Tag: crude oil

Feds to resume leasing for fracturing in California

The move will end a halt that has stood since a federal judge ruled in 2013 that the federal agency failed to follow environmental law in allowing fracking on public land in Monterey County.  More »

More oil moving on rails, EIA says

The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moving on U.S. railroads has increased by 9 percent so far through July compared to the same period last year, according to a review U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Noble announces Gulf of Mexico discoveries

Noble Energy has found oil and gas at two wells drilled deep in the Gulf of Mexico, the company reported Thursday.  More »

Tanker ruling comes at critical time for Kurdistan under siege by militants

A federal judge’s ruling that technically clears the way for a contested tanker of crude to be offloaded in the United States comes at a critical time for Kurdistan, which urgently needs a large infusion of cash to defend itself against Islamist militants.  More »

Guest commentary: Eight steps to plug cybersecurity holes

Since governmental guidelines and voluntary practices of today can quickly turn into the requirements of tomorrow, the oil and gas pipeline industry can prepare now.  More »

Texas lawmakers focus on oil boom

Above all, the oil boom has emerged as a singular force driving the state’s great challenge of the 21st century, the post-urbanization population surge.  More »

Guest commentary: Partnerships needed to tackle global energy challenges

The global energy industry must seek new avenues to meet growing demand.  More »

Judge lifts order for seizure of disputed oil from tanker

A judge has lifted an order for marshals to seize disputed crude if it’s brought to U.S. waters from a tanker anchored off Galveston, but it’s unlikely the crude will reach port anytime soon.  More »

New Texas rules on oil wastewater wells in the works

The proposed rules would require companies seeking a wastewater well permit to submit more information about the seismic history of their site and the underground pressure the water will cause.  More »

Ending ban on oil exports would mean cheaper gasoline, energy executive says

ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm IHS Inc., said prices at the pump would fall by about 8 cents a gallon should crude exports be allowed.  More »

Enbridge avoids U.S. review with plan to boost oil sands flow

The State Department, responsible for approving cross-border energy projects like the Alberta Clipper and the proposed Keystone XL line to the U.S. Gulf Coast, said in a statement that Enbridge can go forward with its plan under authority granted by previously issued permits.  More »

Expo presents lots of talk about Permian land, but not much of it

The nation’s top oil producer is attracting more than a few glances from operators not already established in West Texas, but companies with exclusive and lucrative Permian acreage are holding on tight.  More »
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