In a Feb. 12, 2014 photo, plumes of smoke billow as a fire burns on at the Chevron Gas Well site, near Bobtown, Pa. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MONESSEN OUT; KITTANNING OUT; CONNELLSVILLE OUT; GREENSBURG OUT; TARENTUM OUT; NORTH HILLS NEWS RECORD OUT; BUTLER OUT

Chevron Appalachia fined $940,000 for fatal gas well blast

“Chevron deeply regrets this incident and acknowledges the extensive efforts of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in its response and investigation,” said a spokeswoman for Chevron Appalachia.
Categories: Accidents, Natural gas
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto holds the documents he signed that enact reforms to the constitution at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Report: How to make business sense of Mexico’s energy reform

Mexico is opening its oil and gas fields to foreign investment for the first time in decades – a potential business bonanza for companies that can navigate the changes.
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Water recycling costs coming down in South Texas

Shale wells require millions of gallons of water. Hydraulic fracturing pumps water, chemicals and sand at high pressure to crack shale, allowing oil and gas to flow up a well.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans

Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from banning operations such as drilling, fracking, water disposal, recovery operations or pipeline infrastructure.
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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Noble Energy’s dispute in Israel could resolve with resignation of antitrust commissioner

The anti-trust regulator who raised questions about Noble Energy’s control over the country’s oil and gas resources plans to step down, a move that could potentially resolve the dispute that has stalled Noble’s investment there.
(U.S. Energy Information Administration)

U.S. natural gas imports reach lowest level in 28 years

Domestic natural gas production has hit record highs during the ongoing shale boom, and the low natural gas prices have played a role in replacing imports. Nearly 98 percent of natural gas imports came from Canada, but Canadian natural gas represented 7 percent of total U.S. natural gas consumption last year, which was down from 11 percent in 2009, according to the EIA.
A field of dead corn sits next to the Lincolnland Agri-Energy ethanol plant July 25, 2012 in Palestine, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

EIA: Gasoline still dominates, but other fuels have grabbed their biggest share of U.S. transportation in decades

America’s transportation today is running on the largest share of non-petroleum energy since 1954, according to an analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The Deepwater Millennium drillship  works on an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. project in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique. (Anadarko Petroleum Corp.)

Anadarko picks contractors on major LNG project

Anadarko chose CB&I, both of which are headquartered in The Woodlands, as part of CB&I’s CCS engineering and construction joint venture with Japan-based Chiyoda Corp. and Italy-based Saipem.
A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker operated by Energy Advance Co., a unit of Tokyo Gas Co., is moored at the company's Sodegaura plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, March 22, 2012. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Texas LNG export project quickly advances with new CB&I contracts

NextDecade contracted with CB&I — both companies are headquartered in The Woodlands — to conduct the front-end engineering and design and to determine the project’s engineering, procurement and construction terms. The terms of the deal are not being released.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Oil rigs extend losses into 23rd week

Oil producers found seven more rigs to set aside, as the industry slowdown continued into May.