Wildfires, fed by a historic drought, have so far spared oil and gas operations in East Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, but they’ve had another impact on the energy sector: a drop in natural gas consumption. More »
The oil and gas industry keeps calling for a return to the good old days before Macondo, when the offshore drilling permits cane fast and furious. Others in the industry says that pace is not likely to return. More »
Oil and gas companies with operations in Texas are keeping a close eye on wildfires that are wreaking havoc across central and southeast portions of the state, but so far there have been no reports of disrupted activity. More »
Government agencies have had to spend many millions of dollars gathering and sorting through millions of pages of documents requested by companies involved in the massive civil oil spill litigation filed in a New Orlean federal court. More »
Federal officials say a Louisiana refinery owned by well-known Houston oil men Oscar Wyatt and David Chalmers violated federal anti-pollution laws and obstructed justice during an investigation.
Companies say they’re continuing to put crews back on Gulf of Mexico platforms that were shut down by Tropical Storm Lee. A new storm threat across the Gulf in the Bay of Campeche could lead to evacuations again, however. More »
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