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  • Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

    Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation
    SHAFTER, Calif. — A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig...
  • Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

    Saving the Mojave from the solar threat
    After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my "flat hat" this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our country's...
  • Liberty Power grows far from home

    It's not often a company sets up in a place where it can't do business. But Fort Lauderdale-based Liberty Power Corp. has grown into the largest minority-owned electricity retailer in the U.S., with sales now topping $700 million per year, and it...
  • Gas-drilling impact fee raises record $224.5 million

    The state's 2-year-old impact fee on drilling of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells will generate $224.5 million this spring, according to Gov. Tom Corbett's administration. That money, which will be distributed to local governments and some state...
  • Hungary hints that 20-month rate cut cycle nearing end

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's central bank signaled it has pushed interest rates almost as low as it can for now with a cut to 2.6 percent on Tuesday, saying a sharp worsening of market sentiment could prevent any further cuts. The bank has slashed...
  • Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project

    Hoyer, O'Malley administration spar over Eastern Shore wind project
    In a duel of sorts between two of Maryland's top Democrats, U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer went to Annapolis Tuesday to press for legislation opposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley that Southern Maryland officials insist is needed to protect their region's prized naval...
  • Colorado's new drilling rules seen as making an impact in Texas

    Colorado's tough, new air pollution rules for the oil and gas industry were approved only a month ago, but they're already making an impact in Texas, where lawmakers and energy companies have long-resisted tightening air standards. Several companies have...
  • Energy companies lobby to protect oil-tank farms

    ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp. and other energy companies are lobbying the Florida Legislature this spring to ensure their fuel terminals – the large petroleum tank farms typically found around the state’s seaports – can't be zoned...
  • Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers

    Md. regulators launch investigation into rate increases by energy suppliers
    Maryland regulators have launched an investigation into the practices of several energy suppliers in the wake of winter rate spikes that drew howls of complaints from customers. The state Public Service Commission ordered five companies to demonstrate...
  • FPL proposes a new solar pilot program

    Florida Power & Light Co. on Wednesday proposed a pilot program that would build community solar energy projects — some with panels spanning the size of half a football field — in select cities including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach....
  • Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]

    Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]
    In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...