- Commission ruling: No changes on net metering in Colorado Updated: Aug-29-15 5:10 pm
DENVER - Colorado's Public Utility Commission has ruled that no changes are needed to the state's net metering process, which means that homeowners with solar installations will continue to receive retail rates for energy they produce.
- Berkshire Hathaway builds stake in refiner Phillips 66 Updated: Aug-29-15 3:10 pm
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's company has amassed a stake worth nearly $4.5 billion in Phillips 66 more than a year after trading a chunk of its holding in the oil refiner for a chemical business investment.
- In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy Updated: Aug-29-15 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON - With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil.
- Wyoming Ethanol to suspend operations Updated: Aug-29-15 1:17 pm
TORRINGTON, Wyoming - The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices, an official says.
- Oregon hemp farmer says startup going slow Updated: Aug-29-15 12:40 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - One of Oregon's first hemp farmers says a lack of seed is making it tough to get going.
- Sandoval's back from European trade mission. What's next? Updated: Aug-29-15 12:26 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Gov. Brian Sandoval and more than 60 business, government and education officials recently returned from a three-week trade mission to England, Ireland, Germany, Poland and Italy. The visit included meetings with dignitaries, tours of car factories and receptions bringing together Nevada and European tourism officials.
- In reversal, abundant grain trains available for harvest Updated: Aug-29-15 10:37 am
STERLING, North Dakota - The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.
- Gas boom brings successes, struggles to W. Va. communities Updated: Aug-29-15 9:40 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Linda Colliere opened up her six-unit motel in the small, remote Harrison County community of Shinnston 15 years ago, she never could have anticipated the influx of demand she would eventually receive.
- Norwegian TV to air fictional series about Russian invasion Updated: Aug-29-15 8:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - In a move that has annoyed Russia, a Norwegian television channel says it will air a fictional TV drama depicting a Russian invasion of Norway after radical environmentalists seize power and freeze the Scandinavian nation's oil and gas industry.
- Utility commission recommends $400K fine in house explosion Updated: Aug-29-15 6:32 am
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio - Ohio's utility regulator is recommending that Columbia Gas be fined $400,000 for a gas explosion that destroyed a suburban Columbus house and damaged others nearby.
- Workers overcome by gases at China paper mill, 7 die, 2 hurt Updated: Aug-29-15 6:01 am
BEIJING - Workers were overcome with toxic gas from a paper mill's waste pool and seven of them died, authorities said Saturday, in China's latest deadly accident involving dangerous chemicals.
- Venezuela extends border closure despite Colombia's protests Updated: Aug-28-15 8:28 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Friday broadened a crackdown on Colombian migrants and border smugglers that has drawn strong rebuke by Colombian leaders and international organizations.
- Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note Updated: Aug-28-15 7:04 pm
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- US oil prices climb again after Thursday's big jump Updated: Aug-28-15 5:02 pm
NEW YORK - Oil prices surged again Friday, a day after recording their biggest gain in more than six years.
- Oregon firm joins Wyoming university on research initiative Updated: Aug-28-15 4:58 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A scientific and technical instrument manufacturer is teaming up with the University of Wyoming on what officials say will be cutting-edge research to improve extraction of oil and gas.
- Crop that can be made into jet fuel showing promise Updated: Aug-28-15 4:51 pm
FLASHER, North Dakota - North Dakota's first crop of jet fuel is showing promise.
- Crews demolishing old Rapid City power plant Updated: Aug-28-15 3:59 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Crews are demolishing an old Rapid City power plant.
- Shell pauses Arctic offshore drilling for high wind, water Updated: Aug-28-15 3:23 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Strong winds and high waves that pounded the northern coast of Alaska have led Royal Dutch Shell PLC to temporarily stop exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
- Budget on Georgia nuclear plant level, uncertainty remains Updated: Aug-28-15 3:12 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia Power reported Friday the cost to build a nuclear plant was holding steady, but there's significant uncertainty whether those numbers will stick.
- Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone Updated: Aug-28-15 2:11 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island - A Benedictine monk who works at a private Rhode Island school has discovered that finding solitude is no easy feat, even 175 feet in the air.
- Amid backlash, Iowa co-op drops planned fee for solar hookup Updated: Aug-28-15 12:47 pm
PELLA, Iowa - Facing a backlash from solar energy advocates and an inquiry from regulators, a rural Iowa electricity cooperative has dropped a plan to charge customers who install solar panels on their homes and businesses a special $85 monthly charge.
- MidAmerican Energy picks northwest Iowa for 2 wind farms Updated: Aug-28-15 9:07 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - MidAmerican Energy says it will build its next two wind farms in northwest Iowa.
- Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am
MOSCOW - Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.
- New plant, industry, jobs announced for Hancock County Updated: Aug-28-15 7:59 am
BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi - DAK Americas, a company that already operates the largest plastic-resin manufacturer in North America at Port Bienville Industrial Park in Hancock County, has announced a new manufacturing plant at the site that will produce 230 million pounds of polyester staple fibers a year.
- State says Ohio oil, natural gas production at historic high Updated: Aug-28-15 7:19 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state Department of Natural Resources says historic amounts of oil and natural gas are being produced by Ohio shale wells.