Stories tagged: natural gas
UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 3:07 p.m.
Iraq is planning a $53 billion megaproject with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to use seawater from the Persian Gulf to boost oil production, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Avista’s natural gas customers in Eastern Washington and North Idaho aren’t affected by Tuesday’s pipeline explosion in British Columbia at this time, company officials said.
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Avista Corp. is asking regulators for permission to decrease natural gas rates for Idaho customers, effective Nov. 1. If approved, a typical household was save about 34 cents on a …
Sat., July 21, 2018, 10:02 a.m.
Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses Saturday by between 33.3 and 75 percent, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country’s economy battered by …
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 8 a.m.
Natural gas is now the nation’s leading source of electricity. It is abundant and cheap, which has not only crippled the coal industry but has also affected virtually every other …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, 4:11 p.m.
Avista customers will pay less for natural gas this winter as a result of lower wholesale prices.
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Company officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota and reduce wasteful flaring of excess gas.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 6:30 a.m.
If the recent cold snap has your furnace running constantly, take heart. Local residents could get a modest break on their heating bills this winter from lower natural gas prices.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Energy Department decisions approving three projects to export liquefied natural gas, a boost for the Trump administration’s strategy to increase energy production and …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Avista’s natural gas customers in Washington will get a slight break on their bills beginning Nov. 1.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Exxon Mobil vows to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from its natural gas drilling operations.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China Sea.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Avista is asking Idaho regulators to approve a slight increase in natural gas rates, effective Nov. 1.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A $1 billion methanol plant proposed for the Port of Kalama in southwest Washington has received a key preliminary permit from air-quality regulators.