Stories tagged: energy
Mon., April 3, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska’s southern Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, but it’s unclear how much crude poured into the …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
So when President Donald Trump lifted a federal coal leasing moratorium and ordered a review of greenhouse gas regulations, the announcement electrified many workers here who depend on fossil fuels …
Wed., March 29, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday visited an Arctic archipelago, part of Russia’s efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the oil-rich region.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Westinghouse, one of the most storied names in the nuclear energy business, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the future of the nuclear power industry and leaving …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Experts say coal’s biggest problem isn’t a shortage of the fuel to dig or even climate change regulations but cheap and abundant natural gas. Gas prices dropped as advances in …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
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.
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said …
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Avista Corp. is considering a second solar project to meet customer demand for renewable energy.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 10:15 a.m.
Spanish energy company Repsol says an oil reserve of 1.2 billion barrels has been identified in Alaska’s North Slope, which the company is the largest onshore discovery in the United …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for oil to flow as soon as …
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Exxon Mobil is spending $20 billion through 2022 to expand its chemicals and fuel-making capacity in Texas and Louisiana to transform U.S. shale oil and natural gas into products for …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
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: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
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: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
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: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
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., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:55 a.m.
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: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
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: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
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 …
Tue., Jan. 17, 2017, 2:58 p.m.
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.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
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: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:01 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Big Oil is poised to reap rewards this year as investments made before the crude-price slump pay off just as the recovery starts.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
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.
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
In a year with no shortage of surprises and stomach-churning turns in the market, stock investors can feel pretty good about 2016.
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
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.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1:23 p.m.
The Portland City Council voted to ban new bulk fossil fuel storage facilities in the city.