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  • Illinois should be cautious in allowing fracking

    It was good news to read that the Illinois bill to speed fracking (horizontal hydraulic fracturing) sponsored by state Rep. David Reis, R-Willow Hill, failed to get support and died. This is just another example of legislators attempting to introduce...
  • Charges dropped against parents living in squalid sailboat

    Charges dropped against parents living in squalid sailboat
    Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a couple who were found living with their two boys aboard a cold, filthy sailboat in the Magothy River this winter. Sherri Kelly, 44, and John J. Kelly, 53, initially were charged with failing to send...
  • BP says we have 53.3 years of oil left

     
    Okay, okay, okay - it's not as bad as that headline says it is. First of all, even if we did only have 53.3 years of oil left, it'd represent a 1.1-percent improvement over last year's estimate, to 1.69 trillion barrels of oil left. But more importantly,...
  • Car Hits Hartford House, Severs Natural Gas Line

    HARTFORD — A car struck a house at 171 Capen St. Thursday afternoon, severing a natural gas line and prompting evacuations of several homes. The crash occurred about 5:50 p.m. City police and firefighters shut down traffic and kept people away from...
  • Exclusive: First U.S. condensate cargo up for sale in Asia as ban eases

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A U.S. energy company launched a broad effort this week to find buyers for the first ever U.S. exports of condensate, an ultra-light oil, signaling the start of what could be a growing trade as demand grows worldwide. One week after...
  • Study links Oklahoma earthquake swarm with fracking operations

    Oklahoma has seen a boom in two things in recent years: oil and gas production and earthquakes. To many residents, the timing says it all. Before the oil and gas industry started drilling so many underground injection wells, they say, it was rare to...
  • AG: Peoples Gas rate hike request should be slashed

    AG: Peoples Gas rate hike request should be slashed
    Chicago's primary natural gas company shouldn't receive a rate hike that would increase bills by 22 percent, the state attorney general told regulators Wednesday. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the utility is inefficiently run and that it has...
  • Md. offshore wind auction set

    Md. offshore wind auction set
    Continuing the Obama administration's effort to launch a U.S. offshore wind energy industry, federal officials announced Wednesday that they will auction off the rights next month to build huge turbines off Maryland's coast. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean...
  • Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire

    Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire
    Two businesses and a park were evacuated when an underground natural gas line caught fire Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County officials said. BGE crews were working to shut off gas after firefighters were called at 1:07 p.m. to the line in the 6900...
  • Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry

    Robbins residents dig in against proposed quarry
    It was a grand plan for tiny Robbins: a massive quarry and mining operation, a therapeutic horse farm and parks, development along the channel, maybe even a chain drugstore and new housing. The project, as laid out in three phases, would consume about a...
  • Mexico oil contracts set to be delayed: official

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The first big set of contracts for oil and gas development in Mexico are likely to be delayed a few months, an energy ministry official said on Tuesday, after disagreements in Congress over detailed legislation to underpin them....