Articles by Erwin Seba and Scott DiSavino

Refineries in Tropical Storm Barry’s Path to Keep Operating

Most U.S. refiners whose plants are in the path of Tropical Storm Barry took steps on Friday to keep them running, even as forecasters warned that the second named storm of the season could become a hurricane just before landfall …

PG&E Restructuring Highlights California’s Inverse Condemnation Rule

PG&E Corp.’s chances of emerging from bankruptcy proceedings hinge in part on an arcane California legal rule that threatens to keep the utility owner perpetually on the hook for liabilities from catastrophic wildfires even beyond the more than $30 billion …

Pennsylvania Allows ETP Mariner East 1 Pipeline to Resume Service

Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) voted on Thursday to allow Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Sunoco Mariner East 1 natural gas liquids pipeline to return to service, reversing a suspension tied to safety concerns. The PUC stopped flows on Mariner East …

How Meteorologists View 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Most meteorologists forecast the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will be less active than a year ago, with the number of named storms and hurricanes near average. A few meteorologists, however, expect this season to be more active than normal with …

Manhattan Power Outages to Continue for Days: ConEd

Residents of lower Manhattan faced up to four days without power on Tuesday as Consolidated Edison, New York City’s power provider, scrambled to repair the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. Almost every street below Times Square in the city’s Midtown …

New Jersey Nuclear Plant Declares ‘Alert’ After Sandy Storm Surge

Exelon Corp. declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use …

Nuclear Accidents Pose Little Risk to U.S. Health, Say Regulators

The risk to public health from a severe nuclear power plant accident in the United States is “very small” because reactor operators should have time to prevent core damage and reduce the release of radioactive materials, U.S. nuclear regulators said …

Report: Engineers Knew Tsunami Could Overwhelm Fukushima Plant