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Pipeline Nation: America’s Broken Industry

April 1, 2015 9:52 am | by VICE News | Videos | Comments

VICE News traveled to Glendive, Montana, to visit the site of a pipeline spill that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River, to find out why the industry has such weak regulatory oversight.

Albanian Authorities Evacuate Village After Oil Well Blast

April 1, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well.

Do The Math: Fracking, by The Numbers

March 31, 2015 5:17 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Articles | Comments

Know how many chemicals are used to fracking? Or how many wells are in the U.S.? Here’s a look at fracking, by the numbers.  

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Emissions Requirements, Fuel Cell Vehicles to Drive Increase in Global Hydrogen

March 31, 2015 3:25 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recently released report anticipates demand for cleaner transportation will substantially increase the global hydrogen market in the near future.

New York Court: Drilling Leases Expired Despite State Ban

March 31, 2015 3:12 pm | by MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The New York moratorium on hydraulic fracturing doesn't allow energy companies to extend leases with landowners beyond the expiration dates in their contracts, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.

Va. Board OKs $361,000 Fine Against CSX For 2014 Derailment

March 31, 2015 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CSX also agreed to complete restoration of the river bank in the area of the derailment and monitor the river for any long-term environmental impacts from the incident.

US to Pledge up to 28 Percent Emission Cut in Global Treaty

March 31, 2015 10:33 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States pledged to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

High Plains Coal-Bed Methane Reservoir Deal Headed to Vote

March 31, 2015 10:29 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | News | Comments

An agreement between Wyoming environmental regulators, a gas developer and a bond surety company would put the surety company in charge of inventory and reclamation of as many as 143 small reservoirs containing groundwater from coal-bed methane wells.

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NYC Blast Probe Highlights Problem of Stealing Gas

March 31, 2015 9:58 am | by COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press | News | Comments

While officials caution that they aren't certain of the cause of last week's blast in New York's East Village, it is highlighting a long-known problem with potentially deadly consequences: untrained schemers rigging up pipes to save money by siphoning natural gas.

Northeast, Despite Highest Gas Costs, Resists More Pipelines

March 30, 2015 4:21 pm | by RIK STEVENS, Associated Press | News | Comments

There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?

Low Crude Prices Curb Job Growth For Oil-Producing States

March 30, 2015 3:38 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Newly released estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the global drop in oil prices hindered growth in many of the country's top oil producing states.

Study: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Benefit US Energy Security

March 30, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andy Szal, Digitial Reporter | News | Comments

Confining crude oil to U.S. refineries, the researcher said, could lead to discounted crude prices that eventually disrupt investment in oil exploration and production.

Business Forecasters Boost 2-Year Outlook For US Economy

March 30, 2015 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The March report from the National Association for Business Economics forecasts more hiring, a lower unemployment rate, a lower inflation rate and more growth in consumer spending in 2015, compared to the group's forecast December 2014.

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Poll: Americans Evenly Divided on Fracking

March 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent nationwide poll showed Americans are evenly split between support and opposition for hydraulic fracturing in the U.S.

Obama Golfs With Big Money, Oil Moguls in Florida

March 30, 2015 9:34 am | by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls.

Senate Approves Long-Delayed Bill to Boost Energy Efficiency

March 28, 2015 4:11 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes.

Is Wyoming Ready For Another Bust?

March 28, 2015 3:37 pm | by BENJAMIN STORROW, Casper Star-Tribune | Articles | Comments

Almost three decades after a dramatic drop in crude prices brought the state to its knees, is Wyoming better prepared to navigate another oil industry bust?

Exxon Unit Asks For Exception to North Dakota Gas Flare Rule

March 28, 2015 3:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The state's Oil and Gas Division heard the request from XTO Energy this week in which the company argues it has nowhere to take its gas. 

Hess Corp Gives $15 Million to University of Wyoming

March 26, 2015 10:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas deposits.

2 US Funds to Invest $900 Million in Mexican Gas Pipeline

March 26, 2015 10:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mexico's state-owned petroleum company Pemex has signed an agreement giving two investment funds a 45 percent stake in a natural gas pipeline in exchange for $900 million.

Santorum: Obama Opposition to Fossil Fuels "Quasi-Religious"

March 26, 2015 10:29 pm | by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press | News | Comments

Santorum criticized the Obama administration's regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

Oil Prices Jump Almost 5 Percent as Tensions Mount in Yemen

March 26, 2015 6:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

It was the first time the benchmark U.S. oil contract closed at $50 or higher since March 9.

Oil Council: Shale Won't Last, Arctic Drilling Needed Now

March 26, 2015 6:05 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

The government predicts that the shale boom won't last much beyond the next decade.

Views Mixed on U.S. Oil Storage Crunch

March 26, 2015 3:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

For some, the news triggered speculation that declining storage space in the U.S. - at a time when the market already has too much oil - could further erode crude prices. Others believe the nation's oil capacity is already at or near its peak with millions of gallons of potential space to spare.

Shell Cuts Staff in North Sea

March 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The oil company said the cuts are part of a range of initiatives it has been pursuing to manage costs and improve competitive performance.

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