Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman said he will make classes for concealed handgun licenses available for any interested commission employees.
ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM) knew that incidents of groundwater contamination would triple if it added a chemical to gasoline that makes the fuel burn more cleanly, a lawyer for New Hampshire said at the opening of an $816 million trial. More »
Because of the long time horizons and enormous costs of their projects, some oil companies develop projections for world energy conditions decades ahead. More »
It is the beginning of a New Year, and belatedly, I hope that all readers find this new period to be one of prosperity, health and happiness. It would be encouraging if the portents for our energy future would point in that direction, but unfortunately… More »
McDermott International announces a $230 million contract with Pemex for Gulf platform. More »
Around here, most people stare blankly when Bret Chandler starts talking about using propane as an alternate vehicle fuel. More »
In a tidy white lab on the southern edge of Berkeley, scientists are trying to duplicate one of nature’s greatest tricks, pulling energy out of thin air. More »
Strange things are afoot in the South Texas oil patch and in the sky above. In a region that’s seen its tax rolls and traffic problems swell from the scores of new residents, could extraterrestrials be the next wave? More »
It has long been speculated that oil can be a driver for civil conflict, and one needs to look no further for evidence than the sectarian power politics that is threatening the possible devolution of the Iraqi state. More »
ExxonMobil Corp. (XOM) and Citgo Petroleum Corp. are the last holdouts in an $800 million lawsuit by New Hampshire alleging that oil companies knew a chemical added to gasoline would contaminate residents’ groundwater. More »
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is in settlement talks with Deutsche Bank AG, which disputed $1.6 million in proposed penalties after the agency said a bank unit manipulated energy markets. More »
Encana Corp. Chief Executive Officer Randall Eresman resigned effective Friday and will be replaced by board member Clayton Woitas until a permanent successor can be named.