Abigail Hopper, a Maryland energy regulator and veteran of fights over offshore wind farms, will be the top federal official in charge of oil and gas drilling along the nation’s coastlines. More »
The Environmental Protection Agency is waiting to make a decision on whether — and how — to boost regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector until the new year. More »
New research suggests two major oil sector sources of methane emissions are techniques to dislodge fluid from wells and the pneumatic devices used to control valves at the sites. More »
Oil prices have fallen roughly 35 percent since June, with surging U.S. crude production helping boost supply beyond softening demand worldwide.
A program accelerating government processing of drilling permits on federal land could get new life if Congress passes a sweeping defense authorization bill next week.
The federal government will soon begin collecting more information about the amount of oil and gas pouring out of wells across the United States, with the data likely to drive policy debates in the nation’s capital. More »
Wins on Election Day gave Republicans more power to advance industry priorities such as Keystone XL and expanded opportunities for oil and gas drilling. More »
December futures increased as much as 0.5 percent in New York, adding to a 0.7 percent rise yesterday. More »
The biggest owners of oil and gas companies aren’t found inside their boardrooms. More »
Ending the United States’ longstanding ban against most crude exports could lift oil prices inside the country while decreasing the cost of gasoline, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday. More »
The EPA and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations that would rein in methane, a power heat-trapping greenhouse gas. More »
An expanding web of pipelines is ferrying more oil and natural gas liquids across the United States. More »
Leading oil industry trade groups on Tuesday told federal regulators that proposed regulations to boost the safety of transporting crude by trains need to be phased in more slowly and should not mandate tank cars with extra-thick shells. More »
Oxfam America is suing the Securities and Exchange Commission in a bid to force it to finish rewriting congressionally mandated rules requiring companies to disclose what they pay foreign countries for oil, gas and other minerals. More »
Shovels, anniversary cards and tours are all designed to highlight the six years since TransCanada Corp. first asked the U.S. government for permission to build the Keystone XL pipeline. More »