Stories tagged: energy
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 5:22 P.M.
Cheap gas revives the great summer road trip
Grab your sunglasses, a giant cup of coffee and prepare to hit the highway: 2016 is shaping up to be the summer of the road trip.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 8:27 A.M.
Raising Arrowrock Dam on Boise River fails federal feasibility study
Hopes of Idaho officials to increase the height of a Boise River dam to double water storage and also create enough space to handle a 500-year flood ran aground after …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 2:15 P.M.
Anti-oil protests coincide with blue heron nesting season
Thousands of people are planning to rally in Anacortes this weekend to protest the oil flowing from two refineries in the area.
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 12:08 P.M.
Senate approves $37.5B measure to fund energy, water
The Senate has approved a nearly $38 billion measure to fund energy and water programs for next year. It’s the first of 12 spending bills lawmakers must approve to keep …
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
Oil, gas industry challenges efforts to protect sage grouse
The oil and gas industry on Thursday challenged in federal court drilling restrictions imposed by the Obama administration to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 3:50 P.M.
Colstrip plant’s fate discussed by Montana governor, executives
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock convened a meeting at the state Capitol Wednesday with three Colstrip executives, as the debate over the coal-fired power plant plays out in his re-election campaign.
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016, 12:46 P.M.
Feds deny permit for Cherry Point coal-export terminal
SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Monday denied a permit to a $700 million project to build the nation’s largest coal-export terminal in northwest Washington state.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016, 1:43 P.M.
Stocks shake off earlier loss to close higher
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 79.92 points, or 0.5 percent, to 17,740.63. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,057.14 and the Nasdaq …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 2016, 12:19 P.M.
Cool winter boosts Avista’s earnings
A cooler winter helped boost Avista Corp.’s first quarter earnings, company officials said Wednesday.
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016, 10:46 A.M.
Halliburton, Baker Hughes look to future after merger scuttled
Two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration – Halliburton and Baker Hughes – have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 2016, 6:48 A.M.
Bakken oil field is source of global uptick in air pollution, study says
An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 12:15 P.M.
Chevron suffers quarterly loss, hefty job cuts are underway
Jolted by the slump in oil prices, Chevron reported on Friday a first quarter loss that was worse than Wall Street’s expectations, a setback that caused the company’s shares to …
FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2016, 8:06 A.M.
Exxon’s 1Q profit plunges 63 percent on lower oil prices
Exxon Mobil produced its weakest quarter in more than 16 years as lower oil prices pushed its profit down by 63 percent. Revenue tumbled 28 percent, and the oil giant …
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016, 8:02 A.M.
Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins, scientists say
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Exxon hikes dividend day after credit downgrade
day after losing its cherished AAA credit rating partly due to billions paid to shareholders, Exxon Mobil is raising its dividend again.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016, 11:20 A.M.
Stung by low oil prices, Exxon loses ‘AAA’ rating from S&P
Low oil prices have helped cost Exxon its pristine “AAA” credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, a label it held for over six decades.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 5:31 A.M.
Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming
The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 9:04 A.M.
Senate OKs bill to promote wide variety of energy sources
The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and …
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 3:22 P.M.
Stocks recover from early slump, close higher
The Dow climbed 106.70 points, or 0.6 percent, to close at 18,004.16. The last time the average was above 18,000 points was on July 20. The S&P 500 index added …
SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
The Motley Fool: Energy is out of favor, but promising
The Motley Fool Take The energy industry is going through some tough times, with oil and natural gas prices depressed. Midstream energy services specialist Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) has …
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
Exxon seeks to block subpoena over climate-change documents
Exxon Mobil Corp. is squaring off against government investigators who believe the energy giant covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016, 1:48 P.M.
BP chief suffers shareholder revolt over $20M pay package
British energy producer BP has suffered a revolt by shareholders who objected Thursday to increasing Chief Executive Bob Dudley’s pay package by 20 percent after profit plunged last year.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 3:34 P.M.
Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination
A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016, 3:08 P.M.
Two killed, one hurt in Texas gas pipeline accident
Two workers have been killed and another was hurt during a high-pressure release as the men repaired a South Texas gas pipeline.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
TransCanada: 16,800 gallons of oil leaked in South Dakota
TransCanada estimates that about 16,800 gallons of oil leaked into a field in South Dakota as part of a spill that has shut the Keystone pipeline down while officials investigate.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016, 2:52 P.M.
Ecology asking for comment on proposed oil-by-rail rules
The state Department of Ecology is proposing two new rules regulating the transportation of oil by rail in the state and wants public comment on both proposals.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 7:40 P.M.
Federal lawsuit seeks to stop deal between oilfield services firms
The Justice Department is suing to stop Halliburton from buying oilfield-services rival Baker Hughes, the latest effort by the Obama administration to block mergers that it believes enrich corporations but …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
Officials OK pact to tear down Klamath River dams
Endangered salmon blocked for nearly a century from hundreds of miles of the Klamath River in Oregon and California are expected to return en masse under unusual agreements signed Wednesday …
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 8:04 A.M.
Montana governor looking for new Colstrip owners
Montana’s governor is looking for a new ownership structure for one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the West to stave off its partial closure.