SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard says protesters opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic will have to stay in safety zones when a drill rig arrives in Seattle.
Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers says a Seattle-bound drill rig and a heavy-lift vessel are expected to arrive in Port Angeles later this week, though an exact day wasn't known. She says when the rig and vessel enter Elliott Bay off Seattle protesters will have to stay 500 yards away from a moving vessel and 100 yards from one that is anchored.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city.
The spill late last week sent workers with the state-owned oil company scrambling to limit damage, and four of Villahermosa's water treatment plants were shut down as a precaution.
The United States is on track to become a net energy exporter by 2030 while keeping its energy-related carbon emissions below 2005 levels - even without new regulations on power plant emissions, a new report says.
The Energy Information Administration's 2015 Annual Energy Outlook, which forecasts trends through 2040, projected that under several scenarios the U.S. would become a net natural gas exporter within the next two years.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil rose on indications that U.S. oil production in places like North Dakota is beginning to slip as a result of a sharp pullback in drilling activity in recent months.
Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.38 to close at $53.29 a barrel in New York.
Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries, rose 50 cents to close at $58.43 in London.
Norfolk Southern shares slumped five percent after forecasting disappointing first-quarter results as demand for coal shipments for export fell. Shares fell $5.24 to $99.63. The railroad company reports results on April 29.
The Energy Information Administration, in its annual forecast of U.S. energy trends, projects that the U.S. will become a net exporter of natural gas by 2017.
In its Annual Energy Outlook for 2015, EIA said total net U.S. energy imports would continue to decline over the coming years, and will ultimately end by 2030, as domestic gas and oil production expands and consumption sees modest growth of .30 percent through 2040.
Though the agency expects domestic production growth to decline after 2020, petroleum imports would account for just 17 percent of total supply in 2040, down from 33 percent in 2013.
The report, which forecasts energy trends through 2040, also addressed energy-related carbon emissions, projecting that U.S. levels would stay below 2005 levels. The report did not take into account the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan.
With the Keystone XL pipeline still delayed, Transcanada has filed with the State Department to get approval for the Upland Pipeline, which would bring Bakken crude north to Saskatchewan, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A unanimous ruling from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit leaves in place Environmental Protection Agency regulations on heavy truck efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, The Hill reports.
Word that Russia, Norway and possibly Saudi Arabia are ramping up oil production pressured prices Friday. U.S. benchmark crude dropped 1 percent, or 59 cents, to $57.15 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while in London Brent gained 43 cents to $65.28 a barrel, a new five-month high, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin Power & Light has formally asked state regulators to approve a new gas-fired plant that will cost $750 million, alongside a solar facility intended to generate 2 megawatts, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Two Democrats – Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania – have introduced comprehensive mine safety legislation intended to beef up regulatory enforcement and close loopholes in the 1952 Federal Coal Mine Safety Act, WVPN reports.