Improperly disposed radioactive oil field waste found in North Dakota

Officials on Thursday said up to 100 filter socks were found in a property in within the city limits of Williston. The socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process.  More »

Ohio deep injection well seeks to reopen after quakes

American Water Management Services asked the Oil and Gas Commission at a Wednesday hearing to lift a state chief’s order that shut down the well at its Weathersfield site, near Warren, last fall.  More »

Court upholds ruling on ‘seaman’s manslaughter’ in BP case

The decision could open the way for a trial on 11 counts of involuntary manslaughter.  More »

Oil shipments to resume in pipeline that broke under river

Cleanup is on hold near the small city of Glendive, where the water supply for 6,000 residents was temporarily contaminated.  More »

Groups sue BLM, Interior Department over drilling in northwest New Mexico

The groups filed their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Interior Department in federal court as a small group of activists rallied outside the State Capitol.  More »

3 workers killed in West Texas oil field rig explosion

The well is owned by Parsley Energy of Midland. Company spokeswoman Lisa Elliott says the workers who died were employed by Mason Well Service Ltd. of Odessa, an independent contractor.  More »

Oil cleanup on Yellowstone River on hold until ice melts

Cleanup work on the spill upstream of Glendive remains on hold due to ice with only about 10 percent of the oil recovered.  More »

Moves highlight New Mexico fight on oil and gas development

San Miguel and Mora counties in New Mexico became two of the first in the country to enact bans on hydraulic fracturing.  More »

U.S. lifts sanctions on Belarus energy company

The U.S. announced online that it was lifting sanctions against Belorusneft that were implemented in 2011 in response to the company’s announcement that it would begin work in Iran.  More »

Christie calls Exxon Mobil settlement ‘really good’

Chris Christie defended a settlement with Exxon Mobil for a tiny fraction of the nearly $9 billion the state had sought.  More »

Duke Energy fined $25 million over coal ash pollution

North Carolina wants to hold Duke accountable for years of pollution.  More »

Duke Energy to settle lawsuit over CEO ouster

Bill Johnson’s ouster was “the most blatant example of corporate deceit that I have witnessed during a long career on Wall Street,” John Mullin III, the former lead director of Progress Energy, said at the time.  More »

Saudi king vows development, stability despite low oil price

Salman, 79, said the kingdom would continue oil and gas exploration, despite crude prices being nearly half of what they were last summer.  More »

Feds take comments on $5 billion natural gas pipeline

The pipeline is a joint project of Dominion, Piedmont, Duke Energy and AGL Resources.  More »

BPZ Resources files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Oil and natural gas exploration BPZ Resources is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the plunge in oil prices and its inability to find financing.  More »