A Brazilian federal judge on Friday reinstated environmental licenses for the railroad portion of mining giant Vale SA's $4 billion transport infrastructure expansion and stayed an injunction that had shut down work on the project for more than a month.
New York regulators said Friday that Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., owned by U.K.-headquartered National Grid PLC, can issue up to $1.6 billion in new, long-term financing to improve its debt picture and fund the construction of a new upstate plant.
Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Monday it would push back oil drilling plans in the Arctic following a series of regulatory delays and technical setbacks, a decision experts say will discourage future offshore projects in the region, even as regulators vow to support Shell's ongoing exploration activities.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday denied a bid by a NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage-owned pipeline operator to allow an exception to its rate ceiling after energy giants including Chevron USA Inc. and Anadarko Energy Services Co. argued that such a waiver would unfairly distribute market power.
A territorial Inuit review board signed off Friday on a proposal from Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. to build a multibillion-dollar iron ore mine, rail and port operation at the top of North America, after laying down nearly 300 conditions to minimize the environmental impact of the project.
A Maine environmental group on Monday told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that analysis of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal doesn’t examine how the project could disturb toxins in a northeastern bay, potentially contaminating sea life and harming local food supplies.
Sunoco Inc. and its partners on a 40,000-barrel-a-day pipeline project anchored in West Texas won approval Friday from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way for the line's development and negotiations with prospective shippers.
Hiscock & Barclay LLP has lured an oil and gas attorney with expertise in shale development from her post as The West Firm's regulation and litigation practice chair for its Albany, N.Y., office, the firm revealed Monday.
Louisiana energy company EPL Oil & Gas Inc. has agreed buy some of Hilcorp Energy Co.'s shallow water oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico for $550 million, nearly doubling its proven energy reserves, EPL said Monday.
Japan's government-backed energy and mining investor on Friday committed more than $500 million to help Inpex Corp. and JGC Corp. buy into a Canadian shale gas project, the latest in ramped-up equity commitments for the bank, known as JOGMEC.
Solid waste disposal company Waste Connections Inc. will fork over about $1.3 billion for fellow waste firm R360 Environmental Solutions Inc., it said Monday, giving it entry into booming oil and gas plays in need of infrastructure and services as activity ramps up.
Nationalized Argentine oil and gas company YPF SA inked an agreement with Chevron Corp. on Friday to develop a vast shale play in western Argentina, part of the South American country's $37.2 billion plan to boost hydrocarbon production over the next five years.
The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama will appoint two lawyers, including K&L Gates LLP litigator William Shaw McDermott, to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the agency overseeing construction of the $5.6 billion D.C. airport rail extension that was recently labeled "dysfunctional" by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Pipeline safety regulators proposed $68,000 in fines against Enbridge Inc. on Friday for failing an inspection of a crude oil pipeline in Ohio — a slap on the wrist that comes as the company has faced intense scrutiny for a series of recent pipeline accidents.
The Republican-dominated House on Friday approved the "No More Solyndras Act," a bill that would pull the plug on the U.S. Department of Energy's much-maligned programs that have provided more than $30 billion in loans to dozens of renewable energy projects, some of which have gone bankrupt.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday hiked its alternative diesel fuel mandate for 2013 by more than a quarter, raising the total volume of biodiesel required in U.S. diesel fuel markets to 1.28 billion gallons.
A West Virginia federal judge on Thursday refused to grant an injunction pending appeal in a suit challenging a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mountaintop removal permit issued to Highland Mining Co., finding that the environmental groups that brought the suit are not likely to win on appeal.
The California Senate leader on Thursday announced plans to hold several meetings in the coming months to consider overhauling the California Environmental Quality Act, a month after he abandoned a controversial proposal aimed at curbing lawsuits brought under the state's core environmental law.
An Alaska federal judge on Thursday allowed a coalition of environmental groups to immediately appeal to the Ninth Circuit his refusal to dismiss a preemptive challenge by two Royal Dutch Shell PLC units to potential suits seeking to block their Alaskan oil exploration activities.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a $3.5 billion overhead line that will carry 3,500 megawatts of clean energy from western Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas to the southeastern U.S., project developers said Tuesday, kicking off service agreement negotiations with potential customers.