Humanitarian activists launched a campaign Friday urging federal regulators to finalize rules that would require oil, gas and mining companies to disclose their payments to U.S. and foreign governments for developing the nations’ natural resources. More »
It was once again my pleasure to bemuse, amuse, and educate an audience at an American Metals Market Conference – this time in Houston – for their Steel & Pipeline Conference this week. After unleashing the Crude oil 8-ball at the last AMM conference, I felt I had to raise the bar this time, so I invented….the ultimate energy board game. More »
In an unusual move during the high-demand winter heating season, customers will see their bills drop by more than 16 percent this month. More »
Chesapeake Energy Corp. told investors its production cuts are “actually higher” than the minimum of 500 million cubic feet per day it announced in January.
The New Jersey Senate for a second time moved a bill out of committee that would prohibit fracking for natural gas in the most densely populated U.S. state. More »
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is concentrating on local energy issues as he works his way through natural-gas rich Oklahoma. More »
Pipelines and foreign corporations spurred a surge in the value of mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry in 2011, marking a new phase in the burgeoning U.S. shale boom, according to a report released Wednesday. More »
Smelling gas one morning, a southern Pennsylvania farmer almost passed out when he went outside to check on his bellowing cows. More »
Oversight of drilling and hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on federal land is “erratic and inconsistent” and in a decade led to about $300,000 in fines, according to report released by U.S. House Democrats. More »
Ohio’s top law enforcer is advocating increased environmental sanctions on polluters in the oil and gas industry and required disclosures of the chemicals used in the drilling technique called fracking that would be among the toughest in the nation. More »
An energy company has announced a new system for treating wastewater from gas wells in eastern Ohio, where a natural gas boom is underway. More »
Democrats weren’t included in negotiations and were strongly critical of provisions to limit the ability of municipalities to control drilling activity.