At Exxon Mobil’s annual shareholders’ meeting, CEO Rex Tillerson said the company is considering exporting North American natural gas. More »
Activists held a press conference and teach-in on Tuesday in San Franciso, and plan to protest outside the gates of Chevron headquarters during Wednesday’s meeting. Some will try to enter the meeting and address shareholders directly.
Failing to adopt best practices in shale gas production could fuel public opposition and “halt the unconventional gas revolution in its tracks,” the head of the International Energy Agency said today. More »
I spent part of the long weekend catching up on a substantial pile of reading, including more than a month of New Yorkers. Among the more interesting pieces I read was Steve Coll’s article on Exxon Mobil’s lobbying. More »
NASCAR fans get ready for the EPA. More »
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A few weeks ago, I attended a discussion about ethics and oil spills at the Offshore Technology Conference. I was critical of the presentation by W.C. “Rusty” Riese, a geoscientist and adjunct professor at Rice University, for directing much of the criticism over the Gulf oil spill outwardly at the media, lawmakers and regulators. After [...] More »
Analysis by the Worldwatch Institute found that global spending on carbon capture and storage technology has stagnated, at $23.5 billion. More »
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that the dunes sagebrush lizard might not be listed as endangered if enough energy companies and ranchers voluntarily agree to preserve the sand-dwelling reptile’s habitat.
Hydraulic fracturing, the drilling process that releases oil and natural gas from deep inside shale formations, has sparked a boom in the U.S. and a glut of natural gas that has driven prices to their lowest in a decade. While there’s been a lot of talk about exporting fracking techniques to other parts of the [...] More »
Potty humor just got prehistoric. A new study suggests that dinosaurs may have helped keep an already overheated world warmer with their flatulence and burps 200 million years ago. More »
Wyoming’s governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to groundwater contamination, giving state officials — whom the EPA had privately briefed on the study — time to attempt to debunk the finding before it rocked the oil and gas industry more than a month later, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. More »