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Viral Oil Prices and a Trump, Putin Phone Call

In November 2018, Alabama's premiere oil and gas exploration company, Energen Corp., sold to Texas-based Diamondback Energy, just in time to escape the collapse...

Warrior Met Coal Announces New Underground Facility

Brookwood-based Warrior Met Coal has announced a five-year plan to develop a $500 million underground coal mining facility near its current mines in northern...

Southern Power Adds 12th Wind Farm

Southern Power, the Birmingham subsidiary of the Southern Co. that deals in wholesale alternative energy across the country, announced the acquisition of its 12th...

Alabama Company Reopens Wyoming Coal Mines

An Alabama company has taken over two coal mines in Wyoming's Powder River Basin and is calling back to work many of the hundreds...

Utilities Look to Private Broadband Networks In Upgrading the Grid

As America’s electric utility industry evolves from centralized generation and distribution to a distributed model, data connectivity becomes key to make the coordinated, interactive...

Know When to Fold Them — Energen Corp.

When Alabama-based Energen Corp. disappeared by acquisition about one year ago, it might have been a case of getting out while the getting was...

Honda Enters Deal to Decrease Carbon Footprint in Alabama

Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60 percent of the electricity it uses in North America.

Altec’s Long Reach Brings Power to the Navajo Nation

Birmingham's Altec Industries is reaching its long arms west to the Navajo Nation — to households that are among the last to be connected to an electric utility.

Volkert Powers Up Its Energy Domain

94-year-old engineering heavyweight Volkert Inc. is rapidly growing a new energy division.

Flashback: Peak Oil

Figure it was an early Christmas present for folks who still fret over America’s energy security. On November 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of the...

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