Less shake from artificial quakes

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found.  More »

PG&E pleads not guilty to charges in deadly blast

The 2010 California blast killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.  More »

Voters to decide fate of Alaska oil production tax

Ballot Measure No. 1 asks voters if they want to reject the 2013 law that supporters have dubbed the “More Alaska Production Act.”  More »

Pemex has mixed success in first phase of energy overhaul

Mexico’s state-owned Pemex will retain rights to more than 80 percent of the country’s proven and probable oil reserves, but most areas of possible reserves will be open to private exploration.  More »

Spectra halts Pennsylvania pipeline plans

Houston-based Spectra Energy is suspending work on a pipeline that would have moved natural gas from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.  More »

Judge rules against Dominion LNG in zoning dispute

A judge’s ruling could mean new delays for a proposed Maryland facility to liquefy and export natural gas.  More »

Texas weighs new pipeline rules

Some Texas attorneys think proposed changes to state eminent domain rules for oil and gas pipeline operators don’t go far enough to protect people from the companies that take their land.  More »

Mexico enacts gas, oil opening

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed into law the rules governing a historic opening of the state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies.  More »

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.  More »

Russia starts drilling its northernmost oil well

The Russian-American project comes despite deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine, in which each side has hit the other with sanctions.  More »

Norway’s Statoil comes up dry at Arctic wells

Statoil said this year’s exploration campaign ended without any commercial discoveries.  More »

Report faults Chevron in deadly gas well fire

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said that a contract worker with no oil field experience worked on the well, contrary to company policy,  More »
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