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Oil and gas deals popular this year

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all explanation for the constantly changing playing field. Companies are shedding assets for a variety of reasons.  More »

How Chevron turned the tables in Ecuador

The lawyers who sued Chevron in Ecuador, winning that eye-popping judgment, have come under non-stop attack from the oil company. That aggressive strategy has worked wonders, putting Chevron’s opponents on the defensive and convincing many people that the Ecuador suit is a sham.  More »

Commentary: Cybersecurity breaches could threaten more accidents in US oil industry

As Edward Snowden starts to fade from the headlines, it is important not to lose sight of the importance that the National Security Agency (NSA) and other US agencies of get cyber security protection of critical infrastructure on the right path. So far, news reports have focused on the civil liberties angle to the story, […]  More »

Obama nominates Colo. energy regulator to FERC

President Barack Obama has nominated the former head of Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission to chair the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  More »

House advances plan to unleash drilling on US-Mexico maritime border

The House of Representatives advanced two items on the oil industry’s wish list Thursday, by passing legislation that would unleash drilling in the Western Gap area of the Gulf of Mexico and waive new financial reporting requirements on companies’ foreign dealmaking.  More »

Republicans shift strategy on climate change

Climate change science might just have become the new third rail in American politics.  More »

Some Non-Technical Advice For Starting Your Career In Oil & Gas

It should be obvious that I think very highly of the newest generation of oil & gas professionals, but in no way will I ever say that every one of us acts perfectly from day one on the job, or is equipped right from the beginning to deal with the rigors of the oilfield.  More »

Government by King Kanute and the Non-Elected

President Obama is scheduled to lay out his vision for what the US must do to “lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go: a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change, and lead global efforts to fight it,” The steps that he […]  More »

Israel approves export of 40 percent of its gas

The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved exporting 40 percent of Israel’s newfound natural gas reserves, keeping a larger amount for local consumption than originally expected.  More »

Natural gas boom cools nuclear prospects — for now

Cheap natural gas, high construction costs and a disaster in Japan have combined to dim prospects for a resurgence in nuclear power — especially in Texas’ unregulated market where utility companies must bear all of the financial risk of building new plants.  More »

Calgary to begin flood cleanup as downtown to remain closed

Calgary’s downtown, home to Canada’s oil industry, will remain closed through the early part of next week after swollen rivers flooded parts of the city, cutting off power and forcing evacuations. At least three deaths due to the flooding were reported Saturday.  More »

Senator: Coastal states getting raw deal with federal drilling dollars (video)

Sen. Mary Landrieu isn’t picking a fight with Wyoming, and she says she has nothing against the Great Plains state. But the Democratic senator from Louisiana insists Wyoming is exhibit A in an argument that coastal states are getting a raw deal when it comes to collecting federal dollars tied to energy development.  More »
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