Ex-BP CEO John Browne may be out in front of the push for fracking in Britain, but moves are afoot elsewhere globally -- in Europe and China, Argentina and Mexico -- to start extracting gas from shale, Bloomberg reports.
Eight House Democrats urged the Environmental Protection Agency to relaunch investigations into water contamination in Wyoming, Pennsylvania and Texas that may have been caused by natural gas drilling methods, including hydraulic fracturing, The Hill reports.
Oil and gas drillers in Texas, Colorado and Pennsylvania are faced with a shortage of sand they need for their fracking operations, caused by the frigid winter in Wisconsin, the source of it, The Wall Street Journal reports.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's gas giant PGNiG and Chevron on Monday agreed to jointly hunt for shale gas in southwestern Poland in a move to speed up the exploration amid tension with major gas supplier, Russia.
Dependent on Russian imports, Poland wants to diversify its energy sources and is placing hopes in its reportedly sizeable shale gas deposits. Warsaw is also urging the European Union to develop a joint energy system and decrease reliance on Russia.
President Barack Obama on Friday launched his planned blueprint to curb emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane, which left open the option for regulating releases by the oil and gas industry for the first time.
Under the new plan, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide by this fall whether to imposing rules to limit the release of methane by the industry throughout the production chain, with any new rules to be completed by 2016.
A northeastern Pennsylvania judge has loosened restrictions on an anti-fracking activist who had been barred from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by a natural gas driller.
Vera Scroggins, 63, who is known for leading bus tours of the Marcellus Shale gas field and posting videos of drilling operations online, had argued the order prevented her from traveling to her favorite grocery store, eye doctor, hospital, restaurants and other places that leased land to Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.
The company has said it only wanted to keep her from its active work sites.
Officials from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Ohio met this month to discuss the science of earthquakes and plot coordinated ways to deal with the risks and the disposal of fracking wastewater, Bloomberg reports.
Pressured by the Ukraine crisis and the threat it poses to the supply of Russian gas, Europe is being urged to diversify its energy sources, and look again at the potential to extract shale gas, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A high-profile anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region asked a judge Monday for relief from an order barring her from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state's leading natural gas drillers.
Vera Scroggins said the injunction, in place since October, has effectively prevented her from traveling to her favorite grocery store, eye doctor, hospital, restaurants, businesses and friends' homes because all of them have leased land to Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.
A White House spokesman Wednesday night challenged a report by Rolling Stone that President Barack Obama will decide against the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, saying on Twitter that "nobody knows" his thinking, National Journal reports.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe member Gary Dorr, at the protest camp against the Keystone XL project set up this week on the National Mall, told National Journal he worries about the effects any leaks from the proposed pipeline might have on the Ogallala Aquifer.
General Electric is set for its biggest-ever acquisition, looking to pick up the French firm Alstom, which builds power plants and trains, in a deal with a price tag of more than $13 billion, sources tell Bloomberg.
Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery gained 18 cents to $101.62 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex Thursday, after falling the day before to the lowest close in more than two weeks, while Brent crude gained 9 cents to $109.20 in London, Bloomberg reports.
With just over six months to go until November elections, a poll commissioned by The New York Times finds Senate incumbents vulnerable in four important Southern states, with Republicans having the edge but victory not out of reach for Democrats.
Japan is protesting that limiting ships to 49 meters wide in the expanded Panama Canal would exclude the giant Q-Flex carrier, which would affect possible U.S. LNG export deals, The Wall Street Journal reports
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox handed over documents an environmental group had requested about the state’s decision to join in a protest over proposed fracking regulation on federal land, the Great Falls Tribune reports.
Rancher Cliven Bundy, in his well-publicized dispute with the Bureau of Land Management, has tapped into long-held Western resentment over extensive federal land ownership in the region, The New York Times reports.
A new ethane export facility along the Gulf Coast in Texas could handle 240,000 barrels per day and help relieve the growing glut of the liquefied gas, according to project developer Enterprise Products Partners, FuelFix reports.