With a high-stakes trial set to resume in less than a month, BP and the federal government on Thursday offered conflicting estimates of how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico after the blowout of the company's Macondo well triggered a deadly explosion.
A Noble Energy is helping the Marshall County school district in West Virginia launch a new after-school wellness program for elementary students. The company, the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and Youth Services Systems are gathering Friday for the formal launch of "Energizing Our Youth."
A company run by Africa's richest man received a loan toward a $9 billion project that will give Nigeria its largest oil refinery and petrochemical and fertilizer complex, reducing the country's reliance on international markets. Nigeria is Africa's biggest oil producer, and is a top supplier of crude to the U.S.
Michigan may have large reserves of natural gas thousands of feet below the earth's surface but they probably won't be developed on a large scale for many years, if ever, giving policymakers time to deal with the environmental and public health concerns associated with fracking.
Federal land managers have proposed limiting the number of parcels to be leased for oil and natural gas development near the Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. The Bureau of Land Management released its environmental assessment for the lease sale and called for cutting the number of available parcels from 38 to just four.
New Hampshire's attorney general is suing Shell Oil Co., seeking reimbursement of $2.4 million in cleanup costs, saying the company did not disclose that it had insurance coverage for those costs. Attorney General Joseph Foster says Shell owned or operated gas stations in New Hampshire from the 1930s through 1998.
The price of oil hovered above $108 a barrel on Wednesday after President Barack Obama secured the support of key U.S. politicians for a punitive strike against Syria, but international backing for the attack was still tentative. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for October delivery was down 30 cents to $108.24 a barrel.
A study by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Fish and Wildlife Service says a spill of hydraulic fracturing fluids is believed to be the cause of a die-off of Blackside dace that lived in the Acorn Fork, a small creek in Knox County.
A group of environmental and public interest organizations said Wednesday that Gov. Bobby Jindal's staunch opposition to a lawsuit against scores of oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal erosion is motivated by more than $1 million he has received over the years in contributions from the oil industry.
Nobody has been hurt in a fiery drilling rig accident in rural South Texas and efforts continue to put out the blaze. The Lavaca County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened Wednesday night between Shiner and Yoakum. The area is about 80 miles east of San Antonio.
State environmental officials on Wednesday were investigating an oil spill at a refinery that left a sheen floating on the Delaware River. The refinery in Delaware City, operated by PBF Energy, reported the release about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection says in a Tuesday release that it's recommending a 60-day public comment period regulations covering the oil and gas industry, with at least six public hearings across the state to get as much input as possible.
The companies that own a gas pipeline that exploded near Charleston in December have settled all but one of the lawsuits filed by residents who were impacted by the blast. Details of the settlements are confidential, but Warner said the plaintiffs were "pleased with the results."
Shell Oil Co. is seeking ethane suppliers for its proposed petrochemical complex in western Pennsylvania, about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh. The company says in a statement Tuesday that it will accept bids from August 27 to October 4, 2013.
The head of security for the administrator of BP's multibillion-dollar settlement with Gulf Coast residents and businesses says an internal probe of alleged misconduct by an employee of a Mobile, Ala., claims center hasn't turned up any evidence of fraud.
Oneok Partners L.P. said Monday that it will spend $440 million to acquire and improve some natural gas-related assets in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. The company said the deal includes the purchase of a natural gas processing facility for $305 million.
A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the problems may not be as widespread as some critics claim.
As the deadline for comments on a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal called Port Ambrose off the New Jersey and New York coasts was ending Thursday night, public comments on the proposal were running 1,000-to-1 against the plan.
In a move credited to a "staffing adjustment," three Justice Department prosecutors have asked to withdraw from the case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Roadless tracts of grasslands, numerous parks, wildlife areas and North Dakota's highest peak at White Butte are among 40 sites in the western part of the state that have been nominated for increased protection from oil drilling.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition, a gas drilling-industry trade group, released a workforce survey Wednesday of more than 100 of its members, saying it's been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields.
Russia has blocked a Greenpeace ship from entering Arctic waters where the environmentalist group was planning to protest against oil exploration activities by Rosneft and ExxonMobil, citing questions over the vessel's ice strengthening.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will avoid a potentially dicey political conflict by not accompanying President Barack Obama to parts of upstate New York roiled over the state's ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. Obama supports the technology as an economic windfall that helps make the country more energy independent.
A 10,000-gallon fuel oil tank exploded at an industrial park on Monday and went flying across a road, killing a worker who was welding nearby. The tank spilled 7,500 gallons of fuel and flooded a dike encircling the area, but the spill was contained, firefighters said.
Gov. Steve Bullock joined oil company officials on Friday to laud the state's first production carbon dioxide injection oil field as a big step forward. Denbury Resources Inc. held a ribbon-cutting at its Bell Creek plant in southeastern Montana.