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North Dakota Well Leaking Oil, Gas & Water

October 20, 2014 10:37 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday.                                           

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ExxonMobil Pledges Support For Biofuels Research

October 16, 2014 3:27 pm | by Iowa State University | Comments

The ExxonMobil Biofuels Program will initially focus on two research projects with Iowa State. The studies are related to the fast pyrolysis of biomass – rapidly heating biomass (including corn stalks, switchgrass or wood chips) without oxygen to produce liquid bio-oil, which can then be upgraded into transportation fuels.

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Gas Natural Sells Its Wyoming Energy West Assets

October 16, 2014 3:22 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million.                                                      

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Oil Regulator: Price Drop Could Slow Drilling

October 16, 2014 3:18 pm | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

Recent oil price drops could halt drilling in several North Dakota counties and force the state to reevaluate its budget, according to the state's top oil regulator.                                          

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Senate Task Force To Aid WV Coalfields

October 16, 2014 3:14 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | Comments

Senate President Jeff Kessler is setting up a task force as part of a push to help West Virginia's struggling southern coalfields.                                       

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BASF Sells Textile Chemical Business

October 16, 2014 3:11 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Chemical and oil company BASF SE says it is selling its textile chemicals business to Swiss-based Archroma for an undisclosed amount.                                  

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More Needed To Improve Oil Train Safety

October 16, 2014 10:27 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | Comments

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.    

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Falling Oil Prices Shake Up Global Economies

October 16, 2014 10:23 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing nations are benefiting from the lowest prices in four years.

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Abandoned Mines Spill Sludge

October 16, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A popular tourist attraction in southern Arizona is at risk of being contaminated with orange and brown sludge that spilled from two abandoned mines near Patagonia.                                        

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SW Energy Snaps Up Assets In Marcellus, Utica

October 16, 2014 10:12 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Southwestern Energy will spend about $5.38 billion to acquire drilling assets in West Virginia and southwest Pennsylvania now owned by Chesapeake Energy.                            

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Minnesota Opens $28M Wastewater Plant

October 16, 2014 10:10 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Officials in northeastern Minnesota are celebrating the opening of a $28 million wastewater treatment plant.                                                             

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Regulator Recuses Himself Amid Probe

October 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A California Public Utilities Commission member who was involved in secret email exchanges with the state's largest utility said Wednesday he is recusing himself from several matters related to the company.                       

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ND Produced Record 35m Barrels Of Oil In August

October 16, 2014 10:06 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state's Industrial Commission.                                   

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EPA Approves New Weed Killer

October 16, 2014 10:04 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.                                                 

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A Unique Approach To Monitoring Fracking Groundwater

October 15, 2014 3:57 pm | by University of Cincinnati | Comments

A University of Cincinnati research project is taking a groundbreaking approach to monitoring groundwater resources near fracking sites in Ohio.                                       

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