West Coast

Exxon Valdez Oil Disaster 15 Years Later

ConocoPhillips, the largest oil and gas producer in the state of Alaska, is mulling exports of Alaska North Slope crude to Asian markets, where the company may find better returns than on the US West Coast. “We do have the flexibility, if we want to use it, to take ANS cargoes to Asia,” said chief… Keep reading →

U.S. Trade Deficit Reaches All-Time High

The proposed 6 million ton per annum (mtpa) Jordan Cove LNG export facility in Coos Bay, Oregon has completed the front-end engineering and design and pre-construction phases, but if and when the project clears federal regulatory hurdles, it may still face political opposition at the state level. Infrastructure firm Black & Veatch and construction and… Keep reading →

The interior of the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant is shown October 11, 2011 in Hamtramck, Michigan. Officials from the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration toured the plant today to highlight the Obama administrations fuel economy standards.

Electric vehicle manufacturers and advocates are facing questions from an increasingly interested US public about how the cars work and whether they can meet conventional driving needs. Keep reading →