Alberta's tar sands are some of the largest oil reserves in the world. TransCanada's plan to build a pipeline, known as Keystone XL, from Alberta into the U.S. heartland has raised concerns among environmental activists, pitting environmental concerns against an industry push to increase production.
An energy company is defending an assistant attorney general who a federal judge said has been assisting it and another company in a battle with southwest Virginia landowners over natural gas royalties calling the judge's accusation a "gratuitous personal observation."
The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission has upheld an order revoking the permits of a northeast Ohio injection-well operator whose former executive is charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act, but the company says it is not giving up.
President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his long-awaited national plan to combat climate change in a major speech. People consulting with White House officials say they expect him to put forth regulations on heat-trapping gases emitted by existing coal-fired power plans.
It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles? That's the peril and promise of a high-ethanol blend of gasoline known as E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol.
On a recent visit to New York, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke in favor of the Keystone XL, an $5.3 billion oil pipeline that would run from Alberta to Kansas. Harper focused on the jobs that would be created by such a project.
Shares of PetroQuest Energy Inc. fell Thursday after the company said it planned to buy a shallow water property in the Gulf of Mexico for $193 million. These assets produced, on average, about 1,100 barrels of oil per day and 19 million cubic feet of gas per day during May.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has dropped plans to have outside experts review its theory that hydraulic fracturing may have played a role in groundwater pollution in Wyoming, and the agency no longer plans to write a final report on its research that led to the controversial finding a year and a half ago.
Shell Nigeria says an explosion and fire caused by oil theft have forced it to shut down its Trans Niger Pipeline that carries 150,000 barrels of crude a day. Thursday's statement said the theft of oil, known as bunkering, caused the conflagration at Bodo West in Ogoniland.
A planned $1.3 billion project to remodel Costa Rica's only oil refinery with Chinese money was halted Thursday after the government learned that a firm doing a feasibility study is owned by the company paying for the renovation, China's National Petroleum Corp.
Dozens of energy industry executives have been gathering in Kenya's capital this week, a location that would have been unlikely to attract big oil only a decade ago. But today, as one executive put it, East Africa is in the middle of an incredible energy boom, activity that is likely to last decades.
Norway's Parliament has opened up a new area on the fringe of the Arctic Ocean to offshore oil drilling despite protests from opponents who fear catastrophic oil spills in the remote and icy region. Most of the Norwegian sector of the Barents Sea, which the Nordic country shares with Russia, is already open to petroleum activities.
Wes Reeves, a spokesperson for Xcel Energy, discusses the benefits of ash byproducts produced at Harrington Generating Station, a coal-fired generating station. The ash can be used in a number of processes in various industries and presents an additional revenue stream for Xcel.
About 2,000 opponents of a natural-gas drilling process that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground rallied outside New York's Capitol on Monday as a new statewide poll showed a slight increase among voters who are against it.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation giving the state the nation's strictest regulations for high-volume oil and gas drilling. In a news release, Quinn's office says the governor signed the bill Monday. Quinn says the law will "unlock the potential" for thousands of jobs in southern Illinois while protecting the environment.
In the wake of a ruptured pipeline that coated an Arkansas town in oil over two months ago, residents are complaining about illnesses that could be related to the spill. Al Jazeera take a look at the environmental controls being placed on the U.S. oil industry and what their possible impact on public health could be.
Natural Resource Partners LP said Monday that it reached a deal to buy non-operated working interests in producing oil and gas properties in North Dakota and Montana from Abraxas Petroleum Corp. for about $35.3 million in cash. The acquisition consists of about 13,500 net acres with an estimated average working interest of 11 percent in the Bakken and Three Forks play.
The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation's driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth's surface. Hydraulic fracturing, or the drilling technique commonly known as fracking, has been used for decades to blast huge volumes of water, fine sand and chemicals into the ground to crack open valuable shale formations.
A Canadian company announced Thursday that it's closing a natural gas compression and processing plant in Casper and laying off dozens of workers. Enerflex Ltd., based in Calgary, Canada, announced Thursday it is closing its Casper plant because of shifting demand in the U.S. gas markets.
A Southern California electric utility said Tuesday that it was reviving plans to build a large, natural gas-fired plant after news that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was closing. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. said it will ask regulators next week to approve a 300-megawatt plant in unincorporated Otay Mesa near the Mexican border.
Officials say a Delaware City Refinery unit is using backup pollution control after a malfunction that sent a dark plume of smoke billowing from a stack at the plant. A Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control alert says the problem involves an energy-recovery and pollution-control system linked to a coker, which controls emissions.
BP says the United States saw its biggest-ever annual increase in oil production in 2012, while the world's demand for energy grew at a slower pace than the year before. In its annual Statistical Review of World Energy released Wednesday, BP PLC says the U.S. produced 8.9 million barrels a day, up 13.9 percent from 2011.
Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday. The London-based oil giant said the Coast Guard has concluded "active cleanup operations" in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, but the work continues along 84 miles of Louisiana's shoreline.
Chevron CEO John Watson discusses energy production in the wake of BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Watson says energy companies are taking a more proactive approach to safety, securing their systems and operations before government regulators come knocking.
Atlas Resource Partners is acquiring about 466 billion cubic worth of proven natural gas reserves for $733 million. Atlas Resource now expects its full year 2014 distribution to its unit holders of at least $2.60 per unit, up about 27 percent from its current annualized distribution of $2.04.