Home / Energy / Gas (page 10)

Gas

Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list

lesser prairie chicken

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said the move follows recent court rulings in Texas that stripped the lesser prairie chicken of federal protection. However, federal officials say ...

Read More »

Court affirms decision blocking frac sand mine

frac sand, U.S. Silica

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court has affirmed a decision blocking a frac sand mine in western Wisconsin. The Mississippi Land Connection and Timber Company LLC and Wisconsin Bluff Sands LLC filed an application for a permit for a mine in the town of Waumandee in 2013. The Buffalo County Board of Adjustment denied the application after hearing ...

Read More »

Activists hold march, rally to protest pipeline ‘tax’

pipeline, pipeline tax

BOSTON (AP) — Opponents of natural gas pipelines are urging Massachusetts lawmakers to bar utilities from passing on the costs of financing new pipelines to electric customers. Dozens of activists rallied at the Statehouse on Monday, wrapping up a 43-mile, four-day walk through areas where Spectra Energy hopes to build new pipelines. Several camped out overnight in front of the ...

Read More »

US rig count up 7 this week to 447

oil rig, rig count, Baker Hughes

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to 447. A year ago, 857 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 357 rigs sought oil and 89 explored for natural gas ...

Read More »

US rig count up 9 last week to 440

rig count, Baker Hughes

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine last week to 440. A year ago, 863 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 351 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas last week. ...

Read More »

Gas prices still dropping northern New England

gasoline, gas pump, gas price

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gas prices are dropping in northern New England. GasBuddy surveys show the average retail price in New Hampshire is $2.19 per gallon, down 3.2 cents from last week. The average price per gallon in Maine has fallen 2.9 cents to $2.29. In Vermont, the price went down 1.1 cents, to $2.30. The national average of $2.23 ...

Read More »

Group advises North Dakota budget use lower oil projections

North Dakota, budget projections

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An advisory group of North Dakota lawmakers, state officials and business leaders has recommended much lower projections for oil prices and production when crafting budgets. A dramatic drop in North Dakota tax collections due to depressed oil and farm commodity prices has North Dakota scrambling to make up for millions of dollars in potential shortfalls. State ...

Read More »

Judge approves deal in methane pollution lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An agreement between the U.S. government and environmentalists who sued over greenhouse gas emissions from federal oil and gas leases in Montana has been approved by a judge. U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order on Thursday finalizing the agreement. It allows drilling to proceed on two dozen oil and gas leases with only minimal ...

Read More »