The Deepwater Millennium drillship works on an Anadarko project off the coast of Mozam-bique, one of a dozen African countries Anadarko has interests in.

Anadarko holds talks with Japan over Mozambique LNG supply

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) said it’s in talks with potential customers in Japan to buy supplies from a joint liquefied natural gas plant in Mozambique it’s planning with Eni SpA.
Categories: LNG, Natural gas
McDermott International has a $1.5 billion-plus contract with Saudia Arabia's national oil company. (AP file photo/John Moore)

Saudi Arabia’s shale plans may be slowed by lack of water

Saudi Arabia may need at least a decade to develop shale-gas production to a scale comparable to the U.S. because of the desert kingdom’s short supplies of water, state oil company officials said.
Categories: Natural gas, Shale
(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Energy companies lose appeals court bid over parcel leasing

A group of oil and gas companies failed to persuade an appeals court to compel the U.S. to issue parcel leases on which they were the high bidders within 60 days of payment.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Environmentalists to Obama: Delay decision on gas exports

Taking a page out of their Keystone XL playbook, environmentalists are urging the Obama administration to delay decisions on whether to allow more companies to export natural gas harvested inside the United States because of climate change concerns.

Clean energy sector expected to double by 2022

A study issued Tuesday morning anticipates that global renewable energy revenues will double by 2022, growing to $426.1 billion by 2022.
Pipefitter Scott Zarembski, originally from Detroit, has prospered by working in the oil industry in the Canadian city of Edmonton. Canadian employers and officials have been recruiting U.S. workers to fill a skilled labor shortage. Jason Franson / Los Angeles Times/MCT

Oil industry labor shortage affecting safety, report says

Nearly one third of those surveyed cited the skills shortage as the biggest threat to the sector, while a lack of skilled trainers was identified as a major training issue by more than 20 percent of participants.

Devon blasts EPA as it leaves emissions program

Devon Energy has pulled out of a program run by the Environmental Protection Agency aimed at reducing methane emissions, accusing the agency of “seriously flawed misuse” of data.
Supporters of a successful effort in 2012 to renationalize Argentina's largest oil company, YPF, wave flags. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina oil co. to ‘aggressively’ explore shale

YPF SA, Argentina’s largest oil company that was nationalized 11 months ago, is planning to boost capital investments by 60 percent as it “aggressively” explores shale, the chief executive officer said.
Categories: Natural gas, Shale
A flare is seen as gas from methane hydrate was produced from drilling in the Nankai Trough about 50 kilometers (31 miles) off the coast of Honshu island, Japan, in this handout photograph released to the media on March 12, 2013. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. via Bloomberg

Japan begins test production of frozen gas under seabed

Japan, which imports almost all its energy, produced gas in the world’s first tests to extract the fuel from methane hydrate deposits under the seabed, Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp. said in an e-mailed statement.
Anadarko CEO Jim Hackett (Gary Fountain/For the Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko Chairman Hackett to attend Harvard Divinity School

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Chairman Jim Hackett will retire to attend Harvard Divinity School, where he will learn to write, speak and teach about faith and leadership.