The derailment Friday of a train carrying crude oil through Alabama has reinvigorated a debate over the safety of rail transport, inspiring pipeline advocates to push for expansion of pipeline infrastructure, National Journal reports.
A Bloomberg analysis of the 10 largest Canadian oil companies found many are trailing their foreign competitors in environmental reporting even given increased scrutiny of oil sands production, Bloomberg reports.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement selected the University of Houston, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas to launch the Ocean Energy Safety Institute using $5 million in federal start-up funding, FuelFix reports.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Amnesty International accuses Nigeria's biggest petroleum producer, Shell, of manipulating oil spill investigations and documents in cases where the rights group says the company has wrongly reported on the cause and volume of pollution devastating the Niger Delta and made false claims about cleanup measures.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian company has applied to build the largest oil pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch and will soon begin courting oil producers to reserve space, a key step in a $2.6 billion project that would move millions of gallons of oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court heard dueling arguments Monday on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlement for compensating victims of its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said in an accident report that the lack of an effective safety culture at Black Elk Energy led to last year's fatal platform explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, FuelFix reports.
Democratic governors from eight East Coast states are set to petition the Environmental Protection Agency to increase air pollution regulations on nine Midwest states, citing cross-state winds that blow pollutants into their states, The New York Times reports.
Industry and state government experts say the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed cut to blending levels in next year's Renewable Fuel Standard could result in the closure of as many as 20 ethanol plants in the Midwest, the Lincoln Journal Star reports.
Energy-conservation lobbying groups the Alliance to Save Energy and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy urged the Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize energy efficiency in its greenhouse-gas regulations at existing power plants, National Journal reports.
Proponents and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are boosting lobbying efforts and public campaigns as they await the State Department's environmental analysis expected to play a key role in the final decision, Bloomberg reports.
As the Obama administration moves closer to a final decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, time is running short for Canada to offer a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions as a bartering chip for the project's approval, Reuters reports.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will finalize its rules limiting ship speed in certain regions in East Coast waters to prevent collisions with endangered North Atlantic right whales, The Hill reports.
China's National Development and Reform Commission said the country is already facing threats from extreme weather and is weakly prepared to deal with more devastating impacts of climate change, Reuters reports.
The Environmental Integrity Project said in a report that the current boom in natural gas production from shale would eventually increase carbon-dioxide emissions in related industries by 91 million tons per year, E&E reports.
In an interview with FuelFix, former Mexican President Vicente Fox said he's "optimistic" that Mexico's Congress will approve constitutional reforms that would open the nation's energy markets to outside investment.