Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules

The proposal is the first signal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration of how it will approach the natural gas industry after the Democrat campaigned last year on a promise to toughen state regulation of the industry.  More »

Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

Some legs of the trip, such as over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, will mean five days and five nights of flying solo.  More »

4 Filipinos among 9 foreigners abducted from Libya oil field

The Al-Ghani oil field had suspended operation for two weeks prior to the attack and most of the workers had left by the time the gunmen arrived there, he added.  More »

$1.1 billion in fast-track funding disbursed to North Dakota communities

Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the bill last month at a ceremony at the state Capitol.  More »

Activists say airstrike hits Islamic State-held oil refinery

Video from the Turkish Dogan News Agency showed the strikes Sunday night, which saw an enormous fireball engulf the refinery.  More »

Train carrying crude oil derails in Canada

The derailment involved 10 train cars — some of which caught fire and entered the Mattagami River System, police said  More »

Colorado’s oil and gas regulator hopes to get new rules in place this year

The task force recommendations include changing oil and gas commission rules to give local governments a consulting role in decisions on where large oilfield facilities are located.  More »

Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8

A company statement said the attackers came from the north, an apparent reference to the city of Sirte, seized by an Islamic State affiliate last month.  More »

Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

Thursday’s accident in a rural area south of the city of Galena is the latest failure of the safer tank car model and raises more concerns that even tougher requirements are needed.  More »

Train carrying Bakken crude derails, burns in Illinois

The derailment occurred 3 miles south of Galena in a wooded and hilly area that is a major tourist attraction and the home of former President Ulysses S. Grant.  More »

BP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field

BP said in a statement Friday that the investment is “a vote of confidence in Egypt’s investment climate.”  More »

BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi.  More »

California State Senate holds hearing in Torrance on refinery explosion

Refinery owner Exxon Mobil officials, first-responders and representatives of government environmental agencies were scheduled to appear at the public hearing at Torrance City Hall.  More »

Nearly 19,000 gallons of saltwater spills north of Tioga

The pipeline owned by Continental Resources ruptured after it was struck by equipment excavating at the site about 16 miles north of Tioga.  More »

New Jersey officially announces $225 million Exxon Mobil settlement

Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said the settlement over refinery sites in Linden and Bayonne is separate from Exxon Mobil’s obligation to clean up the sites at its own expense.  More »