Congressional Republicans on Thursday challenged the track record of a renewable energy stimulus program the Obama administration has heralded as a success, calling on two top officials to turn over information on the program’s job creation and accounting.
Shell Chemical LP inked an option agreement Thursday to purchase a zinc smelting site in Pennsylvania, meaning the state may become the home to Shell's highly anticipated, multibillion-dollar ethane cracker.
Following the defeat of a similar amendment earlier this week, a bipartisan group of seven U.S. senators led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Thursday proposed a two-year extension of the wind energy production tax credit set to expire at the end of the year.
The Mississippi Supreme Court told state regulators Thursday to give more details supporting their approval of a $2.9 billion coal-fired power plant, agreeing with the Sierra Club that too little is known about the unproven gasification technology backed by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Sierra Club and the Gulf Restoration Network sued the Mississippi Development Authority on Wednesday to keep it from implementing new rules that allow offshore drilling near the barrier islands on the Gulf Coast.
A General Electric Co. unit has entered into a consortium with several gas companies that will pump more than $174.5 million into pipeline operator Howard Energy Partners to help it acquire Meritage Midstream Services' Eagle Ford assets, the company announced Thursday.
Oil and gas explorer Noble Energy Inc. has signed a deal worth $23 billion to sell gas from an offshore Mediterranean Sea field to Israel's only electric utility, the company said Thursday.
Kinder Morgan Inc. on Thursday agreed to ease the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust concerns over its planned $21 billion acquisition of El Paso Corp. by shedding several natural gas pipeline systems and other assets in the Western U.S.
A top U.S. Department of the Interior official on Wednesday rejected claims that agency policies had driven down oil and gas production on federal lands last year, attributing the trend to changes in the energy market.
Following a breakdown in settlement talks, a federal judge on Wednesday reopened the U.S. government's suit accusing Ohio of reneging on a 1948 land agreement by allowing coal mining beneath a flood control reservoir.
A U.S. Department of the Treasury grant program may have contributed to a staggering uptick in solar energy installations in 2011, and the industry should continue its strong growth despite the program's expiration, according to a report released Wednesday.
General Electric Co. urged federal regulators Wednesday to approve Cheniere Energy Inc.'s $10 billion plan to build the first U.S. liquefied natural gas export facility in Louisiana, a project that will likely tap GE as a contractor.
A bill that opens the door for Iowa utilities like power giant MidAmerican Energy Co. to pass along the cost of developing nuclear power plants to consumers is headed to the full Iowa Senate for review after clearing committee Tuesday night.
The U.S. Senate passed a $109 billion surface transportation bill on Wednesday, with measures to finance new infrastructure projects and reduce traffic emissions as well as a handful of amendments, including one that would send oil spill fines against BP PLC to Gulf Coast states.
The Australian government has granted production licenses for the Ichthys subsea liquefied natural gas project, a $34 billion joint venture between Japan's Inpex Corp. and French oil giant Total SA, Inpex said Wednesday.
A federal agency on Monday called for increased scrutiny of the potential for a proposed 2,000-megawatt pump storage hydroelectric project to interfere with the base flow of Arizona's Verde River and affect endangered species like the bald eagle.
Natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. has launched another midstream partnership — its second in three weeks — to build a $900 million processing complex in the eastern Ohio Utica region, the company said Monday.
The $109 billion transportation bill the Senate passed Wednesday includes a measure that aims to stop the government from evading an obligation to give preference to American-made products for public infrastructure projects that receive federal funds.
Arizona-based First Solar Inc. has purchased all stakes in a public-private, 20-megawatt solar power project in Maryland, the buyer said Wednesday, continuing its bid to expand the company's national reach.
The Texas Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an inverse condemnation case between the city of San Antonio and a property company seeking compensation for a storm water project it says would devastate its land in the event of a major flood.