Carolinas clear first federal proposals for oil surveys
State regulators in both Carolinas have signed off on proposals by companies to conduct seismic testing for oil and natural gas off coast, subject to some conditions. Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:05pm
McCrory, other governors talking in DC about energy revenues
Some governors interested in offshore energy exploration - including North Carolina's Pat McCrory - plan to ask their congressional delegations to develop regional legislation to ensure states get revenues from what's being tapped into. Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:49am
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:59pm
Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas
A report by an advocacy group says twice the jobs and more energy can be generated in the Carolinas by developing offshore wind technology than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean. Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:21pm
McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline
Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County. Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:12am
NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing
State officials say the N.C. Highway Patrol is stepping in to provide security so a public meeting on fracking can be held in Sanford. State Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Jamie Kritzer says troopers will handle security Friday along with State Capitol Police officers. Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:30pm
Oil and gas exploration moves forward in Atlantic
The Obama administration announced the first step toward oil and natural gas exploration off the Atlantic coast. Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:28am
Obama administration opens East Coast to oil, gas search
A decision by the Obama administration is going to be welcomed by the oil industry, but not by environmentalists. Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:55pm
Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development
The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15. Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:21pm
Conservationists, capitalists battle over seismic testing
It was standing room only at the Kure Beach Town Council Meeting with hundreds more standing outside hanging on every word of the debate. Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:55am