Scientists from the University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will take 15 flights to examine emissions from fracking sites over the Bakken Shale, the Niobrara Shale and the Four Corners region, paying particular attention to methane, the Daily Camera reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — OPEC and lower global oil prices delivered a one-two punch to the drillers in North Dakota and Texas who brought the U.S. one of the biggest booms in the history of the global oil industry.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Hit by falling oil revenues, South Sudan's economy is also troubled by a violent conflict that looks set to continue.
It could get worse in this young country, with the U.N. warning that South Sudan's economy is now threatened by rampant inflation as the central bank is allegedly printing money to meet a budget shortfall.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Before oil tanker trucks rumbled down the roads at all hours, this town was so quiet that Erin White rode her horse to a deserted Main Street one night. Back then, this was a dusty hamlet with few prospects for a future.
Like many teens, White didn't expect to be back after college. She and her husband, Lange, settled in eastern Colorado. But when his temporary stint as an airplane mechanic ended, he needed work. White's parents weighed in: There were lots of oil jobs back home.
Obama administration officials haven’t put “their money where their mouth is” to do research to develop viable clean coal technology, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., told board members at The Herald-Dispatch.
Oil may have been removed from the beaches after a pipeline break near Santa Barbara last week, but operator Plains All American has been ordered by EPA to continue with the cleanup until the job is finished, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Oil prices rose early Thursday on the back of a weaker dollar, reversing a two-day slide. U.S. benchmark crude gained 30 cents to $57.81 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent was 65 cents higher to $62.71, Reuters reports.
There won’t be any letup in the tough conditions for the oil industry, at least through the end of next year, according to the world’s number two offshore driller Seadrill, which foresees continued spending cuts, Reuters reports.
The East Texas Electric Cooperative held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday to mark the start of construction on a 24-megawatt hydroelectric plant at the Lake Livingston Dam, which is scheduled to be finished in 2018, FuelFix reports.
Walt Disney World will be getting some additional solar power after the local tax district it controls struck an agreement with Duke Energy to build a 5-megawatt solar farm, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Environmentalists, concerned about the impact on solar projects, are speaking out against a measure passed by the North Carolina House that would freeze renewable energy targets the state set eight years ago, The Daily Tar Heel reports.