The deaths of four Filipino workers on Gulf of Mexico offshore drilling facilities in the past year pushed the Philippine Embassy to raise concerns over the safety of immigrants and contractors in the industry, FuelFix reports.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A year ago, lawyers for BP and Gulf Coast residents and businesses took turns urging a federal judge to approve their settlement for compensating victims of the company's massive 2010 oil spill.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A lightning strike may have caused a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil in a North Dakota wheat field, federal regulators said in a report issued Thursday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After two years of review, Montana and federal officials notified Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday that they intend to seek damages for injuries to birds, fish and other natural resources from a major crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC will submit an Arctic offshore exploration plan for waters off northern Alaska but has not made a final decision on whether to drill in 2014, the company announced Thursday.
Even if President Obama rejects the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian oil companies are building new rail terminals that the could exceed the oil-carrying capacity of the pipeline, The New York Times reports.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A geyser of gasoline spewing from a state-owned pipeline in western Mexico forced officials to evacuate about 5,000 people on Wednesday. Officials blamed the accident on fuel thieves.
A report from the National Academy of Sciences said the Interior Department should consult outside experts to gather information on the best offshore drilling safety technology to keep up with industry developments, FuelFix reports.
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — North Dakota, the No. 2 oil producing state behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None of them were reported to the public, officials said.
Power generated by the planned Hancock Wind project in Maine will be sold to Burlington Electric Department in Vermont, according to a deal announced Friday by wind farm operator First Wind, the Boston Globe reports.
Virginia's has moved closer to its goal of setting up a research turbine on the Outer Continental Shelf off the state's coast to gather wind data, now that BOEM has found no competing interests in the area, Newsplex.com reports.
ConocoPhillips said Friday it will set aside more than half of its $16.7 billion budget next year for North American shale projects, adding that it expects to hit its production target of 1,600 barrels a day, Reuters reports.
Cheniere's soaring share price hit a new record high Thursday and then again on Friday, following news of a deal to supply natural gas to Indonesia from a Corpus Christi facility that's still in the planning stages, according to Fuelfix.
Solaria has filed suit against a federal agency, seeking nearly $30 million after the Overseas Private Investment Corp. walked away from a deal with the California solar firm despite signing a commitment letter offering financing.
U.S. oil prices will remain relatively low and demand will increase, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst, who predicts the commodity cycle dominated by strong demand from China and India will turn "upside down," Reuters reports.
A Colorado State University professor says the oil and gas industry has helped the state recover from the recession, according to the Reporter-Herald, though not without social and environmental costs.