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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Spokane gas prices rise slightly after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Gas prices in Spokane rose about 3 cents a gallon in the days following attacks on two Saudi oil refineries, according to data from GasBuddy.com.


Marathon Petroleum combines midstream operations for $9B

Marathon Petroleum Corp. is merging two of its oil and gas pipeline, transportation and storage operations for $9 billion.


Exxon’s 1Q profit tumbles 49% partly on higher spending

Exxon Mobil’s first-quarter profit fell by half to $2.35 billion, its worst quarter since late 2016, as the company spent more on oil production and was hit by lower margins …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019

Exxon, Chevron raise production forecast in Texas-New Mexico

The fracking boom is gaining speed in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, as Exxon Mobil and Chevron are primed to sharply boost oil production in the …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018

Cyanide leak at Spokane aerospace factory contained; no one hurt

About a dozen workers at a West Plains aerospace plant that manufactures aircraft brakes were forced to evacuate Monday afternoon after sensors detected a poisonous gas leak.


Trump lifted ethanol restriction in gasoline. Here’s what it means for your car and more

Gasoline with containing 15 percent ethanol is not currently allowed to be sold in most places during the summer months out of concern it produces more ground-layer ozone or smog, …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 15, 2018

U.S. eyes West Coast military bases for coal, gas exports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of …


Residents allowed to return to homes after gas explosions

Residents in communities north of Boston that were rocked by natural gas explosions were given the green light Sunday to return to their homes.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions destroy homes

A series of gas explosions an official described as “Armageddon” killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities …


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.


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.


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 …


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.


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

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

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

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 – …


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 …


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

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.


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

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 …


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.


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

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 …


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.


Hurricane raises flooding, power loss fears for Texas oil refiners

The biggest fears for Texas refiners in the


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 …


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 …


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.