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Report: Horizontal rigs surging in Permian Basin

Half the increase in horizontal drilling over the last five months has happened in the Permian Basis, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report.  More »

Eygptian gas deal may spur more Israeli offshore development

A deal to pipe natural gas from Israel’s Tamar gas field to Egypt may spur development of a larger reserve nearby, benefiting partners, including Houston’s Noble Energy, in both discoveries.  More »

Calif. county considers fracturing ban

For the past several months, Santa Barbara County Water Guardians have worked to collect enough signatures to propose a ban on hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Oil tax incentive change part of Oklahoma budget debate

The Legislature this year also has yet to reach an agreement on a generous tax incentive currently in place for horizontally drilled wells that reduces the tax from its regular rate of 7 percent to 1 percent.  More »

Vancouver council weighs resolution against oil terminal

Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies are proposing a terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could handle as much as 380,000 barrels of crude per day.  More »

Commentary: On electric plug-in cars, men and women two different sides of same coin

In a study based on two sets of focus groups conducted in 2011 and 2012, it was revealed that women and men engaged their electric cars differently despite having similar driving experiences.  More »

In Exxon reptile win, scales of justice tip on gator genealogy

Exxon Mobil Corp. isn’t responsible for alligators overrunning a rural dump site it owns in Mississippi, the state supreme court ruled, because the global oil explorer can’t control wild animals.  More »

Expert: Shale is a U.S. phenomenon

Shale drilling is an American phenomenon, and likely will stay that way for several more years, geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan said this week in San Antonio.  More »

Energy rigs in U.S. climb to tie highest count since 2012

Rigs targeting oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased this week, tying a 20-month high, as energy producers used a record number of horizontally drilling ones to reach deposits in shale formations in the middle of the country.  More »

Pemex reserve replacement fell dramatically in 2013, filing shows

Pemex replaced only two thirds of the oil it produced last year with new reserves, according to regulatory filings.  More »

Railroad wants to send oil into town where 47 died

John Giles, president and CEO of Central Maine and Quebec Railway, said he hopes to have an agreement with officials in Lac Megantic, Quebec, within 10 days that would allow the railroad to ship non-hazardous goods, restoring the vital link between the railroad’s operations to the east and west of the community.  More »

Energy Future sued by lenders’ trustee for $665 million

nergy Future isn’t entitled to a “windfall” from failing to pay the premium owed for early redemption of debt, CSC Trust Co. of Delaware, which represents most holders of a unit’s $3.5 billion in 10 percent senior secured notes, said in the lawsuit  More »
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