The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines. More »
Swift Worldwide Resources, a global oil and gas staffing company with 23 offices on six continents, moved its worldwide headquarters from London to Houston last year. Swift specializes in the recruitment of contract and direct-hire positions across all sectors of the oil and gas industry. More »
Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake. More »
BP Plc should keep paying more than $2.3 billion to seafood-industry interests as part of a settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while a fraud probe tied to the accord is pending, plaintiffs’ attorneys said. More »
Texas’ oil and gas regulator has opened a new investigation into allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water after residents complained that independent sampling by university researchers revealed high levels of the explosive gas in their residential wells, the state agency and scientists said. More »
General Electric Co. posted increased revenue and profit for the fourth quarter on rising sales in emerging markets, higher banking profit, and stronger global sales of aircraft engines and oil and gas drilling equipment. More »
EP Energy may only see three quarters of the capital it had expected to collect in its initial public offering, launched Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. More »
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has issued a profit warning for the fourth quarter, saying results will be worse than most analysts expected due to a mix of lower production, higher costs, and a worse performance by its refining division More »
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem hopes to have the position filled within two months.
On Thursday, OPEC said in a report that it expects global demand for oil to increase by around 1 million barrels a day, up from an increase of 900,000 barrels a day in 2013.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board rejected a proposed overhaul of California’s refinery safety practices – recently touted by its chairman after the 2012 Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, Calif., – saying the overly ambitious plan would do little to immediately improve safety and needs further study. More »
The U.S. Department of Energy has given the long-running FutureGen clean-coal project one of the final OKs it needs to start building. More »
A scaled-down offshore wind turbine has withstood winter storms that included the equivalent of waves exceeding 70 feet, providing confidence that a full-scale version can handle the harshest weather that the North Atlantic can throw at it, the head of the University of Maine’s advanced composites center said Thursday. More »
Apache Corp. said Thursday that its Permian Basin and central region production took a hit in the fourth quarter due to severe weather. More »
Deputy Minister for Oil and Gas, Omar Shakmak, announced on state television Thursday that proceeds from Libyan crude yielded a little less than $40 billion, less than the projected $ 50 billion for 2013. More »