States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.
Shell announces its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well.
Specialty chemicals company Albemarle is buying counterpart Rockwood Holdings Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.2 billion.
Alcoa signed a $1.1 billion deal to make jet engine parts for a unit of United Technologies Corp.
More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas.
North Dakota regulators have approved a $7.9 million pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel refinery under construction near Dickinson.
Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.
Q2 2014's global M&A targetting the Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector recovered from a subdued Q1. Deal value increased 68.8% to US$ 143.8bn with 400 deals, up from 345 deals at US$ 85.2bn Q1 2014 and marking the hitest valued quarter in over a year (Q4 2012 valued at US$ 190.4bn).
A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.
For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that development can bring and the preservation of a land considered to be sacred. That dilemma has been brought to the fore since 1 million gallons of saltwater spewed from an underground pipeline.
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.
ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia.
Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.
Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.
Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.