SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Friday that the Trump administration has finalized $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S....
Democrat wins special election in Waterloo-area district
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Another Democrat has been elected to represent the Waterloo area in the Iowa Senate.
Eric Giddens beat Republican Walt Rogers and Libertarian Fred Perryman for the...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island senators are proposing several bills aimed at developing the state's economy.
The Senate unveiled measures Wednesday that'll be introduced this week and...
Former Iowa Sen. Danielson to lobby for wind energy group
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Iowa Sen. Jeff Danielson says he has taken a job as a regional state policy director for the American Wind Energy Association, a national trade group for the wind...
Wyoming lawmakers advance energy equipment tax break
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have advanced a proposed property tax break on equipment used in energy production.
The Senate Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee voted 4-1 Friday to move the bill to the full Senate for debate. The bill earlier cleared the House 41-18.
The proposal would exempt energy-production equipment from property tax during the time it's stored before installation.
Health isn’t 1st priority for energy regulators, court rules
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court said Monday that state law does not allow oil and gas regulators to make health and environmental protection their top priority, prompting Democrats who control the Legislature to call for changing the law.
Economist predicts slowdown in Oklahoma’s energy industry
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City economist who studies the state's energy industry is predicting a significant slowdown in the coming year as a result of falling crude oil prices.
Dr. Russell Evans released his regular Energy Index report on Thursday that shows the first energy industry decline in eight months. The index measures the state's oil and gas industry and is a joint project of researchers at Oklahoma City University and industry trade groups.
Democratic governor-elect of New Mexico begins appointments
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A professional advocate for the renewable energy industry was appointed Friday to lead the New Mexico state agency overseeing oil well permits and incentives for wind and solar energy production, in a striking departure from the current Republican-led administration.
Gordon beats Throne to keep GOP in Wyoming governor’s office
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — State Treasurer Mark Gordon defeated energy industry attorney Mary Throne to keep the office of Wyoming governor in Republican hands for the longest stretch in over a generation.
Gordon's win means Wyoming state government will continue much as it has under outgoing Republican Gov. Matt Mead, who after two terms is term-limited.
Colorado Supreme Court hears high-stakes oil and gas lawsuit
DENVER (AP) — An attorney for six young people who want the state to impose tougher safeguards on the energy industry told the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday that the law requires regulators to protect public health from the hazards of drilling.
A lawyer for the state countered that regulators acted properly when they rejected a request for stronger health protections on the grounds that they did not have the authority to impose them.
Judge restores energy lease on Montana land sacred to tribes
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A judge reinstated an oil and gas lease on land in northwestern Montana considered sacred to some tribes in the U.S. and Canada — a ruling that could test the depths of the Trump administration's support for the energy industry.
President Barack Obama's Interior Department improperly canceled the nearly 10-square-mile (26-square-kilometer) lease adjacent to Glacier National Park in 2016, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington, D.C., said this week.
Discussion at energy summit touches on earlier vetoes
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's energy industry joined lawmakers in Concord to discuss priorities for next year's legislative session.
North Dakota regulators may relax oil train shipment rules
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are considering relaxing rules that require shippers to remove the most volatile gases from oil before it's loaded onto train cars.
The rules, which were fought by the energy industry, took effect in 2015 and are aimed at making the state's crude oil safer for transportation following several explosive train derailments, including one five years ago in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.
Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian shares fell on Wednesday as China delayed issuing licenses to American businesses hoping to operate in the country, as the threat of more trade tariffs from Washington loomed.
The approach of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast and upcoming sanctions on Iran's energy industry lifted oil prices. Benchmark U.S crude surged past $70 a barrel.
AP Interview: FBI eyes plethora of river-related threats
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Giant cranes loading and unloading gargantuan barges. Oil tankers, supply vessels and pipelines serving a vital energy industry. Flood control structures. Chemical plants. Cruise ships. Drinking water sources. All computer-reliant and tied in some way to the internet. All of them vulnerable to cyber thieves, hackers and terrorists.
Energy Transfer CEO considers Dakota Access expansion
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the natural gas company that developed the Dakota Access Pipeline is hoping to soon announce an expansion of the project.
Energy, roads top proposed Colorado ballot initiatives
DENVER (AP) — Petitions for an anti-fracking measure and an energy industry-backed property rights initiative topped the list of proposed November ballot questions submitted to Colorado's secretary of state ahead of a Monday deadline.
Petitions on transportation and schools funding also were submitted by sponsors who must meet a threshold of nearly 98,500 valid voter signatures — plus geographic requirements in the case of proposed constitutional amendments — to be voted on in November.
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DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump's tariffs on European steel and Chinese goods pose a multi-billion-dollar threat to America's energy industry, though a truce between the United States and Europe offers hope that trade tensions eventually will de-escalate, the head of a prominent U.S. energy trade group said Thursday.
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.
Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation's No. 2 gas-producing state after Texas. Residents who live near the gas wells, along with environmental groups and some scientists, have long worried about air and water pollution.
PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (AP) — The 100-foot (30-meter) wind turbine near the western edge of town stands as a guidepost, elaborate bird perch and lonely symbol of a renewable energy industry that just can't seem to take root in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security.
Census estimates show Wyoming population decline
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Census Bureau estimates show a continued loss of population in Wyoming between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017, despite a recovering state oil industry.
An analysis by the state Economic Analysis Division released Thursday finds that Wyoming cities located in regions with large mineral extraction lost the most residents during the period.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a judge's order shutting down Sunoco pipelines in the Philadelphia suburbs (all times local):
Sunoco Pipeline says it plans to appeal a judge's decision that shut down construction of two natural gas liquids pipelines and halted use of another in the Philadelphia suburbs.
The company said Thursday the decision was a departure from the law and due process procedures, adding the entire energy industry should be concerned about the order.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faced protests and a heckler Wednesday as he delivered a message of government cooperation at a large energy industry conference in North Dakota.
Zinke told the crowd at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck that government needs to be a better partner with the energy industry. His speech echoed one he gave at another major industry conference in Houston in March.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Legislation that would authorize $300 million annually to rescue New Jersey's nuclear energy industry — a request for financial help made by the state's largest utility company — was signed into law Wednesday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration says it is looking for advice on how to make the state more attractive to offshore wind power.
Northam's office announced Tuesday that the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is seeking a contract to provide a strategic plan to make Virginia an east coast hub for the offshore wind energy industry.
Virginia currently doesn't have any offshore turbines.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A pipeline project that would vastly expand Canadian oil exports to Asia is dividing the country, pitting indigenous groups and people who fear damage to the scenic coastline near Vancouver against the central government and the influential energy industry.
Georgian engineers from Enguri Dam get break from Russian conflict at Coulee Dam tour
COULEE DAM, WASHINGTON – One of the world’s tallest hydroelectric dams is in the country of Georgia, a former Soviet state on the Black Sea.
SCC hosts engineers from Georgia’s Enguri Dam, seeks to bridge knowledge between countries
One of the world’s tallest hydroelectric dams is in the country of Georgia, a former Soviet state on the Black Sea.
Wyoming economy showing life after energy downturn
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — There are signs of improvement in Wyoming's energy industry after a recent downturn.
Wyoming state economist Jim Robinson says companies are spending more and adding jobs after a two-year downturn in coal, oil and natural gas extraction.
North Dakota landowners get educated on wind farms
STANLEY, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota landowners have many questions about wind development as residents in the northwest corner of the state see an increase in wind farm proposals.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The areas of New Mexico that were once the fastest growing were the fastest shrinking last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates.
As CERAWeek kicks off, energy industry focuses on technology, innovation
In the heady days when crude oil topped $100 a barrel, energy producers drilled with abandon, raking in profits with little incentive to streamline operations.
Denis O’Brien, senior executive vice president of Exelon Corporation and CEO of Exelon Utilities, and the PECO Board of Directors, has announced that Craig Adams will retire as president and CEO of PECO, effective March 30.
Russian social media also targeted U.S. energy industry, congressional report says
More than four percent of all tweets from Russian President Vladimir Putin's online propaganda outfit charged with engaging in "information warfare" against the U.S. political system were about energy, according to a new congressional report.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Bismarck State College is partnering with a Saudi Arabia-based institute to provide energy industry training to Saudi youth.
The college was chosen for a five-year contract to provide curriculum and training at the National Power Academy in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi government formed the National Power Academy in 2014 to fulfill the country's energy sector workforce needs, reduce unemployment and support existing efforts to become energy efficient.
US lands agency makeover would diminish Washington’s power
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke disclosed Friday in an Associated Press interview that he's revamping a sweeping overhaul of his department that's supposed to speed up permitting for development on public lands, but Democrats asserted it was just a ploy to let the energy industry get its way.
Foes blast Trump on offshore drilling; industry pushes back
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmental activists, business groups and a retired U.S. Navy admiral in Virginia blasted the Trump Administration's offshore drilling plan Wednesday, claiming that it would interfere with military training near the world's largest Navy base and imperil the coast's tourism and fishing industries.
DANBURY - The fuel cell industry received a lift last week as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 reinstated the federal fuel cell investment tax credit.
Fuel cells were left out of the 2015 tax credit extension in favor of wind and solar energy.
LINCOLN - Wind farms would face tighter regulation in Nebraska under a bill being considered in the Unicameral.
Cooper’s new legislative chief used to lobby for energy firm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper's new legislative affairs director previously lobbied in Washington for the energy industry, including a company wanting to build a natural gas pipeline in North Carolina and two other states.
Cooper announced Wednesday that Lee Lilley is his chief lobbyist at the Legislative Building and will promote his agenda there. He succeeds Brad Adcock.
Doing job on solar
Editor: This administration should be more selective about putting tariffs on imports.
Man pleads guilty to defrauding Texas company of $400k
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City oil and gas industry repairman has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding a Texas company of more than $400,000 by submitting bogus invoices.
Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Luis Enrique Damazo pleaded guilty Friday to mail fraud.
Damazo worked as a repair technician for Beaumont, Texas-based Dexter Field Services, a business that provides leak detection, environmental monitoring and consulting services energy industry clients.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address
WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):
TRUMP: "After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on ‘war on energy’
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts:
TRUMP: "We have ended the war on American energy - and we have ended the war on clean coal." — excerpt of speech released by White House.
It’s a familiar debate: How best to bring back manufacturing jobs to the United States, including producing solar panels for the fast-growing renewable energy industry.