LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two energy companies are halting a massive underground pipeline project for Kentucky that drew heavy opposition from residents and environmentalists.
Williams Co. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners said in a web posting Monday that they were not able to assemble a large enough customer base for the natural gas liquids that would be delivered by the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A small fire burned at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant Monday, five days after an explosion forced the evacuation of a nearby town and shut down the facility.
The fire has shrunk considerably since the blast and workers at the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Williams Partners facility were allowing the blaze to burn to consume remaining gases, according to a company spokesman.
"It's completely under our control. It's not damaging any equipment," said the spokesman, George Angerbauer. "We have personnel on site who are assessing the rest of the facility to determine operability and what it will take to get us back up and running."
Representatives of Slovak pipeline operator Eustream and Ukrainian operator Ukrtransgaz are set to sign an agreement Monday on sending gas from the EU into Ukraine, after hammering out terms over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill after a two-week recess ready to resume work on election-year priorities, including support for natural gas exports, while the House's tax chairman starts moving on expired tax breaks.
The scheduled business meeting on Tuesday by the House Ways and Means Committee will take up bills to make permanent six tax breaks, including the basic and energy research tax credit that would be worth $155.5 billion over 10 years.
SEATTLE (AP) — A big explosion and fire destroyed three buildings, damaged several others, sent debris flying for blocks and jolted people awake early Friday in a Washington town, firefighters and North Bend residents said.
About the only good news was the time — 3:45 a.m. — when few people were in the business district of the Cascades foothills town about 30 miles east of Seattle.
"We are very, very fortunate that it happened in the early morning. If it was two hours later, the street would have been very busy," said Josie Williams, public information officer for Eastside Fire and Rescue.
TransCanada –- the company that would build and operate the proposed Keystone XL pipeline – has filed a request with South Dakota to have the state reissue certification for the project since the original has expired, The Hill reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued greenhouse gas permits to Castleton Commodities subsidiary CCI Corpus Christi for its planned condensate splitter plant and bulk petroleum terminal in the Texas city, FuelFix reports.
With the dollar down ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting this week, U.S. benchmark crude recovered from intraday losses. West Texas Intermediate gained 65 cents to settle at $92.92 a barrel on the Nymex in active trading, while in London the October contract for Brent crude wrapped up 46 cents down at $96.65, Bloomberg reports.
In a letter Monday posted in full as an ad in The International New York Times, 160 activists urged foundations to use their financial muscle to avert climate change by investing in low-carbon energy, divesting from fossil fuels and, as shareholders, pressuring companies from pursuing new reserves, E&E reports.
The Obama administration has consistently refused to put a moratorium on leasing public land to mining firms, as well as taking other steps at odds with Republican claims it has waged a war on coal, The Boston Globe reports.
Severe black lung disease was back up to 3.2 percent of the population of miners in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky in 2012 compared to a low of 0.4 percent in 1998, according to a study published Monday in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Duke Energy is committing to installing three solar facilities in North Carolina as well as signing power purchase deals with five other new solar projects in the state, for a total of 278 megawatts of capacity at a cost of $500 million, the Charlotte Business Journal reports.
The United Nations-sponsored climate summit in New York next week will play host to 125 heads of state including President Barack Obama, but not the leaders from Russia, China, Canada, India and Australia, according to a document the UN released over the weekend, The Hill reports.
Successful tests – in Canadian Maritime Provinces and in the U.S. as well -- point to the use of electric water heaters and space heaters linked to the grid through wireless controllers as a cheap method of storing excess energy like that generated from wind power, E&E reports.
Texas Board of Education member David Bradley will be pushing a skeptical position on climate change when new textbooks are due to be adopted in November, and he’ll apparently have a lot of material to choose from, National Journal reports.