Stories tagged: natural gas
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Audit planned on natural gas wells on Idaho endowment lands
Idaho is starting what officials say is the state’s first ever audit of natural gas and oil wells on state lands to make sure the state is getting its fair …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Settlement approved in 2016 Seattle natural gas explosion
The state’s largest energy utility will pay at least $1.5 million for a natural gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood last year.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Portland utility suspends effort on new natural gas plants
Portland General Electric has suspended its effort to get permits for two new natural gas-fired power plants in eastern Oregon.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
Oregon port vote is latest local action on fossil fuels
Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
China and U.S. reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas
Beijing will open its borders to U.S. beef, while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to landing on American supermarket shelves under a U.S.-China trade agreement.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Trump takes aim at western monuments with oil riches
Bears Ears National Monument in Utah boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Saudi Arabia now controls the largest oil refinery in North America
The Port Arthur refinery in Texas is North America’s largest oil refinery, and as of this week Saudi Arabia controls all of it. With the stroke of a proverbial pen, …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Groups sue to keep drilling ban in Arctic, Atlantic waters
Environmental and Alaska Native groups sued Wednesday to overturn an executive order by President Donald Trump that could lead to expanded petroleum drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Trump orders review of national monuments
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 2:25 p.m.
Owner of leaking Alaska pipeline to halt natural gas flow
The governor of Alaska says the owner of an underwater pipeline leaking processed natural gas will temporarily shut down gas production that feeds into the line.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Bill altering regulation of oil and gas moves to Idaho House
An Idaho legislative panel has advanced a bill that significantly alters the state’s rules on natural gas and oil production to the full House for amendments.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Idaho lawmakers eye changes to natural gas and oil rules
A bill intended to make significant changes to how Idaho regulates the state’s developing natural gas and oil industry has been introduced in the House Health and Welfare Committee.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: New company planning to pipe natural gas 100 miles from Benton County to Spokane
The general frenzy in America over oil and gas riches had spread to Eastern Washington.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Study: Idaho natural gas and oil taxes below many states
Idaho’s effective tax rate on natural gas and oil production is less than half the average when compared to eight other producing states.
Fri., 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 …
Mon., 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.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
‘Extremely dangerous’ levels of natural gas force evacuation of Safeway store
A Safeway grocery store on North Hamilton Street was evacuated Tuesday morning after firefighters detected “extremely dangerous” levels of natural gas in the air inside the building, Spokane Fire Assistant …
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 8:02 a.m.
Portland considers ban on new fossil fuel terminals
The Portland City Council is considering banning new major fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers will get slight break on their winter heating bills
Avista Utilities’ Idaho customers will get a slight break on their heating bills this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices for natural gas.
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Colorado officials to visit Oregon about proposed pipeline
Western Colorado officials will travel to Oregon next week to advocate for a project that would carry natural gas from Colorado to the Pacific Rim.
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 5:04 p.m.
Avista seeking decrease in natural gas rates in Idaho
Avista Utilities has proposed a 7.8 percent reduction in natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Avista’s Idaho customers could get break on natural gas bills
Avista’s Idaho customers could get a break on their natural gas bills, beginning Nov. 1.
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Trump wrongly says nation is short of coal, fact checker says
Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American’s fossil fuel industry – coal in particular.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 4:54 p.m.
Energy bill prospects dim in dispute over drilling, drought
Congressional efforts to approve the first major energy bill in nearly a decade are in jeopardy amid a partisan dispute over oil drilling, water for drought-stricken California and potential rollback …
Sat., 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.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man
A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that …
Tue., March 1, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Chesapeake Energy ex-CEO McClendon indicted
Aubrey McClendon, the former chief executive of Chesapeake Energy Corp., has been indicted for conspiring to rig bids to buy oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Avista seeking rate hikes for Washington customers in 2017 and 2018
Avista is asking for permission to raise electric and natural gas rates for its Washington customers beginning in 2017, citing rising capital costs, which include a portion of the repairs …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
U.S. seeks to limit methane gas ‘flaring’ at drilling sites
The Obama administration on Friday proposed new rules to clamp down on oil companies that burn off natural gas on public land.