Stories tagged: gas
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 …
Tue., 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.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 1:56 p.m.
Analysis: If Exxon Mobil were a country, it would be the world’s 41st largest economy
Exxon Mobil isn’t just any company – it’s a giant. It may be better to think of it as something more akin to a state – and Rex Tillerson might …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
Fight brewing over how U.S. plans to use public lands in West
U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
Rising oil prices not expected to drastically hurt U.S. consumers
OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Albertsons launches gas rewards program
Grocer Albertsons launched a gas rewards program nationwide Wednesday, according to a news release. Albertsons shoppers can earn points to save up to $1 per gallon at Safeway gas stations, …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 4:48 p.m.
Premium gas provides no benefit to cars that use regular, AAA study finds
Research by AAA has found that motorists wasted $2.1 billion in 2015 buying premium gasoline for cars that don’t require it.
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, 7:32 p.m.
Gas prices up, stations running out in South after pipeline spill
Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged …
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 6:09 p.m.
Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …
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.
Thu., July 21, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Idaho officials want gas and oil production records sooner
The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission wants to know sooner and in more detail what companies are producing in the state.
Thu., June 2, 2016, 3 p.m.
OPEC states fail to reach deal on production
OPEC countries failed Thursday to agree on measures to influence crude supplies and prices – a missed opportunity to show the resolve that for decades let them set how much …
Thu., May 12, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
U.S. proposal would cut methane emissions sharply
The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a push by President Barack Obama to …
Fri., 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 …