As water becomes increasingly scarce, oil and gas companies must start looking at it as an asset, expert says. More »
The proposed pipeline is criticized as opening a new route for smugglers and immigrants illegally entering the country. More »
Dutch police stormed a Greenpeace ship Thursday and ended environmentalists’ attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port. More »
The Supreme Court upheld an EPA rule requiring aging power plants to reduce emissions that cross state lines. Texas was among states challenging the rule. More »
Greenpeace International is sending out a ship to protest a tanker bringing the first oil produced at a new Russian offshore platform in the Arctic Circle to Rotterdam. More »
The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that it welcomes the decision by oil and gas industry supplier Baker Hughes to disclose all chemicals in hydraulic fracturing fluid. But Halliburton, a major competitor in the field, isn’t committing to such disclosure.
Bryan Shaw, the head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, said this week in San Antonio that there’s no controversy over the agency’s decision to cut funding for air quality work in the region. The Alamo Area Council of Governments lost out on funding after its natural resource director publicly disclosed details of a draft air […] More »
Health officials have said that radioactive filter socks increasingly are being found along roadsides, in abandoned buildings or in commercial trash bins — sometimes those of competing oil companies.
Duke’s electricity customers likely would foot nearly all the bill.
Oil companies are fighting the idea of slowing production, and want regulators to consider self-imposed steps to curb natural gas flaring. More »
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change. More »
While there’s been a litany of boom town narratives in the story of the modern U.S. energy renaissance, Quintana may be the only community that could shrink — or even vanish, some holdout homeowners fear — in response to the country’s surge in energy production. More »