A dozen Democratic senators have written to President Barack Obama, asking him to put a stop to Arctic drilling after Royal Dutch Shell finishes its exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea this season, The Hill reports.
A senior consultant for Exxon Mobil told a panel Thursday that moving now to access oil under the Arctic Ocean would guarantee the country’s energy supply when U.S. shale reserves are tapped out decades into the future, FuelFix reports.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have given the oil industry an additional 10 months next year to cut down on the reduction of wasteful flaring of natural gas but also implemented a stiffer long-term benchmark.
The decision Thursday by the state Industrial Commission pleased neither the industry nor environmental groups, but regulators said it's a give-and-take aimed at putting more natural gas on the market to the benefit of both energy companies and consumers.
The multimillion dollar TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program, authorized and funded by Texas lawmakers to examine any links between earthquakes and disposal wells in the state, is gearing up its operations, Rigzone reports.
The oil industry is seeking to highlight its investments in greenhouse gas emissions reductions as the Environmental Protection Agency begins soliciting public input on regulations to cut methane emissions by as much as 45 percent over the next decade.
In a report released Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute touted $90 billion in total industry GHG mitigation investment from 2000 to 2014. The investments included renewable energy technology, efficiency upgrades, methane and carbon capture efforts and increased use of cleaner-burning fuels.
Pioneer Natural Resources is the second U.S. firm, after Enterprise Products, to begin exploring how to take advantage of the end of the U.S. oil export ban and could begin shipments by the middle of next year, The Hill reports.
Two competing initiatives designed to give Florida residents a constitutional right to rooftop solar energy are running out of time without enough signatures yet to make next November's ballot, the Naples Daily News reports.
SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer in Buffalo this week to call the five-year extension of a federal tax subsidy "super important" to the continued growth of the solar power industry, The Buffalo News reports.
Continued concerns about oversupply forced oil prices downward early Wednesday, nearing an 11-year low already reached once this week. London Brent fell 31 cents to $37.05 a barrel while U.S. crude remained unchanged at $37.50, Reuters reports.
A group of researchers at MIT, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Colorado have developed a new computer microchip that uses optical technology and creates the potential to make future computer data centers more energy efficient, the journal Science reports.
A Japanese court on Thursday rejected safety concerns and approved letting Kansai Electric Power, the country's second biggest utility, restart four nuclear reactors shuttered since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, Reuters reports.