Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton greets fairgoers during a visit to the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Clinton: Arctic drilling not worth the ‘risk’

One day after the Obama administration authorized Shell to drill deeper below the Arctic Ocean, Hillary Clinton signaled she would make a different decision.
A Swift Energy Co. production facility in Lake Washington off the Louisiana coast. (Swift Energy Co.)

Swift Energy risks NYSE delisting

Swift, which focuses on exploration and production in Texas and Louisiana, has struggled financially for a few years, but has seen its value dip precipitously along with oil prices since last year.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Analysts: Oil patch will come roaring back to life in 2017

But the remainder of 2015 and all of 2016 will be “wastelands of low oilfield cash flows, spending and general activity levels” as oil prices hover below $60 per barrel.
(Eric Kayne/Houston Chronicle)

LyondellBasell sells its Argentina business

The Petroken Petroquimica Ensenada business that LyondellBasell is unloading is one of the largest polypropylene producers in Argentina with a 180-kiloton plant in the country.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

EPA pushes rules slashing methane, hinting oil industry hasn’t gone far enough

The Environmental Protection Agency proposed the new regulations Tuesday, making a significant step toward fulfilling the White House’s March pledge to pare oil and gas methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent by 2025.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Oil prices plummet, then recover, after China’s cash injection

The U.S. benchmark crude on Tuesday morning initially fell by as much as 44 cents, but then it edged back up, rolling 9 cents above its previous settlement, which was the lowest in six years.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Chevron gives notice to workers as it prepares to cut 950 jobs

The job cuts are part of a broader plan by the San Ramon, California-based energy giant to eliminate about 1,500 jobs worldwide as the Chevron braces for a prolonged crude slump.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Crude sinks below $42 as Japan’s economy sinks

U.S. crude fell to a new six-year low Monday after Japan said its economy contracted in the second quarter and more signs emerged that the global oil glut isn’t going away quickly.
(Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement)

Obama administration gives OK to Shell to drill deeper in Arctic

Shell has already been drilling the well for more than two weeks. But BSEE had ordered the company to halt after completing the top 3,000 feet, because critical emergency equipment were not nearby to safeguard the work.
Global consulting firm Accenture announced plans to buy Schlumberger's management consulting division.

Accenture to buy Schlumberger’s consulting business

Houston-based consultant Accenture plans to buy up Schlumberger’s management consulting business for an undisclosed sum, sharpening Accenture’s ability to help navigate oil and gas companies through the downturn.