Stories tagged: energy
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 6:11 P.M.
Canada’s fading oil promise leaves U.S. majors struggling
Oil-sands investments in Western Canada that gobbled tens of billions of dollars over the past decade are proving an Achilles heel for some of the world’s biggest energy producers.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 8:05 P.M.
Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared by police
Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 5:14 P.M.
Report: Shutting Columbia Generating Station nuclear facility could save millions
A new study says Pacific Northwest utility ratepayers could save hundreds of millions of dollars if the Bonneville Power Administration and Energy Northwest close the region’s only commercial nuclear power …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 3:37 P.M.
Corps won’t extend deadline for protest camp disbanding
The Army Corps of Engineers says it won’t extend a deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment in North Dakota. The Corps early this month told …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 11:14 A.M.
Williams makes good on plan to double down in heart of shale
Williams Cos. is following through on a promise to unload assets and double down in a region of the U.S. where natural gas production is still booming: the Marcellus shale …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:55 A.M.
Big utilities try to tilt solar energy market in their favor
Indiana’s large utility companies want state lawmakers to pass a law that critics say would muscle out smaller competitors from the emerging solar energy market.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 5:06 P.M.
Solar industry clamors for workers as jobs climb by 25 percent
U.S. solar-industry employment in 2016 grew at the fastest pace in at least seven years, with growth in all sectors including manufacturing, sales and installations, as demand for clean power …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 7:48 P.M.
Trump’s vow to break from OPEC oil imports echoes old refrain
President Donald Trump’s pledge to make America independent from OPEC isn’t a new refrain in Washington. It’s not an easy task. It would mean replacing about 3 million barrels a …
TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2017, 2:58 P.M.
Small nuclear reactor design submitted for federal approval
An Oregon company has asked federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 8 A.M.
Oil terminal case: Tribe and environmentalists win major victory in state Supreme Court
A State Supreme Court ruling Thursday has opponents of a proposed oil storage and shipping facility at the Port of Grays Harbor claiming victory, but the company behind the proposal …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017, 7:10 P.M.
Court throws wrench in plans for big Washington oil terminal
The Washington Supreme Court has thrown a major wrench in plans for a big oil terminal in Grays Harbor, saying the project must be reviewed under a 1989 law passed …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
British Columbia approves oil pipeline to coast from Alberta
VICTORIA, British Columbia – British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that would allow oil exports to Asia. British …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 7:22 A.M.
Big oil hits sweet spot as projects reap rewards of recovery
Big Oil is poised to reap rewards this year as investments made before the crude-price slump pay off just as the recovery starts.
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 12:49 P.M.
For cheapest power on Earth, look skyward as coal falls to solar
Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.
MONDAY, JAN. 2, 2017, 8:16 P.M.
Energy companies and banks led rally on S&P 500 in 2016
In a year with no shortage of surprises and stomach-churning turns in the market, stock investors can feel pretty good about 2016.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 1:52 P.M.
Natural gas is 2016’s best-performing commodity amid cold blast
A polar blast that’s poised to sweep the U.S. has turned natural gas into the year’s best performer among major commodities. Frigid weather will sweep the western two-thirds of the …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 2:31 P.M.
License issued for Montana power storage project
Federal energy regulators have issued a license for a 400-megawatt central Montana power storage project that’s intended to supplement electricity from wind turbines and other sources.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 1:23 P.M.
Portland council bans new bulk fossil fuel terminals
The Portland City Council voted to ban new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 11:56 A.M.
Offshore oil disaster in Azerbaijan leaves 1 dead, 9 missing
Azerbaijani oil officials say one worker has been killed and nine others are missing after part of their offshore oil installation broke off in strong winds.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 1:44 P.M.
Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths
The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years – even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 4:10 P.M.
California governor seeks permanent ban on offshore drilling
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday asked President Barack Obama to permanently ban new offshore oil and gas drilling in the state before he leaves office.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 7:29 A.M.
Trump taps Rick Perry to head Energy Department
President-elect Donald Trump has picked Rick Perry to head the Energy Department, said two individuals familiar with the decision, seeking to put the former Texas governor in control of an …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 6:14 A.M.
Trump team asks about Hanford, national labs
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked about the Hanford vitrification plant in a questionnaire circulated at the Department of Energy, along with questions about the work of national laboratories …
SATURDAY, DEC. 10, 2016, 11:07 A.M.
Trump team’s asking for ways to keep nuclear power alive
President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers are looking at ways in which the U.S. government could help nuclear power generators being forced out of the electricity market by cheaper natural gas and …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 2:03 P.M.
Riverstone completes $1.8 billion buyout of Talen Energy, co-owner of Montana’s Costrip power plant
Riverstone Holdings LLC has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of Talen Energy Corp., the Pennsylvania company that is the operator and co-owner of Montana’s Colstrip power plant.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss
The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 8:30 A.M.
Saudi Arabia switches OPEC tack with eye on world’s top IPO
To understand why Saudi Arabia changed course and decided OPEC should go back to managing supply, look at two of the kingdom’s biggest policy challenges: the urgent need to plug …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 2:59 P.M.
USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state’s largest earthquake was recorded in September.
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Trump supports Dakota Pipeline and will review Obama’s rejection
The Dakota Access Pipeline should be approved and President-elect Donald Trump will review the decision to deny a permit for the project once it takes office, a spokesman for Trump’s …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 9:42 A.M.
Proposed Kalama methanol plant gets preliminary air permit
A $1 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington has received a key preliminary permit from air-quality regulators.