high in natural gas production

The United States ranked first in natural gas production with an output ...
PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement

PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement...
Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota.

Oil and gas jobs: Drilling cutbacks drag down job growth in oil patch

Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragge...

T&D and Smart Grid

Gexpro to introduce battery storage solution Gexpro Power IQ

Electrical solutions provider Gexpro announced it will provide a new bat...
PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement

PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement...
Power news: West Virginia PSC OKs 9 percent rate increase for 2 AEP subsidiaries

West Virginia PSC OKs 9 percent rate increase for 2 AEP subsidiaries

The companies had originally requested a rate increase of 16.5 percent.&...
Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on a 10-mile natural gas expansion project in East Hampton.

CNG begins largest natural gas expansion project in 30 years

Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on ...

Offshore Oil & Gas News

Offshore oil and gas: AOR Group units now available in Angola

This agreement will expand AOR / Africa Offshore Rentals and Oilfield Su...
A worker removes oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky, stinking goo that escaped from a broken pipeline, officials said. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

There's a refinery and offshore oil tanker terminal nearby, but the U.S....
This May 13, 2015 photo shows a gas drilling rig in the northern Adriatic sea, west of Pula, Croatia. Despite surging opposition to pumping crude in the waters of one of Europe's fastest-growing summer travel destinations, the Croatian government is determined to boost the state's poor finances by offering several exploration licenses to foreign energy companies. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatian dilemma: Offshore oil in the Adriatic, or tourism

The Croatian government is determined to boost the state's poor finances...

CNOOC announce mid-sized offshore oil discovery Liuhua 20-2 in Eastern South China Sea

The oil production of the well tested around 8,000 barrels per day and t...

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