Stories tagged: energy
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Nancy Hirsh: We can restore salmon and have carbon-free energy
The claim is that we can have either salmon restoration or we can have carbon-free energy, but not both. This is a false choice.
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Crow, Montana settle dispute over taxing coal owned by tribe
The Crow Indian tribe and the state of Montana have settled litigation going back 38 years over whether the state can tax coal that is owned by the tribe.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Big companies push NW utilities to produce clean sources for electricity
Demand for carbon-free energy is starting to influence how electricity is produced in Washington state.
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Stocks advance as Fed speculation weakens dollar; crude climbs
Stocks rallied around the world and the dollar fell on speculation the Federal Reserve will stick with a gradual tightening of monetary policy.
Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 1:58 p.m.
Exxon tries to quash NY subpoena of climate-change documents
Exxon is expanding its counter-attack against critics and is now seeking to quash a New York subpoena of the company’s documents related to climate change.
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Army Corps holds off on resuming Dakota Access pipeline work
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota, it said Monday, along …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
U.S. wants to build Idaho facility for warships’ nuclear waste
The Navy and U.S. Department of Energy want to build a $1.6 billion facility at a nuclear site in eastern Idaho that would handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Highway 12 megaloads worry Idaho tribe
A stand against future oversized shipments on U.S. Highway 12 is being called for by some Nez Perce tribal members.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:18 p.m.
Application filed to tear down Klamath River dams
The utility that owns four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California is beginning the formal process to tear them down.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Stock rally fizzles as traders waver after euphoria; oil tumbles
The rally in global equities sputtered as traders grew more skeptical about the efficacy of central bank stimulus amid mixed economic data. Oil tumbled. Stocks halted a four-day advance as …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study says
More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Pending oil pipeline ruling prompts beefed up police presence
North Dakota authorities are recruiting law enforcement officers from across the state to guard the site of a protest in anticipation of an impending federal ruling on whether to block …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
California governor pushes plan for Western power grid
Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday that he remains committed to expanding California’s power grid to include other Western states, despite a delay announced this summer when it appeared the state …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 10:07 a.m.
Apache may have struck big in West Texas
A Houston driller is boasting of a big new oil and gas discovery in West Texas. Apache Corp. believes there could be 3 billion barrels of oil and 75 trillion …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
EPA shuts down 17 wells in Osage Nation after Oklahoma quake
Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend earthquake that matched the state’s strongest on record, state officials confirmed …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 3:01 p.m.
Stocks inch higher on hope for more oil deals
Energy companies led U.S. stocks higher Tuesday as investors hoped higher oil prices and bigger profits are on the way.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
Judge grants short work stop on 4-state oil pipeline
A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request to temporarily stop work on some, but not all of a portion of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
Iran backs OPEC moves geared toward stability, oil minister says
Iran’s oil minister says his country would support any decision by the oil producing group of nations that seeks to stabilize the oil market, Iranian state TV reported on Tuesday.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Russia, Saudi Arabia pledge to stabilize oil output
The world’s two largest oil producers, Russia and Saudi Arabia, on Monday agreed to act together to stabilize global oil output, though it’s unclear what that might entail.
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:48 a.m.
Eurozone inflation remains low in wake of energy price slump
Consumer price inflation in the eurozone remained at a low annual rate of 0.2 percent in August mainly due to a slump in energy costs from last year.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Protesters who shut down trains in Bellingham arrested
BNSF Railway says five people who blocked the main rail line in Bellingham during a protest against oil and coal trains have been arrested.
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Montana city seeks to limit water use to help coal plant
Residents of an eastern Montana city are being asked to limit their water use so one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western U.S. can continue to safely …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Tugboats move into place to re-float oil rig in Scotland
Two tugboats have moved into place to re-float an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
Avista should ask for smaller rate increases in 2017, commission staff says
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 7:49 a.m.
Colder winter, higher gas rates help boost Avista 2016 earnings
A colder winter and higher natural gas rates have helped boost Avista Corp.’s earnings this year, the utility reported today.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Chevron loses $1.47 billion as slump in oil prices persists
Battered by a deep slump in worldwide oil prices, Chevron posted its third straight quarterly loss, a setback that shoved the company’s shares lower on Friday.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Washington attorney general’s office opposes Vancouver oil terminal
The Washington Attorney General’s Office has come out against a crude oil terminal being proposed in Vancouver.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline
The company that wanted to build the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project.
Fri., June 24, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Oil train moratorium sought by Washington Gov. Inslee
Gov. Jay Inslee called for a moratorium on oil trains traveling through Washington on Friday afternoon.