High Sierra Water Services has to stop putting oil and gas wastewater into one of its injection wells near the site of tremors including a 3.4 magnitude earthquake, according to an order from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, Platts reports.
The 9 percent increase in U.S. oil and gas reserves in 2013 was down to independents like Anadarko Petroleum active in the country’s shale plays, not the major oil companies, according to an analysis by EY, FuelFix reports.
Vietnam and China have traded accusations about who is responsible for a vessel-ramming incident that took place in the South China Sea Monday, as the fight over a Chinese oil rig drilling in disputed waters continues, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Transocean Partners, a Scotland-based master limited partnership spinoff from Transocean Ltd. that already has a share in two deepwater drillships operating under contract with Chevron, hopes to raise $350 million in an initial public offering, FuelFix reports.
Reports filed with Oklahoma regulators say more than 2,600 oil and gas wells were completed in the state last year, when companies also applied for more than 4,000 permits for the second year in a row, The Oklahoman reports.
China announced movements for at least four drilling rigs in the South China Sea last week, but the activity doesn’t appear to have provoked a response from its neighbors, although Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang complained again on Friday about the deployment back in May of a rig into disputed waters, The Wall Street Journal reports.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. (AP) — After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares.
These tiny tongues of fire burn bright against the dark prairie just beyond the boundaries of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands, where the man who later became the nation's 26th president sought solace after his wife and mother both died unexpectedly on the same day in 1884 in his native New York.
Today, the resurgent American oil industry is tapping into this rugged landscape, so the vistas that soothed Roosevelt's grief and helped instill his zeal for conservation now include oil rigs and flares used to burn off natural gas that comes to the surface.
Staff and former members of the Chemical Safety Board continue to paint a picture of an agency in turmoil even as Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso maintains the CSB is getting its workload under control, National Journal reports.
Carbon capture should begin at the Kemper County Energy Facility in the fall, and operations at the coal-fired plant are on track for a May start date, according to officials of Southern Co. subsidiary Mississippi Power, E&E reports.
The installation in Texas of a massive transmission system for wind energy, which can handle up to 18,000 megawatts, has encouraged development of clusters of wind farms in its competitive renewable energy zones, The New York Times reports.
Texas and Oklahoma -- states that are home to some of the biggest critics of President Obama’s climate policy – would have the most to gain from his administration’s proposed carbon rule because of the boost it would provide the natural gas industry, according to a study being released Thursday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Rhodium Group, The New York Times reports.
Canada’s Talisman Energy has confirmed that it’s in talks to sell some of its assets to Spain’s Repsol, which analysts speculate may include interests in Marcellus Shale and Eagle Ford Shale, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Renewable energy advocates attending a public meeting Wednesday asked the Utah Public Service Commission to reject an application from Rocky Mountain Power to charge customers with solar panels an extra fee, the Deseret News reports.
Trying to phase out old DOT-111 tank cars within two years, as proposed in new Department of Transportation regulations, could trigger a shortage and hurt oil and ethanol production, industry officials warned, Platts reports.
In an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Wednesday, Republican Sens. John Barrasso of Wyoming and David Vitter of Louisiana criticized Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy over charges that the Natural Resources Defense Council was the driving force behind the EPA’s rule limiting carbon emissions from existing power plants, but McCarthy replied that was a “discredit” to the hard work of her staff, E&E reports.
Madelyn Creedon, formerly assistant secretary of Defense, has received Senate confirmation to become the principal deputy administrator in the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration, the number two post in the NNSA, National Journal reports.