The shale gas industry holds great promise for sensors, but it is heavily dependent on government acceptance due to the numerous environmental concerns (earthquakes, pollution) associated with fracking.
Vanguard Environmental has begun construction on the controversial oilfield-waste disposal...
The start of natural gas drilling near the Pittsburgh International Airport was...
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.
The first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build are part of a controversial energy revolution they hope will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities. However, the plants will also release vast amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, even as the world struggles to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off global warming.
A Michigan jury on Thursday rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are losses because of a 2010 oil pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River system.
Check out how a 50 year old oil field is being transitioned back into a safe habitat for native plants and animals.
Texas Tech University researchers recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.
Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold.
When drilling oil or natural gas wells, employee safety and well integrity are the primary concerns. In order to provide operators with real-time information that would help them to drill more safely and efficiently, PML began looking for a solution that would enable driller to take advantage of of the extensive data capabilities of cloud technology.
Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.
Libya's largest export terminal begun loading a tanker destined for Italy, its first shipment after a yearlong blockade over disputes between the central government, rebels and protesters, the country's oil corporation said.
The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday.
BP PLC said Wednesday that it has hired David Lawler as CEO of the oil and gas company's U.S. business, which is gearing up to spin off into its own separate company.
State environmental regulators have fined a gas drilling company for allowing natural gas to escape a well in northeastern Pennsylvania.
A 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River closed after a fuel oil spill reopened to river traffic on with some restrictions as containment and cleanup continued.
Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.'s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.
An estimated 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River, leading authorities to shut off water intake valves for both the Ohio and Kentucky sides of the waterway to protect water supplies, and a 15-mile section of the river was closed to allow cleanup.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said it has enhanced the state health department's handling of complaints involving natural-gas drilling, prompting environmentalists to renew their demand for more aggressive action.
Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.
Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.
Developers of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Marshall County are seeking the county's support of the project.
Amid a fog of conflicting claims, Alaskans head to the polls Tuesday to decide if the state's old system for taxing oil companies, passed in 2007 after some lawmakers were suspected of bribery, is better than the new system, a tax cut passed last year to try to attract investment from petroleum companies.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will file no criminal charges following a four-year investigation into the April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro Corp. refinery in Anacortes.
North Dakota's Industrial Commission says oil production numbers hit record highs again in the state in June as the state's booming oil industry continues to grow.
Check out how natural gas may hold the key to defeating the overwhelming pollution problem in China.
The uncertainties of the health risks associated with horizontal drilling has pushed countries worldwide to proactively regulate the use of this technology. Where such decisions are hedged on a variety of metrics, it is difficult to predict how a country may move to regulate this technology without a formal tool to review all decision criteria and policy alternatives.
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