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A refinery spokesman said no one was injured and there was no cause for alarm following the 3 p.m. outage. Non-essential personnel were “dismissed” from the facility.
The 25 onshore leases — including four medium-size blocks and 21 small fields — attracted significant interest from energy companies.
U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, who sought to end the ban in each of the past few sessions of Congress, said the current industry slump of low oil prices helped seal the deal in Washington.
By Erik Milito Safe, responsible energy development in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond is vital to the U.S. economy and job growth, as well as U.S. energy and national security. Joint efforts from the oil and natural gas industry and federal government have made great strides to enhance the safety of offshore operations in […]
Industry standards alone won’t ensure improved offshore safety because they lack the force of law, says the head of the federal agency that regulates the offshore industry.
The oil and natural gas industry has spent the last five years following the Deepwater Horizon incident working with government and regulatory officials to improve the safety of operations offshore.
Marathon Oil EF, LLC, and Plains Exploration & Production Co. recently prevailed against landowners who claimed harm to their health and property from surrounding oil and gas operations in the Eagle Ford shale.
Nearly 79,000 Houston-area workers were surveyed to determine the winners of the sixth annual Top Workplaces event.
Georgios Papanikolaou is the Consul of Greece to Houston; Elena Sgarbi is the Consul General of Italy to Houston; and Ferhat Alkan is the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey to Houston.