The White House on Monday gave federal agencies a three-year deadline to review a $3.5 billion highway and rail project targeting a key Interstate 5 hub in the Pacific Northwest, one of four projects the Obama administration marked for expedited permitting.
A leading environmental group released a report Monday arguing that the U.S. Department of the Interior shouldn’t approve Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans to drill for oil in the Arctic until regulators and the industry develop better response capabilities and learn more about the region’s environment.
Oil and gas company Gaither Petroleum Corp. on Friday launched a suit in Texas state court over a troubled joint venture, alleging that a business partner is trying to dodge its share of expenses incurred in the development of an oil field.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed a trio of bills into law that aim to chip away at costs for small-scale solar energy development in the state, including a measure that exempts commercial solar energy equipment from sales taxes.
Ncondezi Coal Co. Ltd. is pushing forward with plans to add an 1,800-megawatt coal-fired power plant to its $376 million planned Mozambique thermal coal mine, thanks to a feasibility study that confirmed the viability of the power project, the company announced Monday.
Precious metals financier Franco-Nevada Corp. plunked down a $1 billion advance payment for gold and silver from Inmet Mining Corp.’s Cobre Panama project, which will help Inmet finance its share of the $6.2 billion mine, the firms announced Monday.
Texas oil and gas company Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP said Monday that it will sell its Western U.S. assets to private equity-backed Tallgrass Energy Partners LP for $1.8 billion, satisfying antitrust conditions for its $21 billion acquisition of El Paso Corp.
BAA Airports Ltd. has agreed to sell Stansted Airport near London in order to fend off regulators' antitrust concerns following the British company's latest unsuccessful appeal of the matter, the company announced on Monday.
Two weeks after angering Iraqi officials by buying into oil projects in semi-autonomous Kurdistan, French energy firm Total SA is at it again, agreeing Monday to take a minority stake in an early-stage Kurdish field for $48 million.
Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC agreed Monday to swap interests, plus $450 million, in two massive liquefied natural gas developments in Australia trading upstream risk in two of the world’s most expensive and ambitious energy projects.
The $5 billion plan to replace New York's Tappan Zee Bridge took a step forward Monday when lawmakers on a state transit council voted to make the project eligible for federal money after three officials initially had put off giving their seal of approval because of concerns about the project's apparent lack of mass transit.
China's Ministry of Commerce said Monday that six renewable energy projects in the U.S. are in violation of World Trade Organization rules covering state subsidies and trade barriers.
Solar power companies are well positioned to compete for U.S. Army energy contracts worth $7 billion over the next 10 years, considering the solar-friendly terrain around bases and the attractive pricing of renewable energy projects as utility-scale development slows and competition for projects increases, experts say.
Natural gas gatherer Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP has broken into the liquids side of the business, inking a $625 million deal with its general partner Loews Corp. to jointly acquire private equity-backed pipeline outfit PL Midstream LLC, the buyer announced Friday.
NRG Energy Inc.'s New Jersey Power Development LLC, one of three companies granted charters to build natural-gas-fired power plants under a state pilot program, lost a legal challenge on Friday to stop the state's Board of Public Utilities from making public its price bids for providing energy to customers.
A coalition of green groups and energy industry players joined together Wednesday to support carbon offset trading provisions in California's cap-and-trade program that are under legal attack by environmental groups that say the provisions could undermine the entire initiative
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is standing by its decision to punish offshore drilling contractors that violate safety regulations, issuing guidelines Thursday on how it will carry out enforcement actions against companies hired by lessees and rig operators.
A series of environmental regulations affecting coal power plants could increase electricity prices and strain grid reliability in some regions, but likely not to the extent Republicans and industry groups claim, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Thursday.
Contractors working to build a $20 billion petrochemical plant for Dow Chemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. — the biggest single-phase project in history — have applied for a loan of more than $100 million from the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the bank said Friday.
Australian pipeline giant APA Group on Friday ratcheted up the pressure on private equity-backed rival Pipeline Partners Australia Pty. Ltd., boosting its bid for Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund Inc. to a potential AU$1.39 billion (US$1.45 billion) and pushing the target company to issue an ultimatum to PPA.