Associated Press

Texas is seeking at least $12 billion for the full coastal spine, with nearly all of it coming from public funds. Last month, the government fast-tracked an initial $3.9 billion for three separate, smaller storm barrier projects that would... Read more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

LOS ANGELES — A pipeline rupture that spilled an estimated 101,000 gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara last month occurred along a badly corroded section that had worn away to a fraction of an inc... Read more


The cleanup of millions of gallons of waste and polluted water is far from over four months after a large fire burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemical storage site. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

President Donald Trump’s support for shifting more power to states on Wednesday faded next to his affinity for oil and gas production, as he aimed to make it harder for states to block pipelines and other energy projects due to environmental concerns Read more


New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard is working on a bill with state lawmakers to allow higher royalty rates for oil and natural gas production on state trust land. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

But the federal attorneys and the Canadian company that wants to build the pipeline say their absence shouldn’t delay Monday’s hearing on the matter in U.S. District Court in Great Falls. Read more


South Carolina will join a federal lawsuit opposing the Trump administration’s plans to conduct offshore drilling tests, becoming the latest coastal state to take legal action against the proposal. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

A California utility’s role in igniting wildfires last year could allow a judge to find that it violated terms of its criminal sentence in a 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Americans were commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims Tuesday. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Authorities say a gas explosion in western Pennsylvania has spurred evacuations, but no injuries have been reported. Read more

Emergency Response

Regulators have approved a $1.8 million natural gas pipeline project in northwestern North Dakota. Read more


The Republicans’ tax package would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while also supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power — and even extend a hand to buyers of electric cars. Read more


The cost of drilling on public and tribal land went up nationwide, thanks to a recent fee hike. But New Mexico oil and gas producers are more worried about a continued backlog in the processing of permits by the Bureau of Land Management. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Harvey Cleanup


The Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday it has recovered 517 containers filled with unidentified, potentially hazardous material found floating in or washed up along Texas waterways after the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey receded. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Louisiana appears to have dug its way out of recession. Read more

Training & Human Resources

American Indian tribes trying to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline are objecting to the possible intervention of national energy and manufacturing trade groups in the legal dispute. Read more


Chevron Corp. and state regulators have reached a settlement related to a 2012 fire at its Richmond refinery that will require the company to spend about $20 million on safety improvements. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

An environmental group is attempting to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to tighten Texas air pollution control permits. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

NRG plant in Thompson, Texas

David J. Phillip AP

NRG Energy will attempt to raise up to $4 billion through asset sales as it tries lower debt by $13 billion, cut costs and generate profit. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Boat in Paris

Kamil Zihnioglu AP

A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serve as a model for emissions-free energy networks of the future. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The nation's busiest port complex on Wednesday released a sweeping plan to eliminate air pollution from ships, trucks and cargo handling at a cost of up to $14 billion. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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