TransCanada CEO Russ Girling told Bloomberg that activists opposing the Keystone XL pipeline have "hijacked" the permit review process, and confirmed that the company intends to continue pushing the pipeline even if the Obama administration rejects it.
Thousands have pledged to engage in civil disobedience and protests if the State Department's final National Interest Determination rules in favor of the Keystone XL pipeline, The New York Times reports.
In less than 12 years from now, the United States will have the ability to supply 100 percent of our liquid fuel needs from right here in North America.
Inconceivable just a few years ago, the energy self-sufficiency now within our grasp means reduced reliance on fuel from less stable regions of the world – a development with profound implications for our economic security and geopolitical dynamics.
TransCanada has launched a new series of advertisements to make the case for approving the Keystone XL pipeline, highlighting the expected reliability of Canadian crude compared to energy from the Middle East, The New York Times
The power substation in San Jose where a sniper attack last year raised concern about the security of the country’s grid has been breached again, according to Pacific Gas and Electric, which said thieves cut through a fence and stole some equipment, The New York Times reports.
A corn ethanol plant at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, which Valero Energy Corp. bought in March, has restarted, FuelFix reports. It is expected to boost the company’s output to 1.3 billion gallons a year, making Valero the country’s third-largest ethanol producer.
Oil looks set to finish out the week higher in the wake of another positive piece of data on the U.S. economy, news of an unexpected rise in consumer confidence. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery was up 66 cents to $95.21 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London Brent crude settled 35 cents higher to $102.81, Bloomberg reports.
Fighting in Tripoli may have been escalating, but in the east of Libya, the key oil port of Es Sider is once again getting a flow of crude from oilfields after exports there resumed last week following a one-year hiatus, an official told The Wall Street Journal.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., listed her parents’ home in New Orleans as her address in filing last week to qualify for the ballot in Louisiana, prompting some critics to question her residency status, The Washington Post reports.
Clean Air Act violations for the release of phosgene, methyl chloride and oleum at a West Virginia facility between 2006 and 2010 will cost DuPont $1.3 million in fines, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Justice Department said in announcing a settlement, The Hill reports.
A project to build a big $25 billion water tunnel system in Northern California poses water quality problems to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and a possible threat to smelt and salmon, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter accompanying comments posted online, the Los Angeles Times reports.