The oilfield services company Weatherford International has agreed to pay more than $250 million to settle federal charges that it bribed officials in the Middle East and Africa to win business.
Police have detained seven employees of China's largest oil refiner, Sinopec, following last week's oil pipeline blast that killed at least 55 people when it ripped through a road lined with businesses and apartments in an eastern port city. Two Qingdao city employees also were in police custody.
A towboat sank Monday in the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities-area community of LeClaire, releasing oil into the water and prompting a response from several agencies who were trying to determine how much fluid leaked, the Coast Guard said.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a proposal from an energy company to drill an exploratory well south of Rock Springs.
China's largest oil refiner apologized Saturday for explosions from a ruptured oil pipeline that killed 47 people and injured 136 others in one of the country's worst industrial accidents of the year.
An explosion in a western Wyoming gas field has injured five workers, one of them critically.
Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists have completed a second environmental review they say corrects deficiencies in the first one struck down by a U.S. appeals court.
An official with Mexico's state-run oil company says a proposed energy reform could make it easier for Petroleos Mexicanos to create subsidiaries to exploit the country's vast shale oil and gas reserves.
A California congresswoman has asked for a moratorium on offshore fracking after reports that the controversial oil extraction process has been used in coastal waters for decades.
Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded today, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.
The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed this week to boost energy production in the U.S.
The House approved two bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.
A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents.
The price of oil remains above $93 a barrel today on account of last week's U.S. crude stockpiles fall for the first time in nearly two months in a possible sign of improving demand.
An Oklahoma energy company said it will build its biggest factory yet in western North Dakota to help capture and bring to market more of the natural gas that currently is being burned off as a byproduct of soaring oil production.
Another Utah refinery has received approval for a major expansion in a heavily populated corridor struggling to achieve federal air-quality standards and a group pushing Utah to crack down harder on polluters says it will try to block the effort in court.
Unfazed by its counterparts pulling out of Kansas, SandRidge Energy plans to spend $350 million next year to punch an additional 100 horizontal wells and build associated infrastructure in the Mississippian Lime formation in the state.
Unemployed and underemployed Connecticut construction workers are being trained to work on planned gas distribution and transmission pipeline construction projects.
Shell Oil Co. is still actively exploring a plan to build a huge natural gas processing plant in western Pennsylvania and may have selected engineering firms to do feasibility studies.
Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.
Exxon Mobil spokesman Dave Eglinton says the fire at the King Ranch unit at Kingsville continued burning today. The gas plant remains closed following the incident.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he is forming a panel of independent engineers, industry and state officials to increase pipeline safety in the state.
Most residents of a rural North Texas town evacuated after a gas pipeline explosion that took place last week can now return home.
The fight to revamp Mexico's state-run oil industry could start any time because of a Senate proposal to allow private access to the country's oil, a nationalist symbol that for decades has been fiercely protected by the constitution.
The drilling boom has launched billions of dollars in port construction projects, as well as a round-the-clock frenzy to move products in and out of the oil patch and to coastal terminals and refineries.