The same North American oil patches that have lifted Pioneer and other independent oil producers to an unprecedented status in the energy industry haven’t come up gushers for major integrated oil companies like Royal Dutch Shell and BP. More »
Several of the largest U.S. energy companies cut into top-shelf executive pay last year as activist investors pushed them to shrink their oil empires and steer more capital to shareholder pockets. More »
The George Bush Presidential Library has launched an exhibit that tells the story of offshore drilling, highlighting technological innovations in the industry and the former president’s work as a Texas oilman. More »
New census data show a population surge as the oil boom draws workers and families to oil fields around the country. Some of the nation’s fastest-growing communities include two Texas towns in the Permian Basin and three cities near North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. More »
The family of a Houston man killed in a terror attack on a BP plant in Algeria early last year claims the oil company lied about how the man died and that its Internet access policy contributed to his death. More »
Anadarko Petroleum said Thursday it has agreed to pay creditors and government officials $5.15 billion to settle a half-decade of legal battles over allegations that a subsidiary had improperly transferred environmental liabilities to a spin-off company nine years ago. More »
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