More than half of a $637.3 million project to overhaul Los Angeles' water system, including making major improvements to the L.A. Aqueduct Treatment Plant, will be financed with bonds, after a commission approved issuing $322 million in city bonds Tuesday.
Leading Dutch harbor towage company Smit Lamnalco has landed a $120 million contract to provide tugboat and marine support services for Exxon Mobil Corp.'s massive liquefied natural gas export terminal in Papua New Guinea, a Smit affiliate announced Tuesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Sierra Club lodged final briefs with the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday in their fight over permitting standards for particulate matter emissions, which the Sierra Club claims are in violation of the Clean Air Act.
After resolving a contract dispute with a Chevron USA Inc. affiliate, Solar Trust of America LLC received a Delaware bankruptcy judge's blessing on Wednesday to sell two developmental solar projects in California to separate buyers for a combined $20 million.
Just weeks away from sealing the year's biggest and thorniest cross-border merger, commodities trader Glencore International PLC got a surprise late Tuesday when a key shareholder of its acquisition target, Canadian miner Xstrata Resources PLC, said the $25 billion stock offer was too low.
The Abu Dhabi Airports Co. has awarded a $2.9 billion construction contract for its new airport terminal to a three-company joint venture that includes Arabtec Construction LLC, which has had a hand in several prominent projects in the United Arab Emirates.
White & Case LLP has picked up a new partner from Australian law firm Freehills to lead its global mining and metals industry practice group in Asia, adding transactional experience in the mining and energy industries to its Singapore and Hong Kong offices, the firm said Tuesday.
An Alaska federal judge on Tuesday refused to toss a preemptive challenge by two Royal Dutch Shell PLC units to potential suits by environmental groups like Greenpeace seeking to block their Alaskan oil exploration activities.
A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's inspector general found that embattled outgoing NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko used "intimidating and bullying tactics" on employees at the agency.
Washington lawmakers have carved out a tentative last-minute deal to prevent federal Stafford student loan interest rates from doubling to 6.8 percent before Sunday's deadline, and are nearing a deal on the highway transportation bill, according to Tuesday news reports.
Australia's legislature on Monday approved a new AU$10 billion ($10.1 billion) government-backed fund to finance clean energy projects, but critics in Parliament and the country's powerful mining industry threaten to kill the program before it gets off the ground next summer.
The Obama administration on Monday reportedly granted part of TransCanada Corp.’s request to build a U.S. leg of the contested Keystone XL pipeline, fulfilling a promise to expedite its regulatory review.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday touted plans to open Arctic waters to new oil and gas leasing, even as he acknowledged his agency could face environmental lawsuits if it approves Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s proposal to drill off Alaska’s coast in the coming weeks.
A consortium led by Qatar's petroleum project development arm filed a proposal with the British government Tuesday to construct a 500-megawatt combined heat and power plant that would help fuel Wales' South Hook Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal, the biggest regasification hub in Europe.
The D.C. Circuit rejected pleas Tuesday by Vermont and an advocacy group to review the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's renewal of an operating license for an Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. power station, finding the permit challengers waived their objection because they never brought it to the federal agency.
A Colorado federal judge Friday struck down a Bureau of Land Management plan to open the state’s Roan Plateau to oil and gas drilling, finding that the agency neglected to consider an alternative strategy for managing the lands as required under federal law.
The U.S. Department of the Interior voiced concerns Monday that Black Mountain Hydro LLC's proposed 1,000-megawatt hydroelectric plant could tax an already overstressed lake system in western Nevada, a criticism the developer took in stride Tuesday.
The Sixth Circuit on Tuesday said states can be considered market participants when engaged in contracts with private companies, finding that Michigan did not violate the commerce clause when it refused to open access to closed-off freeway ramps that lead to a cross-border bridge.
A U.K. oil facility previously operated by now-insolvent Petroplus Holdings AG will be refashioned into a terminal under a joint venture among Shell UK Ltd., Royal Vopak and Greenergy, the companies said Tuesday.
Chinese government-owned State Development & Investment Corp. will make a blockbuster $4.7 billion joint venture investment in domestic shale gas and coal projects as China attempts to ramp up shale gas production, according to news reports Tuesday.