Stories tagged: gas
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas
Thousands of homes in the northeastern Groningen province are facing reinforcement or even demolition because of hundreds of small tremors caused by decades of gas extraction.
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Oil and gas leases sold beneath Montana coal mine
A Wyoming company has purchased federal leases that would allow it to explore for oil and gas beneath the site of a Montana coal mine.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
New Oregon law says motorists can pump their gas – sometimes
An Oregon law passed nearly seven decades ago banned drivers from pumping their own gas but now that’s changing – in some cases. The new year ushered in some modifications …
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Police: Boise car thief arrested after running out of gas
State police say a Boise car thief was arrested after the pickup truck he stole ran out of gas and a trooper stopped to help.
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017
Regulators Avista rate hearing set for Coeur d’Alene
Idaho state regulators will take public comments Tuesday on requested rate increases by Avista Corp.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 4:52 p.m.
Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate panel moves ahead
Oil and gas drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is moving ever closer after a nearly four-decade political standoff.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:19 p.m.
Oil prices are up now, but surge might be short-term
Oil prices have jumped by about one-third since the summer on signs of stronger economic growth around the world and fear of instability in the Middle East.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:13 p.m.
Alaska lawmaker sees financial boon in refuge drilling
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her legislation to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling would generate $2 billion in royalties over the next decade – …
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 5 p.m.
Interior to offer largest oil and gas lease sale in U.S.
The Interior Department said Tuesday it will propose the largest oil and gas lease sale ever held in the United States – nearly 77 million acres in the Gulf of …
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:27 a.m.
Energy surge sends U.S. consumer prices up 0.5 pct.
U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, the largest increase in eight months. The result reflects another big jump in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030
In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Avista seeks to lower natural gas bills in Idaho
Avista is proposing to lower natural gas bills for Idaho customers by just over $1 per month, effective Nov. 1. Natural gas prices are adjusted each fall to take fluctuations …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
U.S.-backed SDF says it took Syria’s largest gas field from IS
U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured Saturday the country’s largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 1:33 p.m.
Avista asks state regulators rate adjustments
Avista is asking Washington regulators for several rate adjustments that, if approved, would raise electric rates slightly and decrease natural gas rates.
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Public speaks up as Avista considers raising rates
Avista’s top five executives made in excess of $10.5 million in 2016, and the company reported net income of $83.9 million in the first half of 2017.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Harvey’s impact on local gas minimal
Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic flooding have halted production at Gulf Coast refineries, virtually guaranteeing spikes in gas prices across the country – but Inland Northwest residents shouldn’t expect to …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Gas prices rise, flights stall as Hurricane Harvey nears
Refinery operators along the Texas Gulf Coast are hunkering down for Hurricane Harvey, while motorists far from the storm’s path are also feeling the effects as gasoline prices rise.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Hurricane raises flooding, power loss fears for Texas oil refiners
The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Iran signs $5B gas deal with France’s Total, Chinese firm
Iran on Monday signed a $5 billion agreement with France’s Total SA and a Chinese oil company to develop its massive offshore natural gas field, the first such deal with …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 1 p.m.
Montana businessman charged with wire fraud
A Montana businessman has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and nine other federal charges after being charged with taking more than $2 million from people who believed they were …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:17 a.m.
Oregon self-service gas bill heads to governor’s desk
Pumping your own gas – anytime day or night – may soon be an option in nearly half of Oregon’s 36 counties.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
OPEC committee recommends nine-month oil-cuts extension
OPEC and its allies came one step closer to agreeing to extend their oil supply deal after a ministerial committee recommended another nine months of cuts.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Shell CEO says climate change is real, but energy demand growth is ‘unstoppable’
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, took time to speak to The Washington Post on May 17 during a visit to Washington, and he touched on …
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era rule on drilling
Environmentalists notched a rare win in the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday as a GOP effort to reverse an Obama-era rule restricting harmful methane emissions unexpectedly failed.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
EPA chief delays methane rule at behest of oil and gas firms
The Environmental Protection Agency is again moving to derail Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution from the fossil fuel industry.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Workers plug Alaska North Slope oil well that leaked gas
An oil well leaking natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope has been successfully plugged, according to private and government responders.
Sat., April 15, 2017, 8:34 p.m.
Alaska oil well leaking gas in northern part of state
A federal official says crews in Alaska are ready to shut down an oil well that is misting natural gas on the frozen North Slope, but officials say it’s too …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Idaho oil and gas industry growing; new potential areas eyed
The amount of severance taxes generated by Idaho’s oil and gas industry is getting close to paying what it costs the state to regulate that industry.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
Feds agree to delay penalties for automakers failing to meet fuel efficiency goals
Federal regulators acted Wednesday to postpone penalties automakers would face for failing to meet congressionally mandated miles-per-gallon goals.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: City official excited about University of Idaho research pointing to cheaper gas
From our archive, 100 years ago The possibility of making gas – the kind used in gas lamps – from wood instead of coal had local officials optimistic about cheaper …