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.
An employee of Los Alamos National Laboratory was reported hospitalized in critical but stable condition Monday night after an accident at an electrical substation nearby that injured several, The New Mexican reports.
Libyan protests that shut off the flow of crude to the country’s eastern port of Zuetina helped boost oil prices early Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude gained 60 cents to $59.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, while in London Brent was 55 cents rose to $67, Reuters reports.
Papers filed with Nevada regulators say independent tests conducted by Underwriters Laboratory found NV Energy’s smart meters to be safe despite concerns raised by several fire chiefs, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports.
A new report from the Iowa Wind Energy Association concludes the state could easily meet Environmental Protection Agency limits on power plant carbon emissions with the help of wind power, The Des Moines Register reports.