Houston company loses control of gas well in Ohio

The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.  More »

Arkansas homes still for sale after oil spill

The oil giant’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in March 2013, spilling thousands of gallons of oil into an Arkansas community.  More »

OPEC chief urges oil investment despite low prices

The secretary-general of OPEC on Sunday urged Gulf Arab nations to keep investing in oilfield development despite the plunge in crude prices and gave no indication the cartel was prepared to shift its strategy to halt the slide.  More »

New railroad rebuilding business after disaster in Quebec

Central Maine and Quebec Railway spent $10 million on track improvements over the summer to increase train speeds that had been lowered to 10 mph in some places because of deferred maintenance.  More »

Crude fall raises prospects of layoffs in Wyoming

The drop in prices carries widespread implications in Wyoming, where a recently revived oil industry has bolstered payrolls and state coffers.  More »

Brazil charges 35 in Petrobras scandal

The formal charges cap a months-long investigation dubbed “Operation Car Wash.”  More »

Mexico opens bidding for outsider oil exploration

Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938. Prior to this year’s reforms, the state company Petroleos Mexicanos was the only one allowed to do oil exploration and production.  More »

Ecuador case against Chevron before Canadian court

Lawyers have fought for years in several countries over who’s responsible for pollution in the rain forest.  More »

Falling oil prices raise new concerns for states

With oil prices now around a five-year low, budget officials in about a half-dozen states already have begun paring back projections for a continued gusher of revenues. Spending cuts have started in some places, and more could be necessary if oil prices stay at lower levels.  More »

Alaska faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

The state is expected to dip into savings to get by. Gov. Bill Walker, who took office Dec. 1, has warned of lean times ahead.  More »

Enbridge settles Michigan class-action suit over spill

A pipeline leak spewed more than 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek in July 2010, resulting in one of the costliest onshore oil spills in U.S. history.  More »

North Dakota oil town suspends booze licenses

Commissioners also suspended the strip clubs’ licenses in 2013 for excessive calls for disorderly behavior.  More »

LNG co. plans $4 billion-plus Louisiana investment

Construction is expected to begin at the 203-acre site in the third quarter of 2016.  More »

Iranian president calls fall in oil prices ‘treachery’

Rouhani spoke at a Cabinet meeting Wednesday about what he thought was a “politically motivated” fall in prices.  More »

Sage grouse scares off BLM oil, gas bidders in Nevada

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide early next year whether to grant a petition by conservationists to list the bird as threatened or endangered.  More »
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