North Dakota’s unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted salaries throughout the state, though the male-dominated, high-paying energy industry also is widening the wage gap between men and women. More »
Under pressure from the corporate responsibility group As You Sow, Exxon agreed earlier this year to reveal more about how it manages the risks involved with the drilling technique, known as fracking. More »
At issue is the Interior Department’s proposed rule to tighten standards for wells on federal and Indian lands, including new mandates for the hydraulic fracturing process used to coax oil and gas out of dense rock formations. More »
Chris Faulkner of Breitling Energy says the oil and gas industry does a poor job of getting its message to the public, and he’s trying to change that. More »
The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past. More »
NiSource has announced plans to spend about $8 billion to $10 billion over the next five to 10 years to expand and upgrade pipelines serving the Marcellus and Utica shale formations. More »
Noble Energy, Gastar Exploration and Statoil submitted bids with 20 percent royalty rates. State officials plan to pick winners in the next week or two. More »
Economic activity related to oil and gas exploration in South Texas is up 43 percent in just the last year in the region. More »
Federal prosecutors have accused the owner of a fracking venture of plotting the shooting death of his partner. More »
The contamination “stems from well-integrity problems such as poor casing and cementing,” Thomas H. Darrah, an earth science expert at Ohio State who led the study, said in a prepared statement.
The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute say they have found an inexpensive way to treat the water that flows back to the surface after hydraulic fracturing. A team of researchers used a plant matter called biochar to remove impurities from the flowback water. More »
Guest commentary: There is still time for the industry to take back control of the online narrative before activists chip away at the 68 percent of Americans who currently support offshore oil and gas drilling.