Regulator: No fines in Wyoming gas well blowout

Wyoming’s top oil and gas regulator says the companies involved in a natural gas well blowout in eastern Wyoming last month won’t face any fines.  More »

Oil price declines on slower China growth

Oil prices fell to near $96 a barrel Friday amid concern global crude demand will grow less this year than previously expected.  More »

EPA: Well water in Pa. gas drilling town is safe

Federal regulators say the latest well-water test results for the northeastern Pennsylvania village of Dimock do not show unsafe levels of contamination.  More »

15 firms to bid for gas drilling rights off Cyprus

Cyprus’ commerce minister says that oil firms from Russia, Italy, France, Canada, Malaysia, Israel and the U.S. are among 15 companies and consortiums seeking to carry out exploratory drilling for gas deposits off the island’s southern coast.  More »

Kansas agencies wrangle over $19M pipeline taxes

The Kansas Department of Revenue believes a state law allowing oil company TransCanada to avoid paying nearly $19 million in property taxes has been misinterpreted, but the company said Thursday that it is simply following tax rules approved years ago by the state and noted its large investments in Kansas.  More »

$1B pipeline project could wrap up by end of 2013

Construction on a more than $1 billion oil pipeline replacement project in Michigan could wrap up by the end of 2013 if the project gets regulatory approval.  More »

ND oil patch airport might need $100M to upgrade

Dickinson officials say the city airport might need $100 million in the next five years to accommodate growth, and that the city might have to foot more of the bill than usual.  More »

Natural gas price highest since February

The price of natural gas has soared 30.4 percent since hitting a 10-year low on April 19.  More »

Report released on Chesapeake well blowout

State oil and gas regulators are blaming mechanical failure for a natural gas well blowout in eastern Wyoming last month.  More »

Oil boom resurrects North Dakota ghost town

For more than three decades, Kerry and Darrell Finsaas were all that kept this blink-and-you-miss-it North Dakota community from becoming completely deserted.  More »

3 critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the workers were wearing special fire resistant clothing, but details on what might have caused the fire aren’t yet available.  More »

Tribal leader opposes proposed fracking rule

A former president of the National Congress of American Indians says his tribe opposes proposed federal rules to require companies drilling for oil and gas on public and Indian lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  More »