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.
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.
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.
The well is part of a joint project between the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft and ExxonMobil to develop the region's oil reserves, which are estimated at up to 100 billion barrels.
Mexico's state-owned oil company says one worker died when a gas leak caught fire and shout out flames at a refinery in the northern state of Tamaulipas.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose 19 this week to 1,908.
Tribal leaders on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch are proposing fees for companies that burn and waste natural gas.
Norway's Statoil ASA has found no commercial quantities of oil and gas at the northernmost wells it has ever drilled in the Arctic, the government-controlled company said Thursday.
Americans spend the most, per person, on housing in Washington, D.C., and the least in West Virginia. Those and other figures emerged from a new annual report from the government that for the first time reveals consumer spending on a state-by-state basis. The numbers point to substantial shifts in the economy since the recession ended.
Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis.
Mexico's Congress approved a comprehensive energy reform that will break more than seven decades of state monopoly and dramatically expand the role of foreign and private companies in the country's oil and gas industry.
A draft state report released Wednesday on a possible explanation why well water in a central Wyoming gas field smells foul and tastes bad points away from leaky gas wells as a source of the problem.
Environmental investigators faulted Chevron Inc. site managers in a report released Wednesday on a natural gas well fire in western Pennsylvania that killed one worker.
Another environmental group has distanced itself from the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale Development, a hotly-debated partnership of major energy companies, green groups and foundations.
Companies that provide hydraulic fracturing technologies and other services in the North Dakota oil patch and elsewhere aren't the only ones making money. People who invest in them are also having a good year.
A south Louisiana flood authority is fighting a new state law aimed at retroactively killing a lawsuit filed last year over coastal damage attributed to oil and gas drilling.
Residents living near oil refineries and environmental activists are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt stricter emissions standards to reduce communities' exposure to a cancer-causing chemical.
Natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) through July. The Marcellus Region, mostly located in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is the largest producing shale gas basin in the United States, accounting for almost 40% of U.S. shale gas production. Marcellus Region production has increased dramatically over the past four years, increasing from 2 Bcf/d in 2010 to its current level.
Residents will have an opportunity in Galena Park to give their opinion on a series of proposed federal rules that include forcing refineries to report emissions of the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
Colorado's Democratic governor urged those pushing dueling proposals on oil and gas drilling to stop their campaigns to avoid a messy ballot fight and called for a task force to deal with energy development.
Authorities in Taiwan's second-biggest city zeroed in on a petrochemical firm in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 28 people and injured 286, as anger rose over the handling of the disaster.
Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday.
BP PLC has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out part of its settlement of claims for damage from its enormous oil spill in 2010 — a section saying businesses don't have to prove that the spill directly harmed them to be eligible for payment, only that they lost money afterward and recovered in 2011.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a southeastern Minnesota frack sand mine to stop operating.
An Oklahoma energy company says it plans to build another factory in western North Dakota capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of natural gas daily.