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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More delays possible for Georgia nuclear plant

Regulators say there's a "high probability" a nuclear plant under construction in Georgia will be delayed even longer than the three years already announced by its owners.

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North Dakota oil production up 12,500 barrels daily in March

Western North Dakota's oil patch had a record 12,430 producing wells in March, up from 12,199 in February.

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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

May 27, 2015 PG&E announced the retirement of Christopher P. Johns in a statement Tuesday, praising his leadership and service...
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

May 27, 2015 The utility company announced Tuesday that it will buy the energy from a 200-megawatt farm built for it by an affilia...

China coal production falls in first 4 months of year

May 27, 2015 The National Development and Reform Commission said Tuesday that Chinese imports of coal also fell, plummeting 38 per...

 

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NV5 Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

May 21, 2015 NV5 Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

1.2 Million Clean Job Opportunities Available in First Quarter of 2015, According to Ecotech Institute's Clean Jobs Index

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Fitch Issues an 'A' Rating on CFC With 'Stable' Outlook

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MIC President Marybeth Miceli Named to AATA Board of Directors; AATA to Provide Free NDT Job Training to Vets, Disadvantaged Young Adults

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

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NY state to rule soon on crude oil facility at Albany port

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Shell announces receipt of offer to acquire Liquefied Petroleum Gas business in France

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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...
Officials say 10,000 gallons of oily water have been recovered from the ocean as government and volunteer workers clean up along the Santa Barbara County coastline.

Company making plan to excavate ruptured California oil pipeline

Officials say 10,000 gallons of oily water have been recovered from the ...
The Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference gets underway Wednesday.

Michigan groups renew push for removal of straits-area oil pipeline

The Detroit Regional Chamber's annual Mackinac Policy Conference gets un...

Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday

On Monday, the company downgraded the amount of oil that may have spille...

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

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The bill sets a target of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030.

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear power use

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China coal production falls in first 4 months of year

The National Development and Reform Commission said Tuesday that Chinese...

Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle West Virginia coal mine

Alpha says it notified 439 workers on Friday that it expects to idle Roc...
South Jersey Gas tried and failed in 2014 to get the approval of the board that oversees the state's million-acre pineland preserve.

Natural gas company pushes to move forward on Pinelands gas pipeline

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The bill sets a target of lowering greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent below the 1990 level by 2030.

French bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear power use

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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

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In the coalfields, dilapidated sites make way for renewal

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RWE announced the Nordsee Ost wind farm has been officially inaugurated.

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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...
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

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

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Gexpro to introduce battery storage solution Gexpro Power IQ

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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

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...
The Coast Guard says the Ferdinand R. Hassler discharged the water overboard while at its moorings in New Castle on Tuesday. (Courtesy: WMUR)

Ship accidentally discharges oil into New Hampshire river

The Coast Guard says the Ferdinand R. Hassler discharged the water overb...
Officials say 10,000 gallons of oily water have been recovered from the ocean as government and volunteer workers clean up along the Santa Barbara County coastline.

Company making plan to excavate ruptured California oil pipeline

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