In recent years, earthquakes have become commonplace in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Most were too weak to cause serious damage, but they've rattled nerves and raised suspicions that the shaking might be connected to oil and gas fracking, especially the wells in which the industry disposes of its wastewater.
The U.S. is trying to derail a project to build a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine to supply Europe, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Russian and Austrian energy firms agreed to build the pipeline's western end.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple urged industry and government officials to build more pipelines to keep pace with the breakneck speed of North Dakota's oil production.
Disclosures from railroads about volatile oil shipments from the Northern Plains show dozens of the trains passing weekly through Illinois and the Midwest and up to 19 a week reaching Washington state on the West Coast.
The annual study looks at US exploration and production (E&P) spending and performance data over the past five years for the largest 50 companies based on end-of-year oil and gas reserve estimates.
The world's first purpose-built liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, the Methane Princess, entered service 50 years ago, in June 1964. Since then, the global LNG carrier fleet has grown to include 357 ships, with an average capacity of 150,000 cubic meters of LNG per ship (approximately 3,300 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas), more than five times larger than the capacity of the Methane Princess.
Hi-Crush Partners LP, or Hi-Crush, announced the entry into a new long-term frac sand purchase agreement between Hi-Crush Operating LLC, a subsidiary of Hi-Crush, and Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., or Halliburton, which amends and restates the existing supply agreements between Hi-Crush and its affiliates and Halliburton.
The price of oil was steady Tuesday as investors monitored the insurgency roiling Iraq for any signs it could affect its oil production and exports.
Spanish energy company Repsol has announced what it says is a significant hydrocarbon discovery in a relatively unexplored part of West Siberia.
Kansas health officials on Monday were at the site of natural gas pipeline eruption in eastern Kansas, where crops and trees have withered since a dark, oily plume burst from the line while crews were trying to perform maintenance.
The U.S. Forest Service has given an Australia-based mining company permission to conduct exploratory drilling at eight locations at Hall Mountain in northern Idaho to search for rare earth elements.
Thousands of Nigerian fishermen have rejected an offer of $50 million from Royal Dutch Shell for "some of the largest oil spills in history," their British lawyers said after winning a landmark court ruling.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by four this week to 1,858.
A storage tank damaged by floodwaters dumped 7,500 gallons of crude oil into the Poudre River near Windsor in northern Colorado, slickening vegetation a quarter-mile downstream, but apparently not affecting any drinking water, state officials said Friday.
Today, the resurgent American oil industry is tapping into this rugged landscape, so the vistas that soothed Roosevelt's grief and helped instill his zeal for conservation now include oil rigs and flares used to burn off natural gas that comes to the surface.
Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research.
ExxonMobil Chemical Company announced that it has started construction of a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas, complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu.
For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its streets. The gas fields have produced a billion dollars in mineral wealth and pumped more than $30 million into city bank accounts. But this former farming center north of Dallas is considering a revolt.
An organization representing mayors of cities in the Great Lakes region says the U.S. and Canada should do more to protect the environment from oil spills.
Iraqi security forces battled insurgents targeting the country's main oil refinery and said they regained partial control of a city near the Syrian border, trying to blunt a weeklong offensive by Sunni militants who diplomats fear may have also seized some 100 foreign workers.
Montana officials said they intend to release details next week on the frequency of oil trains passing through the state, despite efforts by railroads to keep the information from the public after a string of fiery accidents raised safety concerns.
Numerous speakers told a state Senate committee that they oppose the rapid increase in railcars carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota and Montana through the state.
California oil regulators have released updated rules governing well stimulation jobs including hydraulic fracturing. The revisions are a continuation of the draft rules released last year.
North Dakota is now producing 1 million barrels of oil per day, with a large part of the credit due to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has turned back a challenge to Winona County newest frack sand mine. Twelve residents challenged the county board's approval for a condition use permit for the 19-acre sand mine in Saratoga Township.