More than 4,600 oil and natural gas wells were completed in Oklahoma last year as part of a domestic boom that is affecting many parts of the nation, according to reports filed with state regulators. More »
A Supreme Court ruling Monday will make it easier for Halliburton to fight a lawsuit brought by investors who allege the company misled them. More »
The final obstacle to GE’s $17 billion takeover of Alstom’s power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company’s main shareholder. More »
Among the dismal reports coming out of Iraq, a seemingly minor but highly significant item was news that ISIS and the Iraqi government were battling over the Baiji oil refinery near Tikrit. The Baiji oil refinery, news reports noted, could be a key installation in providing fuel. Indeed, back in the day so-called “insurgents” often […] More »
The four Republican gubernatorial contenders in Colorado’s Tuesday primary answer questions about what they’d do if elected. Here, they talk about how fracking. Each responded in writing. Answers were edited for space reasons More »
The rumored $15 billion deal for control of a Houston natural gas pipeline operator never got past the initial talks, Targa Resources said after its shares soared on reports it was closing in on a sale. More »
Prosecutors said Tuesday that deciding whether to appeal Duval’s order will take time and will require involvement of top Justice Department officials. More »
Make no mistake, working in this industry is, for many people – I’m thinking here of field personnel specifically – not just a job but actually a lifestyle: it can become all-consuming, to the point where one submits completely to their work and a return from the field signifies not a return to normal life, but just a temporary pause in the work cycle. More »
A coalition of manufacturers and other industrial users of natural gas is asking the Obama administration for more time to review its latest plan for vetting proposals to sell the fossil fuel overseas. More »
Southton Rail Yard is one of the latest rail sites in South Texas to expand — or appear from scratch in a swath of cleared brush and mesquite — as part of the ripple effect of the Eagle Ford Shale drilling boom.
The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.
The renewed combat in Iraq has caused oil prices to increase, although modestly so far. The prospect of a possible curtailment in Iraq’s production has oil markets rightfully nervous. Some analysts see oil prices increasing another $30 if production was shut off or significantly reduced. That would take prices back to the $140 level that […] More »
Your old dryer may be hampering your home energy efficiency. More »
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Houston-based Key Energy Services for possible violations of federal bribery laws involving its operations in Mexico and Russia, according to corporate documents filed with the SEC. More »
Consol Energy Inc. and Noble Energy Inc., which joined forces in the Marcellus Shale almost three years ago, are planning to offer stock in a natural gas pipeline partnership that handles output from jointly owned acreage. More »