An anti-nuclear activist group has sued the U.S. Department of Energy seeking to halt work at a biotoxin research facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, alleging that the government has not prepared adequate analyses of the facility's environmental impact.
President Obama announced Thursday that he has appointed green energy advocate Jon Wellinghoff to serve as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and revealed his nominees for key energy and labor jobs.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has pushed ahead in its effort to create a smart grid for the nation's electrical transmission system, releasing a proposed action plan that sets forth key standards for power plants.
The U.K.'s High Court of Justice ruled Friday that French oil giant Total was responsible for a 2005 blast at a British fuel depot, putting the company on the hook for £750 million ($1.1 billion) in claims related to the biggest peacetime explosion in the history of Europe.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is challenging a decision approving a controversial project for a liquefied natural gas terminal in western Oregon, joining two states and several environmental groups already appealing the case.
The Colorado Senate is expected to have a final vote early next week on new natural gas and oil drilling environmental rules after they were approved by a joint legislative committee, putting the rules on a path to go into effect April 1.
Natural gas distributor Energy West Inc. has sued the United States Power Fund LP for allegedly reneging on an agreement for Energy West to take over a $4.5 million loan the investment fund had provided to another energy company to develop a natural gas pipeline in northern Maine.
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would reduce the tariffs on imported ethanol and ensure parity with the nation’s ethanol blender subsidy.
Oil and gas exploration companies Crusader Energy Group Inc. and Energy Partners Ltd. have warned investors that they are short on cash and overdrawn on certain credit accounts and may be forced to file for bankruptcy protection as they continue to suffer amid reduced consumer demand and the past year’s sudden drop in energy prices.
The European Commission has sent preliminary antitrust objections to Eni SpA, warning the Italian energy giant that it may have abused its dominant market position by allegedly hoarding capacity in its international natural gas transmission pipelines.
President Obama has picked Harris Wiltshire & Grannis LLP managing partner Scott Blake Harris to serve as general counsel for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Utility companies Constellation Energy Commodities Group and PPL Energyplus have settled a dispute over contracts for nitrogen oxide permits that PPL had stopped honoring in light of an appeals court's decision to vacate the Clean Air Interstate Rule.
On the 20th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, energy, oceans and ecosystem experts urged members of Congress to safeguard against another eco-disaster in the process of implementing a long-range plan to tap energy sources from the Outer Continental Shelf.
A federal district judge has handed a former senior attorney with Allegheny Energy Inc. a mixed ruling in her bid for summary judgment in a case charging the powerhouse with age and gender discrimination as well as retaliation.
The plaintiffs in a case accusing Shell Oil Co. of aiding the Nigerian government in human rights abuses in the 1990s have failed to produce a list of witnesses who allegedly have direct knowledge that the company was involved in the killing and torture, Shell's attorneys say.
Oil refiner Valero Energy Corp. is now also an ethanol producer. A bankruptcy court Wednesday approved the company's $477 million bid for seven refineries auctioned by VeraSun Energy Corp., which also sold its remaining nine refineries to secured creditors for $516 million.
A federal judge has ordered Mayo Energy Partners LLC to pay more than $2 million as part of an agreed dismissal of a suit brought by Sandridge Energy Inc. that accused the foreign energy company of failing to pay nearly $3 million for oil and gas exploration services performed by Sandridge.
The European Commission agreed Wednesday to accept RWE Group's offer to sell its German gas transmission network to assuage concerns that the company abused its dominant power over the gas markets in that country.
A federal appeals court has denied Public Service Electric and Gas Co.'s petition to review Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders on a new model for pricing electricity, shutting down the power company's bid to alter a provision of the model.
Whipstock Services Inc. has settled an infringement suit it filed against Key Energy Services Inc. over a patent that relates to wellbore window milling, and last week filed suits against Schlumberger Ltd. and Smith International Inc. over the same patent.