Record $4.5M fine pursued against gas driller

The fine is over what Pennsylvania environmental regulators describe as a major case of pollution from a leaking waste pit.  More »

New Louisiana law can’t stop ‘Big Oil’ lawsuit

A state judge in Baton Rouge ruled Monday that Louisiana’s Legislature missed its mark when it passed a bill seeking to halt a south Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal damage.  More »

Schlumberger artwork could fetch $85 million

The oil billionaire’s art collection, totaling 90 pieces, includes artwork that has never been exhibited before.  More »

Pipeline’s path stirs opposition in Va., W.Va.

A proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast is finding opposition along its planned path in West Virginia and Virginia.  More »

Drones could be used on North Dakota oil fields

While the commercial use of drones is largely banned, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed oil giant ConocoPhillips to use unmanned aircraft systems in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oil field last year and granted a similar permission to BP there in June.  More »

Ohio State researchers build rechargeable solar battery

The researchers say the new battery could make solar energy more affordable and open the door for its widespread use as a sustainable power source.  More »

Fire at offshore Alaska gas platform prompts evacuation

No spill has been reported in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The platform is operated by Hilcorp Alaska.  More »

Angry Michigan residents blocking Energy Transfer pipeline work

ET Rover Pipeline LLC might need to seek a court order to survey land since many residents of Genesee County are refusing to allow crews on their property.  More »

N.D. oil boom widens wage gap between the sexes

North Dakota’s unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted salaries throughout the state, though the male-dominated, high-paying energy industry also is widening the wage gap between men and women.  More »

Oklahoma reconsiders wind subsidies as industry power grows

Now that wind turbines stand tall across many parts of the nation’s windy heartland, some leaders in Oklahoma and other states fear their efforts succeeded too well, attracting an industry that gobbles up huge subsidies, draws frequent complaints and uses its powerful lobby to resist any reforms.  More »

Enbridge delays N.D. oil pipeline at least a year

Enbridge is trying to build the 612-mile pipeline to carry 225,000 barrels of oil a day through northern Minnesota to a hub in Wisconsin.  More »

Exxon fracking report responds to shareholders

Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As You Sow, Exxon agreed earlier this year to reveal more about how it manages the risks involved with the drilling technique, known as fracking.  More »