When operators pull oil out of the ground, it often comes up with copious amounts of natural gas.  This “associated gas” can be captured and brought to market, creating an additional revenue source for operators.  But if no gathering infrastructure or other methods of capture are deployed, operators either vent the gas to the atmosphere… Keep reading →

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to address cybersecurity concerns involving the electric grid.


Credit card fraud is on the rise in the United States. In 2014 alone, nearly 32 million customers had their credit card accounts breached. While the majority of credit card fraud incidents (45 percent) were related to online or card-not-present transactions, in which thieves used stolen card numbers to make online purchases, the second most… Keep reading →

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

How a simple change to grid rules could add 3 cents per kilowatt-hour to the value of rooftop solar  One of the benefits of distributed energy resources like rooftop solar is that they generate power where it’s consumed, and don’t need to use high-voltage transmission lines to transmit power. So why are distributed energy resources… Keep reading →


Credit investors who lent $11 billion to Chesapeake Energy Corp. are starting to give up on the company, the second-biggest junk-debt issuer in the U.S. energy industry. [Bloomberg] Mayor Bill de Blasio has set an ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from curtailing the city’s waster from home heating.… Keep reading →

Google Reports Quarterly Earnings

Regulators Bless Plans to Use Information Developed by Environmental Defense Fund and Google in $900M Pipeline Upgrade Program to Improve Safety, Reduce Waste and Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions New York and New Jersey, like many older communities in the US, have thousands of miles of old, leak-prone gas lines under their streets, some dating back to… Keep reading →

Libya To Send Apology To United Nations

Iran has begun dismantling parts of its nuclear programme, according to the UN atomic watchdog. [The Guardian] Additional natural-gas pipeline capacity is not the best solution to meet the state’s longer-term energy demand needs, according to a study released by Massachusetts’ Attorney General Maura Healey’s office. [Lowell Sun] A bill is set to be introduced… Keep reading →

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On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency submitted a draft final rule for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs

The energy industry – oil & gas sector in particular – is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements over the short to medium term, which has been dubbed “The Great Shift Change.” As the industry prepares for this turnover, companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology,… Keep reading →

EPA Updates UST Rules

Gasoline Prices Spike As Crude Oil Prices Surge

EPA has issued a final rule applicable to new and existing underground storage tanks. The rule is the first significant amendment to EPA’s 1988 UST regulations.

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