A Dubai-based company plans to build a new factory in Buffalo that will employ about 170 workers producing steel pipes for the oil and natural gas industry. Local media outlets report that Alita USA Holdings plans to build its $102 million factory in South Buffalo.
Contracting issues have delayed the start of planned cleanup work around abandoned oil well sites in the Alaska Arctic, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday. The bureau has identified 50 abandoned wells it believes require cleanup.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane has filed criminal charges against XTO Energy Inc. over a 2010 spill of natural gas drilling wastewater in Lycoming County. XTO says Tuesday that it will challenge the criminal charges, which the company calls baseless.
During its annual meeting Monday in Milwaukee, the Great Lakes Commission instructed its staff to conduct a 1-year study of the environmental and economic implications of plans to move more oil over and around the lakes by pipeline, rail cars and ships.
Connecticut regulators were set to begin a week-long series of hearings to determine who will pay for an ambitious multimillion-dollar plan by the state's three utilities to connect about 280,000 new customers to natural gas. The first hearing was scheduled for Tuesday.
Retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who won acclaim for helping restore order in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, endorses a lawsuit filed by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority against oil and gas companies for loss of wetlands that shelter New Orleans from hurricanes.
Executives of Chinese oil giant PetroChina Ltd. have been told to hand in their passports as an anti-corruption investigation of the industry spreads, a newspaper said Tuesday. Authorities say five current or former executives of state-owned PetroChina and its parent, China National Petroleum Corp. are suspected of "discipline violations."
Venezuela's oil minister said Monday that sabotage caused an explosion and fire last year that killed more than 40 people at the country's main oil refinery, saying someone deliberately loosened bolts and released highly flammable gas.
TIME takes a look at the recent clash over hydraulic fracturing in Bradford County, Penn. Residents there are perched atop an abundant source of natural gas which could add to the nation's clean energy supply while infusing the region with cash, but locals are worried about the social and environmental costs.
Five more executives of Chinese oil companies are being questioned in a spreading anti-graft probe of the industry, a newspaper reported Monday. The investigation appears to be part of efforts by China's new leadership under President Xi Jinping to tighten control over state-owned energy companies.
Shell officials on Monday began talks in Nigeria's southern city of Port Harcourt with representatives from the Bodo community. The groups discussed compensation and cleanup five years after one of the worst oil spills in Nigeria's history.
Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, discusses how, in his view, rising demand for petroleum drives oil drilling companies to increasingly risky places, endangering the lives of animals by disrupting the ecosystem.
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."