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PUC launches probe into breach at PG&E substation in San Jose

State regulators Thursday opened an investigation into the second major security breach at PG&E's Metcalf electricity substation in South San Jose amid rising criticism about how the embattled utility safeguards the region's vital electrical system.


Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, South San Jose (San Jose, CA), San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County, CA

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.


Related Topix: Enbridge, Oil & Gas

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

In little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the floodgates have opened for Gulf offshore hydraulic fracturing .


Related Topix: Oil Spill, Baker Hughes, Oil & Gas, Halliburton, Schlumberger

Brandon Sun

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Toronto-Dominion Bank . Bank. Down 44 cents, or 0.76 per cent, to $57.38 on 3.5 million shares.


Related Topix: Talisman Energy, Oil & Gas

Vaalco Energy CFO Gregory R. Hullinger Sells 14,651 Shares

Vaalco Energy CFO Gregory R. Hullinger sold 14,651 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 25th.


Related Topix: VAALCO Energy, Oil & Gas

CBS Local

Supreme Court Sides With FPL On Rate Increase

On Tuesday the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the Public Service Commission didn't err when it reached a settlement with Florida Power & Light on a rate increase that could see bills increase by $9 a month for the average costumer.


Related Topix: Florida Power and Light

Hawaiian Electric submits renewable energy plan

Hawaiian Electric Co. has filed an ambitious plan to have 65 percent of its power come from renewable energy within 16 years.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Solar Energy

The Day

Cape Wind opponents file appeal in lawsuit

A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are seeking another chance to block the long-planned $2.6 billion offshore facility.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Nstar

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Explosion at BP refinery, no injuries reported

An explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has rattled nearby homes. No injuries have been reported and no evacuation has been ordered.


Related Topix: Explosion, Financial Services, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, Oil & Gas, Whiting, IN, Fire, Opinion

News9 Oklahoma City

Judge To Rule On Whether Chesapeake Stands Trial

A northern Michigan judge says she'll issue a ruling later on whether Chesapeake Energy should stand trial on racketeering charges that accuse it of leasing land to thwart competitors and then canceling the deals when the competition ended.


Related Topix: Chesapeake Energy, Oil & Gas, Oklahoma City, OK

Vancouver Sun

CEO Watson grows a golden stream at Sandstorm Gold

Some of television's biggest celebrities arrive at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles.


Related Topix: Nokia, Navteq, Wireless, Telecom, Murphy Exploration and Production Company International, Oil & Gas, Mining, Goldcorp

Business Journal

Exxon Mobil to pay $1.4M over 2013 crude spill in Louisiana

Exxon will pay $1.4 million to resolve issues related to a 2013 crude oil spill.


Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil Chemical, Chemicals

Seeking Alpha

Time To Take Linn Energy Out Of The Penalty Box?

So far in 2014, several upstream MLPs have fallen short of meeting expectations.


Related Topix: Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC

Business Journal

Duke Energy cuts involvement in large California solar farm

Duke Energy Renewables has reduced its role in the proposed 247-megawatt Panoche Valley Solar Farm to that of a minor investor.


Related Topix: California, Duke Energy

Colorado Daily

Xcel asks federal regulators to intervene in Boulder's condemnation bid

Xcel Energy workers install a new pole on Pearl Street on the West End in Boulder on June 3, 2014.


Related Topix: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Storms packing 60 mph winds hit Michigan

Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of southern Michigan, bringing 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts that knocked down trees and power lines and blacked out about 169,000 electricity customers.


Related Topix: Weather, Wayne County, MI, Washtenaw County, MI, DTE Energy

The Fresno Bee

Viewpoints: We hate government, but should give it credit in Napa earthquake

Despite what happened during Sunday's magnitude-6.0 earthquake in the Napa Valley, we should also take a step back to look at what didn't happen – and the part that government played in limiting the destruction and confusion.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Napa, CA, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Pacific Gas and Electric

Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

Friends of the Earth - an advocacy group critical of the nuclear power industry - filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking for a hearing and charging the Diablo Canyon plant is violating its operating license.


Related Topix: Activism, Nuclear Energy, Pacific Gas and Electric

CBS Local

Perry Reveals Details On His Stylish New Specs

While attending the groundbreaking of an Occidental Petroleum complex in Midland on Tuesday, the governor showed The Associated Press his glasses.


Related Topix: Occidental Petroleum, Oil & Gas

Business Journal

BP to sell San Juan Basin oil and gas assets in New Mexico

International energy giant BP plc is selling its holdings on the southern edge of the San Juan Basin in New Mexico - but the company's assets in Colorado are not part of the offering, according to a company spokesman.


Related Topix: Financial Services, Oil & Gas, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust, Farmington, NM


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