Energy News

New York salt mine gets OK for rail line extension

New York salt mine gets OK for rail line extension

GROVELAND, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York company has received permission to extend a rail line at its massive salt mine, a move that was opposed by two Seneca Indian nations. The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports (http://on.rocne.ws/1tF0RBL ) that the required permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been authorized. […]

Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing

Foes of uranium mine make case at hearing

SUNDANCE, Wyo. – Five people testified against proposed northern Black Hills uranium mining in view of sacred Mato Tipila (aka Bear’s Lodge or Devils Tower) at a public hearing on Sept. 28, before a panel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. Two spoke in favor. The Australian corporation Strata Energy Inc. […]

Two factors could hurt oil production

Two factors could hurt oil production

The state’s top oil and gas industry regulator told lawmakers Wednesday the state’s oil production is poised to continue increasing although oil prices and the state’s clamping down on flaring could cause negative impacts. Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms told members of the interim Government Finance Committee statewide production passed 1.1 million barrels […]

Dropping oil prices may hit U.S. fracking firms hard

Dropping oil prices may hit U.S. fracking firms hard

North American crude is expensive to pump, and the falling oil prices will only make production more difficult.  In the past four weeks, oil prices across the globe have fallen about eight percent.  The U.S. price per barrel closed at $85.77, the lowest it has been since December 2012. According to a recent report by […]

MHA Nation set to drill its own wells announced at indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit

MHA Nation set to drill its own wells announced at indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit

MHA Nation tribal members on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation are celebrating their next move to oil extraction and production.  Talk about drilling their own wells brought cheers and applause at the Indigenous Nations Economic Development Summit in New Town, Tuesday. North Segment Tribal Council Representative Ken Hall told the audience at the Summit that […]

Acoma Receives $110,000 for Exploration Study

Acoma Receives $110,000 for Exploration Study

More than $2.8 million has been awarded to 13 tribal energy and mineral development projects in New Mexico, including the Pueblo of Acoma. These awards to eight tribes will help them better evaluate and make use of their energy and mineral resources to benefit the tribal, state, and national economy, according to a press release […]

Winona LaDuke: Fracking bans needed across Indian Country

Winona LaDuke: Fracking bans needed across Indian Country

Ft. BERTHOLD, N. D. — It is time for a fracked oil and gas moratorium on Ft. Berthold and Standing Rock Indian reservations. Hundreds of municipalities, counties, provinces and countries have passed such bans, and Indian Country needs to do the same. A road trip I took convinced me. I ended up in Ft. Berthold, […]

1 2 3 89