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  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885

    Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday that 659 rigs were seeking oil and 222 explored for natural gas....
  • Lesson of Santa Barbara oil spill: Leave petroleum in the ground

    Lesson of Santa Barbara oil spill: Leave petroleum in the ground
    Memorial Day marks the beginning of high beach season, but there are miles of coastline near Santa Barbara that will be out of commission this weekend thanks to a pipeline oil spill. This is how most offshore oil works: You drill miles off the coast,...
  • Vanguard Natural Resources to acquire Eagle Rock Energy

    Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal. The agreement was announced Thursday by the Houston-based companies. Vanguard Natural Resources will also assume $140 million of debt from Eagle Rock...
  • Fossil fuels as a financial bubble has oil companies wondering if they'll flame out

    DALLAS From gold to dot-coms, 1630's Dutch tulips to 2000's U.S. real estate, again and again the world's economies have been sucked into a period of intense enthusiasm followed by devastating financial losses. Now some financial analysts are asking...
  • Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

    The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels. No one...
  • NYSEG asking state officials for rate hike

    New York State Electric & Gas Corp. is seeking a rate hike. The utility is proposing an increase that would raise average residential electric bills by $8 a month and average residential natural gas bills by $10 a month. Increases could be higher or...
  • PUC approves plan to replace San Diego County natural gas power plant

    PUC approves plan to replace San Diego County natural gas power plant
    State regulators approved a plan to replace a 1950s natural gas power plant in northern San Diego County with a new version, sparking complaints from environmentalists that renewable energy options were being overlooked. The California Public...
  • Fabled ruins, artifacts of Palmyra, Syria, fall into hands of Islamic State

    Fabled ruins, artifacts of Palmyra, Syria, fall into hands of Islamic State
    Islamic State militants have entered the museum in the captured Syrian city of Palmyra, but there was no immediate word about the fate of precious artifacts or of the fabled ruins outside town, Syria’s antiquities chief said Thursday. The...
  • DEEP Bans Alcohol At Scantic River Park For 90 Days

    DEEP Bans Alcohol At Scantic River Park For 90 Days
    ENFIELD — The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said Thursday it has banned possession and consumption of alcohol at Scantic River State Park for 90 days in an effort to stop rowdy behavior and littering. "… Large...
  • CNG begins largest natural gas expansion project in 30 years

    Connecticut Natural Gas announced Thursday it has begun construction on a 10-mile natural gas expansion project in East Hampton, the company's largest such project in 30 years. The gas main will serve nine East Hampton schools and municipal buildings,...
  • Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval

    Bobcat hunting in Illinois receives Senate approval
    A measure that would allow hunting bobcats in Illinois has won Senate approval. The legislation sponsored by Carlinville Republican Sen. Sam McCann would allow the Department of Natural Resources to issue as many as 200 permits a year to keep the...