Halliburton manager from Katy sentenced in Gulf spill case

A former Halliburton manager has been sentenced to one year of probation for destroying evidence after BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Unlikely partners launch new attempt on fracking standards

A hotly debated partnership between major oil and gas companies and some environmental groups moved forward Tuesday, almost a year after it was first announced.  More »

Shell sells stake in massive Australian gas project

Shell says it has agreed to sell its stakes in an Australian liquefied natural gas project to the Kuwaiti Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company for $1.1 billion.  More »

Canadian musician targets Keystone pipeline in anti-oil sands tour

Canadians need constructive dialog about energy matters based on facts rather than “ill-informed opinions and inflammatory rhetoric from protest-anthem rock stars,” the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers said in a statement about the tour.  More »

Surge in quakes near Cushing storage hub doesn’t worry oil companies

One or two earthquakes could be felt near Cushing prior to 2009, according to an Oklahoma seismologist. Now it is more like dozens a month.  More »

Worry and debate follow Pennsylvania court’s drilling decision

Business advocates consider the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision backing cities’ rights to fight the state’s new gas drilling law a major setback. Environmentalists cheered the decision, saying it strengthens the hand that environmental considerations will play in government decisions.  More »

Oil falls below $94 as China growth slows

Oil prices fell Monday after China’s economic growth declined in the last quarter of 2013.  More »

Boeing, Etihad, Total to develop aviation biofuels

Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.  More »

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.  More »

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.  More »

New tests find more methane in North Texas water

Texas’ oil and gas regulator has opened a new investigation into allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water after residents complained that independent sampling by university researchers revealed high levels of the explosive gas in their residential wells, the state agency and scientists said.  More »

Attorneys deny improper actions in BP spill claims

Their lawyers say there is no evidence supporting a former FBI director’s contention that the attorneys acted improperly  More »
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