After a year of creating and testing biochar – a substance like charcoal made from wood chips, paper, leaves or plant oils – researchers at the University of Texas San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute say it can be an inexpensive and effective way to remove impurities from fracking wastewater, FuelFix reports.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Wintershall says it is buying shares in North Sea oil and gas fields from Norwegian company Statoil for $1.25 billion.
Wintershall, a subsidiary of BASF SE, said Friday that the transaction is expected to close by the end of the year. The deal includes shares in two production fields, a pipeline project and four exploration licenses.
Andriy Kobolev, the boss of Ukraine’s state energy company Naftogaz, is trying to figure out how his country might manage without a supply of gas from Russia this coming winter, The New York Times reports.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners subsidiary Gulf South Pipeline Co. says it will build a 65-mile pipeline to the Freeport LNG project planned for Quintana Island in Texas, providing financial information about it after the open season finishes Oct. 10, FuelFix reports.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A spat has broken out between Poland and Russia over what Warsaw claims is a sharp drop in natural gas supplies. The move comes amid concerns Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine.
Russian gas supplier Gazprom was elusive in its position: while it claimed its deliveries did not drop, it warned that they depend on volumes available for export. It also argued that the problem is due to Poland ramping up its demand, something the Polish state gas company did not want to confirm.
With domestic oil and gas production still increasing at a rapid pace, natural gas prices in 2015 will keep falling to around $4 per million cubic feet in 2015, Bernstein Research predicts, dropping its previous forecast by some 11 percent, Platts reports.
The Energy Department's approval of the Cameron liquefied natural gas export proposal on Wednesday comes at a very opportune time for Sen. Mary Landrieu.
The first finalization by the department of LNG exports to non-free trade countries since 2012, it arrived just as Landrieu heads into the home stretch in her bid to overcome a tough election challenge from Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La.
The Energy Department on Wednesday approved the second major project to export liquefied natural gas to nations without U.S. free trade agreements.
Sempra-owned Cameron LNG won final authorization to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day from its planned terminal in Louisiana, the first project to reach that milestone since the 2012 permit granted to Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass project in Louisiana.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s practice of counting health co-benefits in justifying its regulations was not addressed in the Supreme Court ruling on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, intensifying debate over the practice, E&E reports.
Environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environment America, and 350.org are dismissing TransCanada’s argument that Canada's global warming commitments and Alberta's higher carbon tax should ease concerns about the climate impact of the Keystone XL pipeline, The Hill reports.
An unexpected report of a jump in crude stockpiles sent oil prices sliding back down to April levels Wednesday. U.S. benchmark crude plunged $2.51, or 4.2 percent, to settle at $56.96 a barrel on the Nymex, while Brent dropped 2.5 percent to $62.01, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Royal Dutch Shell’s Appomattox field in the Gulf of Mexico will get a deepwater platform, after the company cut costs enough so the project will be profitable as long as world crude oil prices remain above $55 a barrel, FuelFix reports.
A new report says that, while layoffs eased in May and June as crude oil prices stabilized, last winter's price collapse led to the country's biggest number of planned job cuts over six months since 2010, FuelFix reports.
Treating and recycling drilling wastewater offers the potential to address Oklahoma’s problems with earthquakes and drought, the state’s Energy and Environment Secretary Michael Teague told a forum of the Western Governors’ Association recently, E&E reports.
Legislation under consideration in the Pennsylvania legislature would stop drillers from deducting costs that push royalty payments to landowners below a minimum set in a 1979 law, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is sticking with its designation of the gray wolf as endangered, despite some congressional opposition and a petition from the Humane Society requesting that the animal be reclassified as threatened, The Hill reports.