| Feb 14, 2014
Re "Obama's pipeline dilemma," Opinion, Feb. 12
Doyle McManus aptly points out several of the political pros and cons related to President Obama's decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
What he fails to address is the need for fossil fuels to be left...
| Feb 12, 2014
The debate over the Keystone XL pipeline may look like just another example of the partisan divide on Capitol Hill. If only it were that easy.
President Obama's dilemma over whether to approve the 1,600-mile pipeline, which would move oil from Canada to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 1:53 PM
This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
When the State Department released its environmental report on the Keystone XL pipeline Friday, the timing led me to fear the worst. It’s a strategy bordering on tradition in politics that if you...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:37 AM
From the Anchorage Daily News comes the latest accounting of how much the oil industry is spending to save a tax cut it received last year from the generous state government.
As of Feb. 5, the total is $3.5 million, with the lead campaign donors being...
| Feb 9, 2014
Re "The future of Keystone XL," Editorial, Feb. 2
TransCanada hasn't had a spill from our actual oil pipelines. The first Keystone pipeline has safely delivered more than 550 million barrels of oil to U.S. refineries.
In 2011 we replaced some fittings...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:10 AM
After investing an estimated $5 billion in recent years into oil exploration in the offshore Alaskan Arctic, Shell announced Thursday that it will abandon any renewed drilling effort this year.
The company cited a federal appeals court decision last...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Shell’s decision to give up on Arctic Ocean oil drilling for 2014 is good news for the environment. Now if only the oil companies — and the Obama administration — would give up altogether on the idea of drilling in such a remote and...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Chevron Corp.'s profit fell 32% in the fourth quarter on lower oil and gas production and lower prices for refined fuels relative to the cost of crude.
The nation's second-biggest oil company Friday reported net income of $4.93 billion on revenue of...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:19 PM
SEATTLE — The U.S. government violated the law when it opened millions of acres of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday, possibly delaying plans by companies such as Royal Dutch Shell to drill off the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After four major crashes involving North American trains transporting crude oil, the National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday issued three recommendations intended to protect the public in the event of future derailments, fires and spills.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...