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Mine Spills 10 Million Gallons Of Acid Into River

August 12, 2014 11:03 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A civil defense official says a private mine in northern Mexico did not report a massive acid spill, allowing it to flow into a river that supplies water to tens of thousands of people.                     

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Oyster Harvest Still Feels The BP Pain

August 12, 2014 10:36 am | by STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press | Comments

Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation's worst offshore oil disaster. Even after a modest rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest.

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All Miners Rescued In Mine Collapse

August 12, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Nine miners were rescued from a collapsed mine on Tuesday after being trapped inside for several hours, Turkey's state-run news agency said.                                

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Utica Shale Region Now Included In Drilling Productivity Report

August 12, 2014 10:20 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The Utica Region in eastern Ohio, one of the fastest growing natural gas production areas in the United States, has been added to the Drilling Productivity Report. Total natural gas production in the Utica Region has increased from 155 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) in January 2012 to an estimated 1.3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in September 2014.

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9 Trapped In Mine Collapse

August 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A coal mine collapsed in northern Turkey earlier today, trapping up to nine people inside, an official said.                                        

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BP plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Trial Set For Ex-BP Exec

August 12, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A trial is expected to begin the week of March 9 for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.                            

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Obama Administration Talks Energy Development

August 12, 2014 9:52 am | by SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press | Comments

The potential for renewable energy development in the Southwest is tremendous, but two top officials in President Barack Obama's administration said Monday much work needs to be done to meet the challenges of exporting that power to market.  

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Indianapolis Fears Coal Ash Contamination

August 11, 2014 4:32 pm | by CHARLES D. WILSON, Associated Press | Comments

Environmental, health and neighborhood groups on Monday called on Indianapolis Power & Light to test groundwater at eight coal ash lagoons they fear may be contaminating wells that supply water to residents on the city's south side.       

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Mexico Opens Oil & Gas To Private, Foreign Firms

August 11, 2014 4:30 pm | by MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | Comments

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of the state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.                    

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Drilling Firm Challenges Waste Ordinance

August 11, 2014 4:28 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | Comments

A gas and oil drilling company has sued a western Pennsylvania township, claiming that an ordinance passed to ban the disposal of drilling byproducts like fracking fluids and briny water is illegal and trumped by state and federal law.

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$1.5 Wastewater Violation Still Unpaid In North Dakota

August 11, 2014 10:53 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

It's been two years since state regulators touted a record $1.5 million fine against a company for illegally dumping 20,000 barrels of toxic liquid and threatening drinking water supplies near a large western North Dakota city, and little has changed. The now-dissolved company is under federal investigation, the penalty is unpaid and the affected site is still contaminated.

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Claims Grow Against WV Spill Company

August 11, 2014 10:51 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Charleston-based Freedom Industries can expect about 5,000 groups to ask for money in bankruptcy claims over the spill, said the case's claims agent, James Lane.                          

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Keystone Will Produce More Carbon Pollution Than Expected

August 11, 2014 10:48 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Comments

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.                         

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American Energy Worker Killed In Egypt

August 11, 2014 10:39 am | by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press | Comments

An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.                         

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Martin Midstream Pays $120M For Cardinal Gas Storage Partners

August 11, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Oil and natural gas distributor Martin Midstream Partners said Monday it will pay $120 million to get full ownership of Cardinal Gas Storage Partners, which helps run four natural gas storage facilities in North Louisiana and Mississippi. 

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