Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

Saudi Arabia’s oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize.  More »

NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.  More »

How oil’s decline could spatter North Dakota

North Dakota’s petroleum industry could see a big tax cut if crude continues to slide, and if that happens, it means the state will be missing out on billions of dollars.  More »

Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

Bernie G. Wolford Jr., president of Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, appeared in federal court in Anchorage on Friday after reaching an agreement with prosecutors earlier this month.  More »

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.  More »

Cheniere lands 20-year natural gas deal in Portugal

The natural gas boom in the U.S. has led to a rush by major producers to put into place the infrastructure to ship overseas.  More »

Oil-price drop rattles smaller operators in Kansas

Plunging crude prices are hitting oil producers especially hard in places like Kansas, where the industry is dominated by smaller, independent operators who depend more heavily on the cash flow from producing wells to pay for drilling new ones.  More »

Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban

Residents statewide remain almost evenly split on the issue, and the divisions are clear, pollsters said Thursday.  More »

Congress blocks sage grouse protections, but work goes on

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Tuesday with a provision that barred money from being spent on rules to protect the chicken-sized bird and three related types of grouse.  More »

Colorado drillers warn of closures with fines

An attorney for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association industry group told regulators penalties should be waived for minor infractions.  More »

Out-of-control gas well keeping 25 families out of homes

The Monroe County well had been temporarily plugged while work was being done elsewhere onsite.  More »

Protestor who spent 10 hours in oil pipeline found guilty

Christopher Wahmhoff told a Calhoun County judge Tuesday that if he “was getting put away for 50 years it would be worth it.”  More »

Obama withdraws Alaska’s Bristol Bay from drilling

Obama says in a video announcement that the natural resource is too precious to be put out to the highest bidder.  More »

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns.  More »

Small natural gas leak reported from Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.  More »
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