Libya’s prime minister faced increasing calls for his ouster on Saturday as strikes by government employees at oil export terminals cost the North African country more than $5 billion in losses.
Houston’s Gastar Exploration said this week that it will spend $187.5 million to buy an interest in land in the Hunton play of Oklahoma. More »
In a settlement with the federal government announced late Thursday, Shell Oil Co. will pay $1.1 million in fines to settle claims that it violated air pollution permits while drilling in U.S. Arctic waters last year. More »
Make no mistake Virginia’s upcoming gubernatorial election is perhaps the most important – and most contentious – on the ballot this November. This was in full display as two candidates with very different ideologies convened at Consumer Energy Alliance’s (CEA) Virginia Energy & Opportunity Forum this past week in Arlington. As the Washington Post reported, [...] More »
The most recent drafts of the IPCC’s Assessment Report and Summary for Policy Makers are going through final review before release near the end of September. These drafts have been leaked and the final versions, which very well could be different than the drafts, will be as controversial as the Fourth Assessment Report. The debate [...] More »
That camp paints a pretty bad picture of oil & gas professionals also, but of course, either way those are all crude generalizations, and their effects are the same: they further reinforce an “us vs. them” mentality, and ignore the fact that both pro and anti-industry groups actually have plenty of common ground from which to start a more productive exchange than what’s currently going on in the English countryside. More »
On Monday, Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to pay $130 billion in cash, stock and other considerations to acquire Vodafone Group’s 45 percent stake in the Verizon Wireless business. The deal, if finalized, will be the second largest acquisition on record. Which energy deal is in the top 10?
China’s new leaders are asserting their authority over the country’s oil giant with a corruption investigation that has netted five former and current top oil executives, including the latest — the former chairman of the company. More »
The escalating crisis in Syria is sending oil prices higher, which could mean gasoline goes up at a time of year when it typically moves the other direction. More »
A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but also suggest the problems may not be as widespread as some critics claim. More »
CEO Donald Keith Mosing spoke with FuelFix about the service company’s roots, its IPO and his family’s legacy. More »
Michael Cunningham, executive director of the Texas Building & Construction Trades Council for the AFL-CIO in Austin, hadn’t seen the data but suspects a sizable portion of the increase comes from the surge in oil and gas exploration and production in Texas. More »