BP is wrapping up cleanup operations of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The move comes with permission from the US Coast Guard, which says BP no longer needs to send out regular patrols to clean the tar from the coastline.
The world has plenty of shale resources, a report showed last week. Europe can either access their own, or buy someone else’s, but shale is the future either way, Grealy writes.
If the US shale experience is supposed to forecast the world, then the evidence so far suggests a boomlet followed by frantic efforts just to keep production level, Cobb writes. But in some cases, such as Poland, the results have been far worse as heavily touted prospects have turned out to be duds.
First-class air passengers have a carbon footprint as much as seven times larger than the average passenger's, according to a new study from the World Bank. The study comes as airliners push the envelop of luxurious accommodations, while simultaneously aiming to 'green' their operations.
An energy and shipping company has developed an online video game to help attract young people to jobs in the oil and gas industry. Players locate and drill into deep oil reserves situated in extreme environments, which vary from the cold, dangerous North Sea, to the blazing heat of the Qatari dessert.
Share prices for US refiners have soared over the past year because they've leveraged a $20 per barrel differential between Bakken oil and Brent crude. This year refiners' profit potential looks solid, but the differential could narrow.
As solar prices have fallen, and oil prices have risen, Saudi Arabia now has a strong economic incentive to push ahead with its long awaited solar plans, Peixe writes. Saudi Arabia’s desire to install vast amounts of generation capacity makes them a potentially important market, and they will be able to take advantage of this with Chinese manufacturers.
Appeals court ruling will allow wind energy from the northern Plains to reach population centers in the Midwest. But the ruling may force states to rewrite their renewable portfolio standards, opening them up to attack.
Last week a California utility announced it would close the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. That closure, along with the shutting down of other nuclear plants, will have serious consequences for consumers and slow efforts to reign in greenhouse gas emissions, Styles writes.
General Motors is offering a $5,000 discount on its Chevy Volt electric car in an effort to jumpstart lagging sales. The Chevy Volt discount follows the strategy of the recent reduction in price of the Nissan Leaf.
Westminster explosion leveled one house and caused minor injuries in suburban Denver Thursday. Residents in the area said they smelled gas before the Westminster explosion.
The idea is that a car with less range will necessarily lead to more instances of range anxiety, Finley writes, but, for some, driving an electric car might mean less range anxiety than driving a conventional gas car.
Ongoing protests have forced the closure of two export terminals and an entire oil field in Libya, causing a drop in the country's oil production. Gains in production elsewhere may mean a long road ahead for oil in Libya.
In his first congressional testimony as Energy secretary, Ernest Moniz said Thursday he would move 'expeditiously' to decide on applications to export liquefied natural gas.