Corporate Sustainability

Michael Bloomberg called 'bullsh*t' on this energy technology

Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken environmentalist and former New York City mayor, had some harsh words for carbon capture and storage, the unproven technology that proponents say will turn fossil fuels into "clean" energy sources.<p>"Carbon capture is total bullshit" and "a figment of the imagination," …

Renewable Energy

Oil pipeline spill pollutes North Dakota tributary

BISMARCK, N.D. – A 1,050-gallon oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota polluted a tributary of the Little Missouri River but was prevented from flowing into the larger waterway by its fast-moving current, a state Health Department official said Tuesday.<p>An estimated 756 gallons of oil and 294 …

Pipelines

Liquefied Natural Gas Is All the Rage in the Trump Administration - Bloomberg

The White House has a new darling in the energy sector: liquefied natural gas.<p>U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that approval of the …

Trump Administration

Wood Buffalo rejects Nexen's $19.6-million request for tax relief for non-operating upgrader

Wood Buffalo municipal staff recommended council reject the request for tax relief for the Long Lake upgrader<p>Wood Buffalo municipal council rejected …

Taxes

Kentucky coal company to invest in putting an enormous solar farm on a strip mine

The Berkeley Energy Group and EDF Renewable Energy say they are setting up plans to build the “first large-scale solar project in Appalachia,” …

Renewable Energy

From the Archives: Santa Fe Springs oil well fires

On Sep. 16, 1928, a George F. Getty Inc. well exploded at the Santa Fe Springs oil fields, igniting a fire that burned for almost two months. According to a Los Angeles Times caption the next day, the shock wave from the explosion was felt more than a mile away.<p>This oil field fire was one of …

California

Trump To Sign Orders Expanding Oil Drilling, Reviewing National Monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national …

National Parks

Midwest timber industry welcomes tariffs on Canadian lumber

The upper Midwest timber industry is welcoming the Trump administration's announcement that it's imposing tariffs averaging 20 percent on softwood …

Business

Investor pressure grows on ExxonMobil over climate action

A growing number of investors are calling on ExxonMobil to report on the possible impact of climate policies on its...

Climate Change

Water fight erupts over Skyline mine expansion

The Wasatch Plateau is so perforated with tunnels and shafts that reservoirs are believed to leak into coal miners' underground chambers, resulting …

Water

Gazprom to receive funding for Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Five European energy groups will provide loans to contentious project

Utilities

Meet Paul Singer: The billionaire activist investor taking on BHP Billiton

Wall Street hedge fund manager has form when chasing high returns from distressed debt to corporate takeovers.<p>Mining giant BHP Billiton ought to be a …

Wall Street

Converting Coal Would Help China's Smog At Climate's Expense - Bloomberg

Beijing (AP) -- China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As …

Environment

Couple unswayed on pipeline as explosion anniversary nears

Out of sight, out of mind doesn't quite cut it for some Salem residents when it comes to underground pipelines.<p>"We came for peace and quiet. We …

Petroleum

'Significant pain' would follow from hoarding gas

Australia's most eminent economists have rubbished a proposal for a "gas reservation" policy under which 15 per cent of all gas produced would have …

Economics

'Pretty outrageous': Shareholders ask OSC to block Cenovus' $17.7 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips' Canadian assets

CALGARY – A shareholder is demanding a vote on Cenovus Energy Inc.’s blockbuster $17.7-billion deal to buy ConocoPhillips’ Canadian assets, and has …

Canadian News

Researchers tout more accurate way to measure oil sands air pollutants

Federal government scientists say they have devised an accurate way to directly measure air pollutants from oil sands mines and suggest industry estimates for certain harmful emissions have been much too low.<p>The research, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, …

Canada

Trump to sign executive orders on environment, energy this week: official

U.S. President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday.<p>“This builds …

Government

Coal production on the rise in Wyoming

Coal production in Wyoming has increased in the first three months of the year, but employment at coal mines in the state is still down by nearly 700 …

Wyoming

16 vintage photos of coal miners in America

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, coal has been used as a source of heat as far back as early humans walked the earth. It wasn't until the …

AOL

BP is reportedly closing in on a deal to limit its exposure to Canada's tar sands industry

BP is reportedly inching closer to a deal that would see the energy giant pull away from Canada's tar sands industry.<p>The energy giant operates three …

Tar Sands

Norway's Statoil plays down risks ahead of Arctic drilling

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located.<p>Despite opposition from environmentalists, …

Global Warming

Norway stocks higher at close of trade; Oslo OBX up 1.27%

Investing.com – Norway stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Durables And Apparel, Banking and Transport sectors led …

Stocks

How Many People Work in the Coal Industry?

August 2016: the crowd is buzzing, bristling with video-ready smartphones, waiting to catch Candidate Trump's big entrance. Hard rock is blasting, …

Travel Industry

Nord Stream 2 financing takes shape

Russian corporate giant Gazprom has announced that five European companies have pledged to provide long-term financing for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The controversial project is scheduled to be completed by 2020.<p>A group of five European firms confirmed Monday they would secure financing for 50 …

World News

Chilliwack residents seeks changes to Trans Mountain pipeline route

As Vancouver and Burnaby continue their court efforts to halt the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, some Chilliwack residents are trying to limit the pipeline’s impact by arguing for a different route, away from an important aquifer.<p>Earlier this month, Chilliwack residents were given notice by the …

British Columbia

Cuomo’s war on pipelines is crushing New York’s economy

When Team Cuomo blocked a gas pipeline this month, and another last year, we warned of the fallout. A new report out Monday puts a price tag on such …

Opinion

Exxon's Russian drilling rights denied as Trump distances himself from Kremlin

The oil giant repeatedly attempted to have Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waive sanctions.<p>Exxon Mobil's bid to drill in the arctic alongside …

Russia

Work begins on coal tar removal from former gas plant site

A utility company is preparing to dig up 75,000 cubic yards of soil near its former manufactured gas plant in downtown Flint to remove coal tar.<p>The …

Oil & Gas Industry

Labor fossil fuel policy: Lobby group's push to leave coal in the ground

Labor is poised to shake up its position on fossil fuels, with a key internal lobby group pushing for Bill Shorten to "start a global conversation" …

Sea Level