A report from the European Commission warns that Bulgaria, Finland and Estonia may face severe natural gas shortages should Russia move to cut shipments for six months, The Wall Street Journal reports.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California Public Utilities Commission member who was involved in secret email exchanges with the state's largest utility said Wednesday he is recusing himself from several matters related to the company.
Mike Florio said in a brief notice that he is removing himself from an ongoing rate case involving Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and investigations related to a PG&E pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the city of San Bruno in 2010.
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, the largest U.S. pipeline company, posted a third-quarter profit of $976 million on strong performance from pipelines and terminals, up from $697 million in the same period last year, Reuters reports.
Vladimir Putin warned that natural gas shipments to Western Europe through Ukraine will continue to face problems without the development of alternative routes, including the planned South Stream pipeline, Reuters reports.
Texas-based NuStar energy and Mexico's Petroleos Mexicanos today announced plans to build a cross-border pipeline to carry liquefied gas and refined fuels into Mexico, with plans to operate in late 2016, FuelFix reports.
A new study published in Seismological Research Letters suggests that hydraulic fracturing caused nearly 400 unnoticed earthquakes in eastern Ohio, including 10 strong enough to temporarily halt drilling activity under current state law, The Associated Press reports.
According to a study commissioned by the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee, an alliance of labor and energy industry interests, natural gas production in the Marcellus shale formation has created more than 45,000 construction jobs, The Hill reports.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, said his state is making strides in limiting the amount of natural gas flared at shale oil sites, touting projects in development to convert gas to plastics and fertilizer, The Associated Press reports.
Israel is negotiating multi-billion dollar agreements to supply some of its Arab neighbors with natural gas, a development the country's foreign ministry says could help improve Israel's relations and reputation after this summer's war in the Gaza Strip, Bloomberg reports.
The controversial Waters of the U.S. rule has won approval from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Science Advisory Board, in a review released Thursday that said the proposed measure had “strong scientific support,” according to The Hill.
Reports that Saudi Arabia supplied less oil to the global market in September than it did the month before helped to push oil prices higher Thursday. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery jumped 2 percent, gaining $1.57 to settle at $82.09 on the Nymex, while in London Brent crude picked up $2.12 to finish at $86.83, Bloomberg reports.
Companies that provide equipment and services for oil drillers could lower their fees to maintain market share in the face of falling crude prices, Occidental CEO Stephen Chazen told a conference call Thursday, following an announcement that his company’s profits dropped 24 percent in the third quarter, Bloomberg reports.
Already a big wind farm operator, Warren Buffett could push his investment into renewables up to $30 billion as he continues pouring more money and looking for more acquisitions for Berkshire Hathaway Energy, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Michigan’s clean energy production -- encouraged by the 2008 Clean, Renewable and Efficient Energy Act -- is dominated by wind power, according to a brief from the Pew Charitable Trusts, MLive.com reports.
Stanford University professor Rosemary Knight is using electrical resistivity tomography, or ERT, to study the extent to which salt water has been replacing fresh water that’s pumped out of the ground for drinking and agriculture along the central California coast, E&E reports.
During Wednesday night’s gubernatorial debate in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the study on the health impacts of fracking, which was started back in 2012, should be completed before the end of the year, WIXX reports.
With workers on strike at French nuclear power plants -- which are all operated by EDF -- the country had to import electricity instead of exporting it, as capacity was cut by 6.5 gigawatts early Thursday, Platts reports.