02.01.18

Regulators reject hydropower project over tourism concerns

State regulators unanimously rejected an application for a hydropower project that would have provided clean energy to Massachusetts but was seen as an eyesore by critics who feared it would tarnish scenic views and damage New Hampshire's tourism industry.

 

01.31.18

Hydraulically fractured horizontal wells account for most new oil and natural gas wells

Almost three-quarters of all oil and natural gas wells drilled in the US as of 2016 were hydraulically fractured horizontal wells... fracked horizontal wells accounted for about 10.7 million of the nearly 13 million feet of total drilled footage in 2016, the EIA said.

 

01.30.18

State Regulators Consider Whether to Approve Northern Pass

New Hampshire regulators have begun weighing the economic and environmental impacts of the Northern Pass project, a $1.6 billion plan to bring hydropower from Canada to southern New England.

 

01.30.18

Maine Governor Says Offshore Drilling Would Lower Prices

LePage in a Maine Public interview on Tuesday said the state has recently weathered a cold snap and severe shortages in petroleum products.

 

01.29.18

Liberty Utilities outlines plans for natural pipeline, storage facility in Epping

Representatives from Liberty Utilities met with selectmen Monday night to outline plans for its proposed $340 million natural gas pipeline that will stretch 27 miles from Stratham to Manchester and include a tank storage facility in Epping.

 

01.28.18

Tanker carrying liquefied natural gas from Russia’s Arctic arrives in Boston

A recent cold snap in New England and the shortage of pipeline capacity from gas-rich Pennsylvania have created an appetite for natural gas imports even as the United States has begun exporting LNG from other terminals on the Gulf Coast.

 

01.26.18

New Mexico State Income Rises on Energy Rebound

Thanks to a rebound in New Mexico's oil industry, the state's lawmakers have much more money to work with as they craft a spending plan for the coming fiscal year that aims to boost spending on education, courts and law enforcement.

 

01.25.18

A Biofuels Bankruptcy

The renewable fuel standards (RFS) suffocate a Philadelphia refiner.

 

01.19.18

The Offshore U.S. Oil And Natural Gas Treasure Trove

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recently announced a leasing plan for 2019-2024 that would put more than 90% of the total Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) acreage and over 98% of "undiscovered, technically recoverable" oil/gas resources in federal offshore areas in play for future exploration and development.

 

01.18.18

New England families could face rolling black outs due to lack of energy infrastructure

A new ISO New England study finds that there is over an 80 percent chance that some or all of New England faces rolling blackouts in the near future based on multiple modeling scenarios.