Darling International Inc. and a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corp. are planning to form a joint venture to produce renewable diesel fuel from animal fats on a site adjacent to Valero's St. Charles refinery near Norco, La.
The Tennessee Valley Authority has established a $40 million fund for economic development of the locality where a billion-gallon coal ash spill from one of its plants occurred in December 2008, prompting the Environmental Protection Agency to conduct a wide-scale review of coal ash sites across the U.S.
A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's ruling that approved the actions of the U.S Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management in its agreement with now-bankrupt Asarco LLC to exchange thousands of acres of land near an Arizona mining complex.
Having failed to find a buyer for the unprofitable facilities, bankrupt Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. has won the right to abandon oil and gas production assets near Alaska's Cook Inlet — despite opposition from government regulators over potential environmental liabilities.
Australia's massive $43 billion Gorgon energy project has finally taken off, now that the three joint venture partners — Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC — have given their final investment approval.
Noble Energy Inc. may soon be sailing out of the North Sea, having put its European subsidiary on the market in an effort to divest assets some analysts have valued at $600 million.
Oil and gas company Continental Resources Inc. intends to offer $300 million in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes in a private placement to eligible purchasers, the company announced Monday.
Attorneys representing a class of about 12,000 motor fuel dealers that won a $1.075 billion settlement in a breach of contract suit against Exxon Corp. over alleged wholesale overcharges are pressing the court to speed up distribution of about $55 million to the plaintiffs.
Kenneth Lee, former associate counsel to President George W. Bush, has left Washington for Los Angeles to join Jenner & Block LLP as a partner.
A Wisconsin appeals court has reinstated negligence claims against utility holding company Alliant Energy Corp., reversing a lower court decision that dismissed Alliant from a stray voltage suit based on evidence that a subsidiary, and not Alliant, had provided electrical service to a dairy farm that allegedly damaged the herd.
General Electric Wind Energy LLC has sued U.S. Customs and Border Protection, accusing the agency of levying an improperly high tariff on its 77-meter wind turbine blades because of a misclassification of the product in the tariff schedule.
Natural Resource Partners LP, which owns and manages mineral reserves across the U.S., has signed an agreement to acquire 200 million tons of coal reserves in Illinois for $255 million, the company said Thursday.
A federal judge has refused to dismiss a dispute related to Pentair Inc.'s acquisition of Wicor Inc., a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp., over whether the parent breached the stock purchase agreement and misrepresented in a warranty the money available for Wicor's workers' compensation reserve.
A lawsuit filed by seafood processors against Exxon Mobil Corp. over the interest rate for a settlement related to the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill has been stayed pending the end of connected state court litigation, in the latest development in a long-running fight.
A judge has approved bankrupt oil company TXCO Resources Inc.'s bid to transfer oil exploration and production rights in three Texas counties to Redemption Oil & Gas LLC, the company having quelled the fears of a group of mineral lien holders who had objected to the transfer.
FMC Technologies Inc. plans to buy Direct Drive Systems for about $120 million, in a deal the energy technology services company expects to close in the fourth quarter of 2009.
The Sierra Club and other environmentalists opposed to construction of the Alberta Clipper pipeline from Canada to Wisconsin have lost an attempt to get work on the project halted temporarily.
Canada-based international law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP has added six senior lawyers from London-based Howard Kennedy with global expertise in energy and mining projects — as well as aviation, insurance, international trade and arbitration — to its London offices.
Chevron Corp.'s Australian arm has locked down long-term sales and purchase agreements with three Asian companies to provide 3 million tons per year of liquefied natural gas from the energy giant's stake in the massive $50 billion Gorgon development off of Barrow Island in Australia.
A federal judge has rejected a request from investors for a preliminary injunction barring asset transfers from oil and gas exploration startup PetroMed Corp. and its various affiliates, saying that investors may be better off if the companies can use the assets — mainly Israeli drilling licenses — to generate returns.