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California regulator: State's utility "too big" for safety?

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Repeated natural-gas accidents — including a pipeline explosion that killed eight people — suggest that Pacific Gas & Electric Co., California's largest power utility, may be too big to operate safely, the state's top utility regulator says. Full Story

House Approves Bill to Fast Track Natural Gas Pipelines

posted on January 23, 2015 at 2:20 PM

The Republican-controlled House has easily passed a bill designed to expedite the approval of natural gas pipelines. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

Shale Gas Line to the Northeast Gets Federal Nod

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Federal energy regulators have approved a $700 million pipeline project designed to bring cheap Marcellus Shale natural gas from Pennsylvania into high-priced markets in New England and New York. Full Story

Fracking to be permitted in GW National Forest

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Over the objection of environmental groups and Virginia's governor, a federal management plan released Tuesday will allow a form of natural gas drilling known as fracking to occur in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast. Full Story

Study: Natural Gas Surge Won't Slow Climate Change

posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Full Story

New York Top Court Okays Local Gas-drilling Bans

posted on July 3, 2014 at 9:26 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a... Full Story

Kansas residents concerned about pipeline eruption

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance. Full Story

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy

posted on May 2, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Economists: U.S. Exports of Oil and Natural Gas Would Benefit Economy
The Associated Press surveyed private, corporate and academic economists on a range of issues. Of the 30 economists participating, nearly 90 percent responded that more U.S. exports of oil and natural gas would benefit the economy. Full Story

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)

posted on May 2, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)
Full Program: A key barometer of the rural economy soars to its highest level in three years. Economists say increased U.S. oil and natural gas exports would help the economy. Lethal tornadoes batter the south, while persistent rains delay planting in the Corn... Full Story

Push for Ethanol Continues as President Leaves Biofuels out of State of the Union

posted on February 3, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Push for Ethanol Continues as President Leaves Biofuels out of State of the Union
The final push before the comment period on cuts to RFS ethanol mandates closed Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Bob Dinneen joined Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad and IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw for the 8th annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. T.... Full Story

Study: Methane leaks from gas drilling not huge

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says. Full Story

NY Court Hears Arguments On Fracking Bans

posted on March 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

In the past few years, more than 50 New York municipalities have banned gas drilling, and more than 100 have enacted moratoriums on drilling activities. Full Story

Jobs Dominate Obama's State of the Union Address

posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Jobs Dominate Obama's State of the Union Address
President Obama delivered his annual State of the Union speech this week, calling for action on jobs, deficits and other of his lofty goals. Full Story

Grant Delayed To Turn Natural Gas Into Fertilizer

posted on August 24, 2012 at 12:48 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A $1 million grant intended to promote the manufacture of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer was delayed while North Dakota officials sought more information about the project. The state Industrial Commission on Monday... Full Story
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