Stanford University researchers, presenting their work at the American Chemical Society conference in San Francisco Tuesday, said they found that fracking at the Pavillion gas field in Wyoming was taking place through sources of drinking water, although they did not report on any contamination, the Los Angeles Times reports.
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas-based energy company Apache Corp. said it believes the killing of one of its supervisors in the western Egyptian desert in a carjacking was an isolated incident.
Spokesman Bill Mintz wouldn't elaborate Tuesday on how the Houston company made this assessment. He said the slaying was a police matter and that the company was cooperating with investigators.
Security officials in Egypt said the Apache worker's body was found Friday in a car on a road outside Cairo. The man had been shot to death as he was driving last Wednesday in the desert between Qarun and Karama, southwest of Cairo.
In a $44 billion move intended to streamline its structure, increase profits and improve growth potential, Kinder Morgan is bringing companies it controls indirectly – Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, El Paso Pipeline Partners and Kinder Morgan Management – back into a single structure, FuelFix reports.
Despite the announcement of various sanctions against Russia in recent weeks because of the Ukraine crisis and the looming departure of European competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia, there’s been no sign of movement in an EU antitrust case against Gazprom that began building three years ago, The New York Times reports.
HOUSTON (AP) — An American employee of Texas-based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday.
"The victim was a long-time employee who works with production operations and we are deeply saddened by his death," Apache spokesman Bill Mintz said. "Apache is working with authorities and a full investigation is underway."
He said the attack occurred Wednesday as the employee was driving in the desert between Qarun and Karama, southwest of Cairo.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch are proposing fees for companies that burn and waste natural gas.
The Three Affiliated Tribes outlined its plan to impose fees in a six-page document sent to oil companies. In it, the tribe said companies would be required to pay royalties for "flaring" natural gas to compensate for lost revenue when the gas isn't brought to market and sold.
Oil production on the Fort Berthold Reservation accounts for about a third of the state's oil output of more than 1 million barrels a day, which has made North Dakota the second-largest oil producing state in the country behind Texas.
Republicans in Congress on Thursday pointed to a new Energy Department analysis of the strong economic growth in energy-producing states as fresh evidence in support of their calls for greater oil and gas drilling in federal areas.
The Energy Information Administration reported that of the six states where oil and gas development and mining accounted for more than 10 percent of their economy, all but one had stronger growth than the national average last year.
American Energy’s midstream unit says it will join with Regency Energy Partners to build a 52-mile pipeline – at a cost of $500 million – to move more than 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Utica Shale in Ohio, FuelFix reports.
A host of influential Democratic politicians and policymakers descend on Las Vegas Thursday to attend the National Clean Energy Summit backed by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, headlined this year by likely presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, National Journal reports.
SolarWorld is asking the Commerce Department to look into claims that the Chinese military hacked into its computers, suggesting that tariffs could be imposed in retaliation for cyberattacks, The New York Times reports.
Weak factory data in China and Europe weighed on oil prices Tuesday. U.S. benchmark crude for October delivery, at $95.23 a barrel in electronic trading on the Nymex, was 73 cents lower than Friday’s close, while in London Brent crude dropped 87 cents to $101.91, Reuters reports.
In a study examining 100 water wells across the Barnett Shale last year, University of Texas researchers reported finding what could be unhealthy levels of arsenic, although an industry spokesman expressed doubt that drilling would be responsible, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports.
Sonoma County is at the forefront of a movement gaining traction in a number of places around the country: Local governments going into the business of generating clean energy for their residents, the Los Angeles Times reports.
A report for the Maine Technology Institute – commissioned by a man since fired by Gov. Paul LePage – found that the alternative energy sector holds the promise of generating jobs when backed by seed money and investment, according to the Portland Press Herald.
An analysis from the World Resources Institute says 38 percent of the world’s shale gas and oil reserves are located in areas with limited water supplies and concludes that may limit the global development of fracking, FuelFix reports.
Ahead of Toyota’s intended launch next year of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car, an affiliate of the company has started construction on a hydrogen filling station in Nagoya, Japan, The Wall Street Journal reports.