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API: US petroleum demand for March highest since 2007 April 20, 2018 - US petroleum demand reached 20.6 million b/d in March—the highest level since 2007, according to the latest monthly statistics of the American Petroleum Institute. To satisfy demand, US refineries utilized 91.5% of their capacity—a record for the month of March—and Full Story
Mountain Valley Pipeline proposes extension into North Carolina April 20, 2018 - Pittsburgh-based Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC proposed a 70-mile extension of the interstate natural gas pipeline to central North Carolina. The MVP Gateway Project would receive gas from the main pipeline in Pittsylvania County, Va., and ship it to Rockingham and Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count gains another 5 units to reach 1,013 April 20, 2018 - The US drilling rig count gained another 5 units to reach 1,013 during the week ended Apr. 20, data from Baker Hughes indicate. The report shows an overall increase of 156 units from year-ago levels. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil closes above $68/bbl April 19, 2018 - US light, sweet crude oil prices for May and June jumped by nearly $2/bbl on the New York market Apr. 18 to settle above $68/bbl while Brent for June delivery gained about the same in London to settle above $73/bbl. Full Story
Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico April 19, 2018 - The blackout occurred as Puerto Rico legislators debate a bill that would privatize the island's power company, which is $14 billion in debt and relies on infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average. Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout Full Story
SiemensGamesa secures 77 MW wind project with MidAmerican Energy in the U.S. April 18, 2018 - MidAmerican Energy announced its Wind XI project in 2016. This $3.6 billion project, when complete in 2019, will add up to 2,000 megawatts of capacity, and produce enough wind energy to power more than 840,000 average Iowa homes. SiemensGamesa secures Full Story
Winter drilling in Alaska ‘promising’ for ConocoPhillips April 18, 2018 - The Houston-based company announced it had concluded 2018 winter program and that three appraisal wells supported a previously announced estimate of at least 300 million barrels of oil at its Willow Discovery leasing area within the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Winter Full Story
How many wind turbines are needed to power the world’s major cities? April 17, 2018 - Researchers estimate that wind farms have the technical potential to produce up to 40 times the electricity the world consumes, but still they provide only 4 percent of the world's electricity. How many wind turbines are needed to power the Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent oil prices fall on international uncertainties April 17, 2018 - Crude prices climbed to more than 3-year highs for the week ended Apr. 13 before US-led air strikes on Syria, but oil prices dropped by more than $1/bbl in both London and New York Apr. 16. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude oil prices climb April 16, 2018 - Brent crude oil for June delivery continued to rise, keeping above $72/bbl in London while US light, sweet crude oil also gained, staying above $67/bbl on the New York market. Continue Reading »
Legislatures passes $300M-a-year rescue of nuclear industry April 16, 2018 - Under the legislation, the state's utility companies would be required to purchase credits to support nuclear energy. Those costs are expected to be passed directly to ratepayers, with estimates ranging from about $30 to $41 a year. Legislatures passes $300M-a-year Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude up, Brent down in mixed markets April 13, 2018 - Brent crude oil for June delivery briefly fell slightly on Apr. 12 but remained just above $72/bbl in London while US light, sweet crude oil reached above $67/bbl on the New York market. Continue Reading »
Baker Hughes: US rig continues climb past 1,000-unit marker April 13, 2018 - The US drilling rig count gained 5 units to reach 1,008 during the week ended Apr. 13, data from Baker Hughes indicate. The report shows an overall increase of 161 units from year-ago levels. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Brent, NYMEX crude oil prices hover at 2014 levels April 12, 2018 - Brent crude oil for June delivery briefly reached above $73/bbl on Apr. 11 before dropping to settle just above $72/bbl on the London market while US light, sweet crude oil reached above $67/bbl before dropping to settle just above $66.80/bbl Full Story
NACE Corrosion Risk Management Conference April 11, 2018 - Would you like to learn different risk assessment methods and how to apply them to your industry?  Did you know that by managing the data, you can manage the risks & treats?  NACE Corrosion Risk Management Conference brings together 150 experts from a Full Story
EIA: US crude stockpiles increase 3.3 million bbl April 11, 2018 - US crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 3.3 million bbl for the week ended Apr. 6, according to US Energy Information Administration data. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Brent crude settles at highest since December 2014 April 11, 2018 - Brent crude oil for June delivery jumped by more than $2/bbl to settle above $71/bbl on Apr. 10. It was the front-month’s highest closing price since December 2014, which analysts attributed to rising tensions about a possible military strike against Full Story
Expansion of Canada’s Trans Mountain pipeline in doubt April 10, 2018 - Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project that would nearly triple the flow of oil from Canada's oil sands to the Pacific Coast was in doubt Sunday after the company announced a suspension in all non-essential activities and related spending Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Brent climbs above $68/bbl, NYMEX crude tops $63/bbl April 10, 2018 - Oil prices rose by more than $1/bbl on both New York and London markets on Apr. 9, and analysts attributed the rally to fears about trade wars and to favorable crude market fundamentals. Continue Reading »
Alaska governor wants law to limit oil-wealth fund draws April 5, 2018 - Gov. Bill Walker favors a law to limit how much lawmakers can pull from the earnings of Alaska's oil-wealth fund to pay for state government and yearly checks to residents. Alaska governor wants law to limit oil-wealth fund draws
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil price holds above $63/bbl April 5, 2018 - The light, sweet crude oil price for May declined slightly on the New York market Apr. 4 as traders and analysts monitored ongoing US-Chinese trade tensions, but crude prices started gaining upward momentum after a weekly government report showed US Full Story
EIA: US crude stockpiles fall 4.6 million bbl April 4, 2018 - US crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, fell for the week ended Mar. 30, according to US Energy Information Administration data. Inventories decreased by 4.6 million bbl, EIA said. Continue Reading »
West Virginia regulators debut pipeline internet page April 4, 2018 - West Virginia environmental regulators have debuted an internet page to help residents learn more about five major natural gas pipelines that are either proposed or under construction. West Virginia regulators debut pipeline internet page
MARKET WATCH: Crude prices vacillate on US-China trade conflicts April 4, 2018 - The light, sweet crude oil price for May gained modestly on the New York market Apr. 3 as did the Brent contract price for June in London, but prices for both crude benchmarks fell Apr. 4 on reports of escalating Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude price climbs to end March near $65/bbl April 2, 2018 - Light, sweet crude oil prices for May delivery gained by more than 50¢ to approach $65/bbl on the New York market Mar. 29 during the holiday-shortened week that ended the first quarter of 2018. New York and London commodity markets Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude price drops with increasing US oil inventory March 29, 2018 - Light, sweet crude oil prices for May delivery slipped to close below $65/bbl on the New York market Mar. 28 after the US Energy Information Administration reported US oil inventories increased by 1.6 million bbl for the week ended Mar. Full Story
Temporary pumping stations at outfall canals near New Orleans to be replaced, ending years of rust-related repairs March 29, 2018 - Next month, the agency that oversees the hurricane protection system around metro New Orleans is expected to take over new pumping stations at the mouths of the three canals that carry stormwater into Lake Pontchartrain. The transfer will mark the Full Story
Baker Hughes: With 2-rig loss, US rig count drops for first time this month March 29, 2018 - In the only decline for the month, the US drilling rig count dropped 2 units to 993 during the week ended Mar. 30, data from Baker Hughes indicate. The report, released a day early due to the start of the Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil holds steady pending inventory March 28, 2018 - Light, sweet crude oil prices dropped modestly on Mar. 27 and continued downward in early trading Mar. 28 pending release of the US government’s weekly report on oil and product inventories. Continue Reading »
EIA: US crude stockpiles rise 1.6 million bbl March 28, 2018 - Following a down week, US crude oil inventories, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, were back up for the week ended Mar. 23, according to US Energy Information Administration data. Inventories increased by 1.6 million bbl, EIA said. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Brent crude oil breaks above $70/bbl March 26, 2018 - The Brent crude oil benchmark climbed more than $1.50 to close above $70/bbl Mar. 23, marking the front-month’s highest level since late January while the US light, sweet crude oil benchmark for May also climbed more than $1.50 to approach Full Story
Characterizing severe bridge pile corrosion in a marine environment March 23, 2018 - Divers conducting inspections of the Mickler-O’Connell Bridge detected heavy corrosion of the steel H-piles. Researchers suspect microbiologically influenced corrosion caused localized degradation. READ MORE
Baker Hughes: US rig count reaches 995, up 5 March 23, 2018 - The US drilling rig count reached 995 after a 5-unit gain during the week ended Mar. 23, data from Baker Hughes indicate. This total is up 186 units from a year ago. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Oil prices slip as White House moves to impose tariffs on China March 23, 2018 - Oil prices slipped Mar. 22, down from recent gains amid fears of a trade war that could hamper economic growth. US President Donald Trump on Mar. 22 signed “a Presidential Memorandum targeting China’s economic aggression,” a move aimed at imposing Full Story
Inspection of high consequence line provides critical insight March 22, 2018 - For pipelines transporting corrosive products, regular monitoring and inspection is vital to ensure long term operation and environmental safety compliance. Recent high-profile pipeline failures have focused increased regulatory scrutiny on the integrity assessment and management of pipeline assets throughout the Full Story
Utility investigates coal silo failure at New Mexico plant March 22, 2018 - One of the units at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers in the southwestern United States has been taken offline as officials investigate a structural failure in one of its coal silos. Utility investigates coal silo failure at New Full Story
MARKET WATCH: Oil prices rise following reports of oil inventory decline March 22, 2018 - Oil prices rose Mar. 21, pushed higher by reports of declines in crude oil inventories from both the US Energy Information Administration and the American Petroleum Institute. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent oil prices rise on Middle East tenions March 21, 2018 - Oil prices rose Mar. 20, which analysts said stemmed from concerns about geopolitical risk to world oil supply if the US takes a sterner stance against Iran as some have suggested. Continue Reading »
Minnesota company to build wind farm in central Montana March 20, 2018 - A Minnesota company plans to build an 80-megawatt wind farm in central Montana that would provide power to NorthWestern Energy customers. Minnesota company to build wind farm in central Montana
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices volatile as Saudis visit US March 20, 2018 - The light, sweet oil contract for April dropped modestly on the New York market Mar. 19 to settle just above $62/bbl. Meanwhile in London, the Brent crude oil for May delivery dropped slightly to settle just above $66/bbl. But oil Full Story
Lumberjack beaver chews tree, turns out lights in Kentucky March 19, 2018 - An electric utility says a beaver had gnawed a tree that fell on a power line and caused an outage affecting roughly 1,000 customers in Kentucky. Dam! Lumberjack beaver chews tree, turns out lights in Kentucky
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude prices up more than $1/bbl March 19, 2018 - Crude oil prices climbed by more than $1/bbl on the New York and London markets Mar. 16, but US light, sweet prices then dropped in early Mar. 19 trading on economic concerns, including suggestions of a trade war by some Full Story
Baker Hughes: US rig count gains 6 units to 990 March 16, 2018 - The US drilling rig count gained 6 units to 990 working during the week ended Mar. 16, data from Baker Hughes indicate. This total is up 201 units from a year ago. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Oil price benchmarks remain steady March 16, 2018 - Oil price benchmarks remained relatively steady on New York and London markets as healthy demand reports helped balance the rise in US production. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil settles under $61/bbl on US Cabinet shifts March 15, 2018 - Oil prices fell on markets in New York and London for a second consecutive day Mar. 13 on news of staffing changes within the US administration and pending the weekly government report on US oil and products inventory levels. Continue Full Story
Indiana American seeks approval of plan to replace customer-owned lead pipes March 15, 2018 - Indiana American Water recently became the first utility to seek approval, under a state law enacted last year, of its plan to replace lead drinking water lines, including portions owned by customers. Records indicate 50,748 lead service lines might be Full Story
North Dakota oil output down slightly in January March 15, 2018 - The Department of Mineral Resources says the state produced an average of 1.17 million barrels of oil daily in January. That's down from 1.18 million barrels in December. North Dakota oil output down slightly in January
TAEP: Texas upstream industry expansion continued in 14th straight month March 13, 2018 - Oil and gas producers in Texas continue to increase production in response to higher wellhead prices, boosting the statewide upstream oil and gas economy. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil prices slump on rising US tight oil output March 13, 2018 - Oil prices fell on markets in New York and London Mar. 12, and the US benchmark continued falling in early trading Mar. 13 after the US Energy Information Administration’s latest drilling report forecast tight oil production will rise by 131,000 Full Story
Baker Hughes: International rig count rises 19 in February March 12, 2018 - The international rig count increased by 19 units month-over-month to 979 in February from the 960 rigs counted in January, and up 38 from the 941 counted a year ago, according to Baker Hughes data. Continue Reading »
Entergy receives approval to build New Orleans power station March 12, 2018 - The plant, which is scheduled to be in service by January 2020, will cost approximately $210 million to build including transmission and other project-related costs and contingency. Entergy receives approval to build New Orleans power station
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 3 from last week March 12, 2018 - The US drilling rig count is up 3 units for the second week, reaching 984 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 9, data from Baker Hughes indicate. This total is up 216 units from a year ago. Continue Reading Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices fall on rising US oil inventory March 9, 2018 - Light, sweet crude oil prices toppled more than $1/bbl on the New York market on Mar. 7 after the US Energy Information Administration’s weekly inventory report showed crude supplies rose 2.4 million bbl. Continue Reading »
Enel starts construction of new wind farm in the U.S. expanding its sales to corporate offtakers March 9, 2018 - The project is expected to enter into service by the end of 2018 and, once fully operational, will be able to generate around 1,300 GWh annually. Enel starts construction of new wind farm in the U.S. expanding its sales to Full Story
Natural gas well that exploded and caught fire capped March 9, 2018 - A spokeswoman for a company whose natural gas well exploded and caught fire in Ohio last month says the well that had continued leaking methane has been capped. Natural gas well that exploded and caught fire capped
NorthStar wants to buy shuttered Vermont Yankee nuke plant March 8, 2018 - A proposal filed with Vermont regulators aims to sell Vermont Yankee and speed up decommissioning of the shuttered nuclear power plant. NorthStar wants to buy shuttered Vermont Yankee nuke plant
Winter storm delays public meeting on pipeline project March 8, 2018 - Bad weather has prompted the North Dakota Public Service Commission to postpone a public hearing in Williston on a natural gas pipeline project. Winter storm delays public meeting on pipeline project
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX crude oil prices fall on EIA forecast March 8, 2018 - Light, sweet oil prices rose only slightly Mar. 6 to settle at $62.60/bbl on a second forecast this week of increasing US production. The US Energy Information Administration raised its oil production estimate for 2018 on Mar. 6, which analysts Full Story
Dominion Energy’s newest natural gas infrastructure project meets growing energy need in South Carolina March 5, 2018 - Work on the project created about 200 jobs during construction in the upstate, Dillon and Dorchester counties. Additionally, counties along the pipeline route will benefit from a new source of property tax revenue, estimated to be approximately $1.5 million per Full Story
MARKET WATCH: NYMEX, Brent crude oil prices rise on Libya production woes March 5, 2018 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for April rose Mar. 2 to settle above $61/bbl on the New York market while Brent crude oil gained to settle above $64/bbl on the London market. Continue Reading »
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 3 from last week March 2, 2018 - The US drilling rig count is up 3 units to 981 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 2, data from Baker Hughes indicate. This total is up 225 units from a year ago. Continue Reading »
MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures continue falling in New York, London March 2, 2018 - The light, sweet crude oil contract for April dropped to a 2-week low on Mar. 1. Analysts said crude oil prices were under downward pressure from proposed US steel import tariff changes, volatile equity markets, a strengthening US dollar, and Full Story
Utility reaches agreement in Texas over proposed wind farms March 1, 2018 - Xcel Energy announced the proposed deal with several parties in Texas, which would guarantee customers see a positive net benefit from the wind farms for the first 10 years of operation. Utility reaches agreement in Texas over proposed wind farms
Baker Hughes: US rig count up 3 from last week March 1, 2018 - The US drilling rig count rose 3 units to 978 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 23, data from Baker Hughes indicate. This total is up 224 units from a year ago. Continue Reading »
More states issue water permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline February 28, 2018 - Agencies in North Carolina and West Virginia separately issued water permits on Jan. 26 and 25, respectively, for the proposed Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline. Their actions came more than a month after Virginia’s water quality board certified its approval Full Story
Georgia wants to amend bill regulating the exploration and extraction of oil and gas February 28, 2018 - If enacted, the bill will change the oil and gas surety bond requirements for operators in the state. The bill would also introduce new regulations for hydraulic fracking. Georgia wants to amend bill regulating the exploration and extraction of oil Full Story
Corrosion in Newton, Iowa, sewer main could have costly fix February 27, 2018 - Corrosion issues in a sewer force main that services the west side of Newton, Iowa, is forcing the city to address the issue. Newton Public Works Director Jody Rhone recently addressed city council about the problem with the southwest pump Full Story
Utility monitors dams in Indiana, Michigan amid flooding February 23, 2018 - A utility says flooding along the St. Joseph River in southwest Michigan and northern Indiana has left hundreds of electrical customers without power. Utility monitors dams in Indiana, Michigan amid flooding
Agency seeks fine for violations at Georgia nuclear plant February 22, 2018 - A federal agency is seeking a $145,000 fine for safety violations by employees at the Plant Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia. Agency seeks fine for violations at Georgia nuclear plant
Corroded wires underground led to fire in New York City February 22, 2018 - New York City fire officials say corrosion in underground electrical cables led to a chain-reaction fire that destroyed two cars near manholes. WABC-TV reports the two cars were destroyed after an underground fire the afternoon of Feb. 20 in the Full Story
Citizen effort to raise taxes on North Dakota oil fizzles February 21, 2018 - A citizen-led effort to rework North Dakota's oil tax structure has fizzled. Citizen effort to raise taxes on North Dakota oil fizzles
Houston firm sues ex Venezuelan oil czar Ramirez over bribes February 20, 2018 - Venezuela's former oil czar Rafael Ramirez was sued Friday by a Houston company that alleges he was behind demands for at least $10 million in bribes to sign off on deals to sell its energy assets in the South American Full Story
OPEC eyes long-term oil-supply management February 20, 2018 - The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is working toward long-term management of oil supply by its members and collaborating countries, according to the new president. Suhail Al Mazrouei, minister of energy and industry of the United Arab Emirates and OPEC’s Full Story
West Virginia House votes to boost natural gas drilling February 19, 2018 - Supporters said the bill enables a supermajority of a property's owners to make money from West Virginia's large underground gas reserves and would give the state more tax revenues and an economic boost. West Virginia House votes to boost natural Full Story
Board OKs petitions for voting, clean energy ballot drives February 14, 2018 - Groups wanting to expand access to voting and boost Michigan's renewable energy requirement have seen the form of their ballot initiatives approved by the state elections board. Board OKs petitions for voting, clean energy ballot drives
Oklahoma pulling up red carpet offered to wind industry February 13, 2018 - As Oklahoma sought to diversify its oil-and-gas powered economy in the early 2000s, policymakers rolled out the red carpet for the burgeoning wind industry, offering generous state tax incentives and access to windy, inexpensive tracts of land. Oklahoma pulling up Full Story
ExxonMobil adds 2.7 billion barrels to reserves February 9, 2018 - ExxonMobil's proved reserves totaled 21.2 billion oil-equivalent barrels at year-end 2017. Liquids represented 57 percent of the reserves, up from 53 percent in 2016. ExxonMobil’s reserves life at current production rates is 14 years. ExxonMobil adds 2.7 billion barrels to Full Story
EIA STEO: US crude oil production to average 10.6 million b/d in 2018 February 8, 2018 - In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the US Energy Information Administration forecasts US crude oil production to average 10.6 million b/d in 2018 and 11.2 million b/d in 2019, both of which are 300,000 b/d higher than forecast in the Full Story
Group marches in support of keeping Navajo coal plant open February 7, 2018 - The Navajo Generating Station in Page is set to close at the end of 2019 unless a new owner can be found. It's considered a long-shot, but the company that owns the supply mine is trying. Group marches in support Full Story
NACE International: Cathodic protection in the water utility industry February 5, 2018 - Cathodic protection has been a recognized technology for buried metallic pipelines, but hasn’t been widely used in the water industry. READ MORE
EDF Renewable Energy announces commercial operation at Red Pine Wind Project February 2, 2018 - Red Pine interconnects to Northern States Power’s Hawks Nest Lake Substation and generates enough clean wind energy to meet the consumption of 92,000 average Minnesota homes, according to U.S. EIA. EDF Renewable Energy announces commercial operation at Red Pine Wind Full Story
Smokestack demolition knocks out power in Terre Haute January 30, 2018 - Nearly 4,000 homes and businesses lost electricity in Terre Haute after the implosion of a 500-foot smokestack damaged equipment at a closed Duke Energy power plant. Smokestack demolition knocks out power in Terre Haute
Texas adds 13 rigs as U.S. rig count rises to 947 January 29, 2018 - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 11 this week to 947. That exceeds the 712 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Leave a comment below the article and Full Story
Testing shows elevated lead levels in Pittsburgh water January 25, 2018 - Lead levels in Pittsburgh’s drinking water are back above the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 15 parts per billion. The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority announced Jan. 22 that the latest round of compliance testing showed levels at 21 Full Story
Kinder Morgan begins operation of the Utopia Pipeline system January 25, 2018 - Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is pleased to announce the Utopia Pipeline has been placed into service, and product delivery of ethane from Harrison County, Ohio, to Windsor, Ontario, Canada, has commenced operation Kinder Morgan begins operation of the Utopia Full Story
Oil drilling rig explosion in Oklahoma, 5 people missing January 23, 2018 - Officials at the press conference were not sure exactly what the rig was drilling for when it exploded - though it was speculated to be natural gas. No cause for the explosion has been determined. Oil drilling rig explosion in Full Story
Brazos Midstream lets contract for Delaware basin gas plant January 23, 2018 - Brazos Midstream Holdings LLC, Fort Worth, has let a contract to a division of Honeywell UOP LLC to deliver a third cryogenic natural gas processing plant to extract NGLs from gas produced in the southern Delaware basin. Continue Reading »
Developer says it’s moving forward with Keystone XL pipeline January 19, 2018 - TransCanada said that it will proceed with its plans to build the Keystone KL pipeline according to an alternative route approved by Nebraska authorities and that it hopes to begin construction next year. Developer says it's moving forward with Keystone Full Story
Shell acquires interest in solar company January 17, 2018 - Silicon Ranch Corporation, a leading U.S. developer, owner, and operator of solar energy plants, has signed an agreement to make Shell its largest shareholder. Subject to regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2018. Shell acquires interest Full Story
Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage plan January 16, 2018 - Franklin Energy is seeking to build a $200 million lithium-ion battery storage facility in Twin Falls County. It contends the project, under federal law, qualifies for a 20-year contract with Idaho Power. Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage Full Story
Producers encouraged by climb in Oklahoma oil prices January 15, 2018 - Oklahoma sweet crude closed Thursday at $60.25 a barrel having some Oklahoma oil producers say a rebound in oil prices will allow companies to consider adding new workers. Producers encouraged by climb in Oklahoma oil prices
New power line for northeastern Missouri approved January 12, 2018 - The 100-mile Mark Twain Transmission Project will run from Palmyra to Kirksville in Missouri as part of a path from Iowa to Indiana. New power line for northeastern Missouri approved
What would it take to fix America’s crumbling infrastructure? January 11, 2018 - The White House has signaled that infrastructure is a top priority this year. Last month, President Donald Trump tweeted that the issue was a “perfect place” to find bipartisan consensus. But passing an expensive infrastructure package could be a challenge. Full Story
Future decided for Hanford, Washington, radioactive waste tank with leak January 10, 2018 - The oldest double-shell tank at Hanford will be permanently closed, the Department of Energy has told the Washington Department of Ecology. After emptying as much radioactive waste as possible from Tank AY-102 and inspecting one area of the bottom of Full Story
Study evaluates chloride limits for structural reinforced concrete January 10, 2018 - Research on chloride limits for reinforced concrete found a relationship between the initial calculated total chloride content and the measured water-soluble chloride content in hardened concrete. READ MORE
Proposed pipeline could move North Dakota natural gas January 10, 2018 - Oneok's 900-mile Elk Creek Pipeline would be able to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from a terminal near Sidney, Montana, to Bushton, Kansas. Read the rest of the article to find out why CEO Full Story
Fluor completes major transmission lines in Puerto Rico January 9, 2018 - The completion allows the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority to re-energize lines in a major urban center that will carry electricity to large neighborhoods, churches, pharmacies, a retirement home and The Outlet Mall 66 in Canóvanas. Fluor completes major transmission Full Story
Utilities expect to reduce rates after tax law change January 8, 2018 - Utility providers BGE, Pepco and Delmarva Power said Friday they will file requests with the Maryland Public Service Commission to reduce their utility rates. Utilities expect to reduce rates after tax law change
All Bronze Age iron came from space, new study shows January 8, 2018 - From the files of "Imagine that..."   Despite the name, there was iron in the Bronze Age. It was just extremely rare. Most famously, the pharaoh Tutankhamun had a headrest, bracelet and dagger made of iron. Other iron artifacts from the Full Story
Route being finalized for $4.5B Oklahoma wind farm project January 5, 2018 - The project would bring 2,000 megawatts of energy to customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma, and parts of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Route being finalized for $4.5B Oklahoma wind farm project