Latest Utilities News

Chevron warns that its $53B acquisition of Hess Corp. may be in jeopardy over key asset in Guyana

Feb. 27, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Chevron warned Monday that its pending $53 billion acquisition of Hess may be in jeopardy because it will require the approval of Exxon Mobil and a Chinese national oil company, which both hold rights to development of an oil field off the coast of the South American nation Guyana. ...

Ohio commission awards bids to frack oil and gas under state parks, wildlife areas

Feb. 26, 2024 14:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio commission awarded bids to frack oil and gas under state parks Monday, despite statewide backlash and an ongoing investigation into possibly fraudulent support. The Ohio Oil and Gas Land Management Commission granted the mineral rights to several oil...

In water-stressed Singapore, a search for new solutions to keep the taps flowing

Feb. 25, 2024 19:18 PM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — A crack of thunder booms as dozens of screens in a locked office flash between live video of cars splashing through wet roads, drains sapping the streets dry, and reservoirs collecting the precious rainwater across the tropical island of Singapore. A team of government employees...

Warren Buffett uses his annual letter to warn about Wall Street and recount Berkshire's successes

Feb. 24, 2024 21:28 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett credited his longtime partner — the late Charlie Munger — with being the architect of the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate he has received the credit for leading and warned shareholders in his annual letter Saturday not to listen to Wall Street pundits or...

Some Arizona customers to see monthly fees increase for rooftop solar, advocates criticize rate hike

Feb. 24, 2024 17:26 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — About 1.4 million customers in Arizona will be paying more for electricity now that regulators have approved a rate hike proposed by the state’s largest utility, and an extra fee for customers with rooftop solar systems is prompting more criticism. The average...

Wisconsin lawmakers OK bill to tackle forever chemicals pollution, but governor isn't on board

Feb. 22, 2024 15:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would unlock $125 million to help municipalities and landowners cope with pollution from so-called forever chemicals. But Gov. Tony Evers isn't on board. The Senate passed the Republican-authored...

Court lifts US coal sales moratorium in a setback for Dems and environmentalists

Feb. 21, 2024 19:36 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a moratorium on coal leasing from federal lands in a move that could open the door to future coal sales from vast, publicly owned reserves of the fuel that's a major source of climate-changing greenhouse gases. ...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Chicago Sun-Times. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Illinois utility customers shouldn’t have to pay excessive add-on fees to their bills A study by the Citizens Utility Board reports customers are paying tens of millions for such things as utility memberships in trade...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Feb. 19, 2024 15:27 PM EST

Toledo Blade. February 17, 2024. Editorial: Gov.’s integrity suspect Since winning his first election as Clark County prosecutor in 1976 Gov. Mike DeWine has held Ohio political office nearly continuously. But he still has a lot to learn according to...

Public utilities regulator joins race for North Dakota's single U.S. House seat

Feb. 15, 2024 16:14 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A longtime public utilities regulator announced her candidacy on Thursday for North Dakota's lone U.S. House seat. Republican Julie Fedorchak has sat on the state's three-member Public Service Commission since 2013. She has won three statewide elections, most...