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  • Murray Energy expects more than 1,800 coal mine layoffs

    Appalachian coal mining suffered a double blow Friday, as Murray Energy announced plans to lay off more than 1,800 miners, most from West Virginia, and Alpha Natural Resources told another 439 Mountain State miners they could be out of work. The...
  • Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

    The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents. Since 2009, the annual number of...
  • Up in flames: Inside or out, fireplaces add more than warmth

    Up in flames: Inside or out, fireplaces add more than warmth
    Our ancient ancestors believed fire was one of four elements (the others being earth, water, and air). And no wonder. Fire is elemental. It draws us in. "I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire," Jamie...
  • Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle W.Va. coal mine

    Alpha Natural Resources expects to idle a West Virginia coal mine that employs more than 400 workers. Alpha says it notified 439 workers on Friday that it expects to idle Rockspring Development's Camp Creek underground mine and processing plant in...
  • 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...