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OH Government Aids Knew Of Pro-Drilling Plan

February 19, 2014 10:06 am | by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent | News | Comments

Top advisers to Republican Gov. John Kasich knew the Ohio Department of Natural Resources planned to discredit environmental groups and two lawmakers while promoting drilling in state parks and forests in 2012, new records show.                 

Anadarko Petroleum Selling Chinese Subsidiary

February 18, 2014 10:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is selling its Chinese subsidiary for about $1.08 billion as it focuses more on the U.S. and Mexico.

AK Governor Defends Oil Refinery's Future

February 18, 2014 10:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Sean Parnell said critics of his administration's actions in a North Pole oil refinery's impending closure don't see behind-the-scenes work that could keep the refinery operating.                             


Marathon Expands OH Headquarters

February 18, 2014 10:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ohio-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. is planning an $80 million expansion of its headquarters.                                            

Exxon Mobil Announces First Production From Damar Gas Development

February 18, 2014 9:50 am | by Exxon Mobil | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil Corporation today announced the start of natural gas production at the Damar field off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.                                 

Fracking At Fashion Week

February 16, 2014 11:12 pm | by SYLVIA HUI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Never mind the fashion: Vivienne Westwood has it down to a T. More importantly, the veteran designer wants to talk about fracking and the floods wreaking havoc in Britain.                      

TVA To Open $1B Gas Plant

February 16, 2014 10:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority is hoping to open a $1 billion gas plant within three years in western Kentucky to replace its two oldest coal-fired facilities.

Billions Of Petrodollars Missing In Nigeria

February 14, 2014 2:15 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Nigeria's Senate is ordering a forensic audit to track down billions of missing petrodollars after the Central Bank reported that nearly $50 billion worth of oil sold by the state oil corporation had not been paid to the government.


Congo Oil Exploration Blocked

February 14, 2014 2:11 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An environmental organization says it's making progress in its bid to block proposed oil exploration in Africa's oldest national park where 200 gorillas live.                                  

MT Governor Calls For FBI Presence In The Bakken

February 14, 2014 10:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has joined other elected officials in calling for the FBI to establish a permanent presence in the eastern part of the state to watch over the Bakken oil patch.

Oil Dips, Natural Gas Soars

February 14, 2014 10:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil barely budged Thursday. But natural gas futures soared and U.S. drivers again saw higher numbers at the gas pump.                           

Natural Gas Jumps 8% Following Pax

February 14, 2014 1:00 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Natural gas prices moved sharply higher Thursday after a winter storm hit much of the Eastern United States. Natural gas futures rose 40 cents, or 8.3 percent, to $5.22 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Court Clears The Way For BP Spill Medical Claims

February 14, 2014 1:00 am | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.                


Lawmakers Call For Stronger Oil Spill Response

February 13, 2014 11:46 am | by STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Recent crude oil train catastrophes in North Dakota and Canada show that Minnesota needs to beef up its ability to protect its communities from similar disasters, a pair of lawmakers said Wednesday.                    

Gas Line Explosion Injures 2, Destroys Homes

February 13, 2014 11:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An underground gas line in rural southern Kentucky exploded early Thursday, sending two people to the hospital and destroying two homes, a county official said.

ND Oil Spill Cleanup To Last 2 Years

February 12, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A state health official told North Dakota lawmakers that cleanup of massive oil spill in northwestern North Dakota will take at least two more years.                                         

BP Announces Spending Plan For Alaska

February 11, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The president of BP Alaska says the company plans to boost its capital spending in the state from just under $900 million last year to $1.2 billion this year.

Competing Bills Address Oil Transport Safety

February 11, 2014 11:04 am | by PHUONG LE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington lawmakers on Monday considered competing measures that try to address potential risks as more crude oil is shipped by rail into the state.                                             

Saltwater Spill At Oil Well Under Investigation

February 11, 2014 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The North Dakota Health Department says more than 10,000 gallons of saltwater leaked from an oil well site in the western part of the state.                               

Democrats Back Suits Against Oil & Gas Industry

February 10, 2014 11:24 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Louisiana Democratic Party is supporting lawsuits demanding that 97 oil and gas companies pay for damages to the state's marshes that led to coastal wetlands loss and contributed to higher storm surges during hurricanes.

Boardwalk Pipeline Shares Fall

February 10, 2014 11:18 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Boardwalk Pipeline plunged more than 36 percent Monday following disappointing fourth-quarter results and after it slashed its quarterly distribution.

California Running Out Of Gas

February 7, 2014 11:31 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use after frigid weather across the U.S. and Canada caused a shortage of natural gas at Southern California power plants.                

Weighing The Effects Of North Pole Refinery Closure

February 7, 2014 11:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Public officials in Fairbanks are assessing effects from closure of the North Pole Refinery by June 1. North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that Flint Hills Resources accounts for roughly one-third of the city property tax base.

CO Calls For New Oil Rules Post-Flood

February 7, 2014 11:14 am | by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Colorado regulators said Thursday they will consider whether new rules are needed after 13 oil spills were blamed on last September's flood, but some county officials said the leaks were comparatively small and that the existing rules worked.

Washington Considers Ending Refinery Tax Breaks

February 7, 2014 11:04 am | by MIKE BAKER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Washington lawmakers considered a plan Thursday that would eliminate a decades-old tax break now used by oil refineries to save millions of dollars each year.                                 

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