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North Dakota commits more than $5M toward CO2 research

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Industrial Commission has committed more than $5 million toward research aimed at storing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants. The University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center...

 

Iowa plant manager wants to convert food waste into fuel

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa city is working to become the first in the state to convert food waste from restaurants, groceries and homes into renewable fuel for vehicles. Muscatine Water Pollution Control Director Jon Koch has been...

 

Noise is biggest source of oil, gas complaints in Colorado

Denver (AP) — Noise is the biggest source of oil and gas complaints among residents in the state of Colorado. During the past eight years, as houses and well pads inched closer across the state, complaints to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation C...

 

Sales fail for batteries aimed at utility efficiency

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — A startup company is giving up plans to build boxcar-sized batteries that help power companies save energy or shift to wind and solar power. Alevo Manufacturing Inc. informed state officials Friday that it was immediately...

 

Pressure mounts on officials weighing pipeline projects

Richmond, Va. (AP) — Pressure is mounting on Virginia officials to slow or reconsider the water quality certifications they intend to issue for a pair of natural gas pipeline projects. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2weTFJn )...

 

Halt ordered on study of health threat from surface mines

Morgantown, W.Va. (AP) — Federal mining regulators have told the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to halt its study of the health risks for people living near Appalachian surface coal mines. The Interior Department's Office...

 

NTSB: Worker urged evacuation before Minnesota school blast

Minneapolis (AP) — A maintenance worker at a Minneapolis school that partially collapsed after an explosion earlier this month had smelled natural gas and used a radio to tell others to evacuate less than a minute before the blast, according to...

 

Ohio governor not backing bailout for state's nuclear plants

Oregon, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich said Monday that he can't see supporting a proposed financial rescue that FirstEnergy Corp. maintains is needed to keep alive the state's two aging nuclear plants. He said it's up to the utility to figure out...

 

Wyoming museum preserves larger-than-life oil boom years

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A sign outside the Salt Creek Museum in the town of Midwest tells you the Salt Creek Oil Field was once the largest oil producer in the world. Another proclaims the first lighted football game in 1925. Small towns and camps...

 

Court rules New York had power to deny key pipeline permit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a decision held up as an affirmation of the right of states to reject major oil and gas infrastructure, a federal court ruled Friday that New York acted properly when it blocked plans for a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from...

 

US rig count decreases by 3 this week to 946

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by three this week to 946. A year ago, just 491 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 763 rigs sought oil and 182...

 

Gulf of Mexico oil lease sale: $121M in high bids

New Orleans (AP) — Oil and gas companies offered $121.1 million in high bids on 90 Gulf of Mexico tracts at a federal lease sale. Wednesday's sale was the first since 1983 to offer every available tract in the Gulf. Companies bid on far fewer...

 

North Dakota officials concerned with rise of gas flaring

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — Natural gas flaring at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota has increased for the third consecutive month, raising concerns with state officials. The capture of natural gas at well sites statewide was...

 

Appeals court voids pipeline safety order for Exxon

Little Rock, Ark. (AP) — An appeals court has voided an order that would have required Exxon Mobil to revise its pipeline-safety procedures after a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued the...

 

Fugitive sought for dumping radioactive oilfield waste

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A fugitive who escaped custody in Wyoming four years ago has been added to a list of U.S. environmental crimes fugitives and is being sought by investigators for illegally dumping radioactive oilfield waste in North Dakota in...

 

Powerley Pilots Energy-Driven Smart Home with BC Hydro

Royal Oak, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2017--Powerley today announced that BC Hydro, a leading Canadian utility based in British Columbia, has launched a consumer pilot of the Powerley platform to households equipped with smart (AMI) meters. By...

 

Gas prices dip in Maine, Vermont but still higher than NH

Concord, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices have dropped a bit in Maine and Vermont, but they're still higher than prices in New Hampshire. The latest survey from GasBuddy shows average retail gasoline prices in Maine fell 1 cent per gallon in last week,...

 

North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators offered Monday to settle state allegations that the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline improperly reported the discovery of American Indian artifacts during construction. The state...

 

Federal government halts drilling at North Dakota well site

Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — The federal government has halted the drilling of oil wells near a North Dakota resort boat ramp at the request of the Three Affiliated Tribes. The well site is separated from the Van Hook Resort boat ramp by a barrier wall,... Full story

 

Average US gas prices jump 8 cents thanks to crude costs

Camarillo, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 8 cents nationally over the past three weeks, to $2.40. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the spike results from higher...

 

Wyoming uranium producers wait out industry downturn

Casper, Wyo. (AP) — On a recent morning, the Nichols Ranch mine was quietly leaching uranium from rock formations buried hundreds of feet beneath the surface of the Powder River Basin. A handful of employees slept in a trailer outside the plant...

 

Oil tanker crash snarls traffic on New Jersey Turnpike

Chesterfield Township, N.J. (AP) — A fiery crash involving an overturned oil tanker has snarled traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike. The accident occurred shortly before noon Sunday near milepost 56.9 in Chesterfield Township. The tanker driver was...

 

Small-scale wind energy projects in Ohio still in demand

Columbus, Ohio (AP) — Despite moves made by Ohio's legislature to thwart the development of large-scale wind farms, there's still a steady demand for small wind energy installations to power factories and small businesses. These smaller projects,...

 

Oil company works to contain leak in Alaska's North Slope

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska (AP) — A Texas-based oil and gas company that last year said it discovered at least 6 billion barrels of oil under its land in northern Alaska is cleaning up more than 7,000 gallons (26,500 liters) of oil that leaked from a...

 

Beware at the pump: Black market fuel is making millions

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A black market for diesel and gasoline has rapidly spread around the nation, with organized crime gangs using fraudulent credit cards to siphon millions of dollars in fuel from gas stations into large tanks hidden inside...

 

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