To combat fuel theft, Pemex reduces gasoline and diesel pipeline shipments

Pemex reported 3,600 illegal fuel taps on pipelines last year, a 66 percent increase from the 2,167 a year earlier, costing the company an estimated $792 million.  More »

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate drilling

The decision came in a case brought by the Akron suburb of Munroe Falls against Beck Energy Corp. over a state law that gives Ohio “sole and exclusive authority” to regulate the location of wells.  More »

West Virginia oil train derailment: Fires for hours, smoke

Emergency crews and environmental officials are responding to a train derailment in West Virginia that sent at least one tanker containing crude oil into a river and also caused a nearby house to catch fire.  More »

Saltwater spill contained on-site at North Dakota oil well

Murex Petroleum Corp. reported that 500 barrels of saltwater were contained and recovered on site.  More »

Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracturing oversight

Of particular concern is making sure their waterways are not contaminated by waste.  More »

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

The decision is a shift from the alternative that BLM had earlier selected as its preferred option. But it aligns with the alternative chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  More »

NASA flight facility concerned with potential offshore drilling

The majority of the area that was proposed for lease off Virginia in 2010 lies within recent NASA mission hazard areas.  More »

Judge tosses coastal damage suit against oil companies

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East had claimed that coastal drilling and dredging activities contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands.  More »

North Dakota daily oil production sets record, but rig count dropping

The state’s Mineral Resources Department estimated December production at slightly more than 38 million barrels, or about 1.23 million barrels per day. That broke the November record of 1.19 million barrels per day.  More »

Congress to postpone sending Keystone-pipeline bill to Obama

Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor, told reporters Thursday it would be better if Congress was in town when President Barack Obama vetoes the bill “so attention is brought to it.”  More »

TransCanada suspends efforts to seize Nebraska land for Keystone

A Holt County District judge issued a temporary injunction Thursday, keeping TransCanada from invoking eminent domain along the proposed Keystone Pipeline route in northern Nebraska.  More »

Death toll of Brazilian oil ship explosion rises to 5

According to the Unified Oil Workers Federation, Brazil’s biggest oil industry union, the blast was caused by a gas leak in the vessel’s engine room.  More »

1,100 natural gas utility workers on Long Island eye walkout

A union spokesman says Thursday that contract talks are ongoing with National Grid in an effort to avoid a walkout.  More »

Peru anti-oil protest leaves 1 dead, 22 wounded

Protesters were repelled after entering part of a military base used by the Argentina company Pluspetrol in the Junin state town of Pichanaki.  More »

Oil ship explosion in Brazil kills three, union says

The Unified Oilworkers Federation said in a statement on its website that the blast was caused by a gas leak in the engine room of the vessel.  More »