Rob Nikolewski is the National Energy Correspondent for Watchdog.org. He is based in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact him at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @NMWatchdog.

Don’t expect another big drop at the gas pump after June OPEC meeting

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, North Dakota, Texas  /  No Comments

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Sorry, even though gas prices nosedived after OPEC met last November don’t expect another price drop when the cartel meets June 5.

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Why is Russia in favor of a nuclear deal with Iran? Energy takes a backseat

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Why is Russia in favor of a nuclear agreement with Iran if Russia’s energy sectors will be hurt by a deal?

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Natural gas pipeline battle hammers New England ratepayers

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, New Hampshire, News  /  No Comments

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A lack of natural gas pipelines is a big reason why utility rates in New England are the highest in the country.

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Duke Energy to pay $102 million after Dan River spill

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, North Carolina  /  No Comments

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Duke Energy agreed Thursday to a $102 plea deal with the U.S. Justice Department, stemming from a massive spill on the Dan River in North Carolina.

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Will the EPA’s Clean Power Plan save you money or clean your clock?

By   /  May 13, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News, Regulations, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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A study sponsored by an energy group warns that 43 states will see double-digit increases in electricity prices in the next decade if the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is enacted.

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Now it’s Saudi Arabia’s turn to feel some pain from low oil prices

By   /  May 6, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Many have focused on the travails of U.S. oil producers but Saudi Arabia is burning through its foreign currency reserves, an indication the kingdom has problems of its own.

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