Energy

Politics
5:14 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Murkowski Critical Of Proposal For Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 12:38 pm

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Asia
4:08 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Critics Worry Nuclear Reactor Deal With India Has A Dark Side

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 10:27 am

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U.S.
6:14 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Obama's Arctic Refuge Drill Ban Won't Change Much, For Now

A herd of caribou begins the long trek across the Arctic plains in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Peter Mather SN/Landov

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:14 am

President Obama says he will ask Congress to give wilderness status to protect more than 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The president announced his intention Sunday in a video, describing the area as a pristine habitat with abundant wildlife.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
6:35 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Permit Process Used To Scrutinize Wells In Earthquake Country, Industry Remains Silent

Oil-field workers in November 2014 tending to American Energy-Woodford's Judge South well near Perkins, Okla., shortly after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ordered it temporarily shut-in.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

As earthquakes continue to rattle Oklahoma and scientists study links to oil and gas production, many Oklahomans want to know what, if anything, is being done to address the shaking.

An investigation by StateImpact shows that while authorities are quietly scrutinizing wells in quake-prone parts of the state, most of the companies that operate the wells are staying silent.

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Around the Nation
4:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Montana Governor Declares State Of Emergency After River Oil Spill

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:25 am

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Law
4:05 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

BP Back In Court For Final Phase Of Gulf Oil Spill Trial

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 10:25 am

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NPR Story
4:06 am
Tue January 20, 2015

U.S. Should End Its Export Ban On Crude Oil, Study Says

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 6:58 am

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Economy
3:38 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

A worker installs solar panels atop a government building in Lakewood, Colo. The industry has added more than 80,000 jobs since 2010, according to The Solar Foundation.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Mon January 19, 2015 6:32 pm

The solar energy business is growing fast, thanks in part to a steep drop in panel prices.

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Energy
6:45 am
Sun January 18, 2015

Declining Oil Prices Forcing Industry To Cut Jobs

An oil well near a neighborhood in Yukon, Okla.
Credit Becky McCray / Flickr Creative Commons

Declining crude oil prices have forced three major industry firms with strong northeastern Oklahoma ties to lay off workers.

The Tulsa World reports that Apache Corp., Baker Hughes and Schlumberger have begun laying off employees in response to the oil price crash in the past six months.

Two weeks ago, Denver-based producer SM Energy announced it would close its Tulsa office, which employs 100 people.

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The Great Plains Oil Rush
4:27 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

Falling Oil Prices Have North Dakota Migrants Rethinking The Boom

Originally published on Wed January 14, 2015 5:33 pm

A year ago, as part of our series on the Great Plains oil rush, we brought you the story of a 36-year-old father who had recently lost his job when one of the last major timber mills in the Northwest shut down. After several years struggling to find steady work and even after going back to school, Rory Richardson decided to commute 550 miles from his home in far western Montana, to a place where jobs are plentiful - the oil fields of North Dakota. But after a little more than a year, he and his family have decided the toll is just too great.

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