- New plan would end Kansas green energy mandate for utilities Updated: May-04-15 9:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas would no longer require utilities to generate a portion of their electricity from wind or other renewable resources but the state also would not impose a new tax on the power under a proposal Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Monday.
- Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet Updated: May-04-15 9:07 pm
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.
- Texas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling Updated: May-04-15 8:55 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."
- Feds: Terminal for crude oil trains violates air standards Updated: May-04-15 8:44 pm
TAFT, California - Federal authorities say a train terminal used to unload crude oil in Southern California violates clean air regulations.
- New York officials investigating Texas energy company Ambit Updated: May-04-15 6:56 pm
ALBANY, New York - State officials are investigating an energy company after a spike in complaints from customers over higher-than-expected bills.
- 5th Circuit: 3 Mexican states cannot sue BP over 2010 spill Updated: May-04-15 6:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against BP and other companies by three Mexican states over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well Updated: May-04-15 6:11 pm
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.
- Anadarko Petroleum reports 1Q loss Updated: May-04-15 5:10 pm
THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) on Monday reported a loss of $3.27 billion in its first quarter.
- LePage nominee to utility board 'agnostic' to energy source Updated: May-04-15 4:59 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's newest nominee to the Maine Public Utilities Commission shares his view on energy: The source of the energy doesn't matter as long as it makes economic sense.
- Supreme Court will hear appeal over energy regulation Updated: May-04-15 4:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption.
- Carolinas clear first proposals for offshore oil surveys Updated: May-04-15 3:11 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on proposals by companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off the Atlantic coast, subject to some conditions.
- Owner of energy lease near Glacier urges judge to act Updated: May-04-15 2:43 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A Louisiana company is asking a judge to resolve its lawsuit challenging the government's suspension of an oil and gas lease near Montana's Glacier National Park so the company can begin drilling this summer.
- French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf Updated: May-04-15 2:20 pm
DOHA, Qatar - French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that includes a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.
- Scientists: Recent LA quakes likely not linked to oil field Updated: May-04-15 1:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - Scientists say recent small earthquakes in southwestern Los Angeles County are likely due to tectonics, not activities at the Inglewood Oil Field.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Mule deer does in badlands off limits for 4th straight year Updated: May-04-15 12:28 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota hunters will not be able to go after mule deer does in the western badlands for a fourth straight year, as officials continue work to boost numbers of the animals that have been impacted by severe winters and the region's energy boom.
- Massachusetts gas prices up for 5th consecutive week Updated: May-04-15 12:00 pm
BOSTON - Gas prices in Massachusetts continue to rise, up another 6 cents per gallon in the past week.
- Public meeting for proposed Pipeline project to be held Updated: May-04-15 11:38 am
CHATHAM, Virginia - Federal officials will hold a public meeting Thursday to discuss the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project.
- $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery launches operations Updated: May-04-15 11:25 am
DICKINSON, North Dakota - A new oil refinery has started operating in western North Dakota.
- Schumer proposes 2-year switch for safer oil train cars Updated: May-04-15 10:46 am
ALBANY, New York - Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to require railroads carry crude oil in studier tanker cars within two years, instead of later deadlines allowed in federal regulations announced last week.
- DC metro gas prices up 8 cents from last week Updated: May-04-15 10:11 am
WASHINGTON - Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 8 cents from a week ago.
- Delaware drivers see gas prices rise to $2.60 Updated: May-04-15 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - Motorists in Delaware are paying 13 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago.
- Maine gas prices still on the rise Updated: May-04-15 9:14 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Gas prices have risen 7.5 cents in Maine in the past week.
- Casey to press for safer railcars Updated: May-04-15 6:04 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Officials are pressing for safer railcars to reduce the risk of a potential oil train derailment on Pennsylvania's rail freight system.
- Ohio gas prices down slightly to start work week Updated: May-04-15 5:40 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Gas prices in Ohio are down slightly to start the work week.