Hydraulic fracturing used to access oil and gas from rock and shale hasn’t caused “significant” earthquakes, according to a study by Durham University. More »
Arctic drilling and a climate change crusade don’t mix, environmentalists are asserting today in half-page advertisements in USA Today aimed squarely at President Barack Obama. More »
Environmentalists on Thursday stepped up pressure on the Obama administration to halt Arctic oil exploration, citing the grounding of Shell’s Kulluk rig as fresh evidence that the work is too dangerous. More »
The arcticready.com website — designed to look exactly just like Shell Oil Co.’s real website — is welcoming a surge of traffic as people take to the Internet to search for more information about the Kulluk rig that ran aground Monday night. Only most of the visitors don’t know it’s a spoof. More »
The record-setting $4.5 billion fine that BP has agreed to pay to settle criminal charges stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster is little more than a “rounding error” for the British oil giant that will do little to deter misdeeds offshore, environmentalists accused Thursday. More »
Just one day after launching exploratory oil drilling on its Burger prospect in the Chukchi Sea, Shell has been forced to halt operations because of possibly encroaching sea ice.
Environmental activists have documented thick accumulations of soft coral in the Chukchi Sea near an area where Shell plans exploratory oil drilling. More »
With Greenpeace protesters planning to shadow Shell’s drillships in the Arctic this summer, some lawmakers want to know why the environmentalists’ vessels aren’t getting as much scrutiny as the energy giant’s fleet. More »
Environmental activists say they’ll find ways to protest Shell’s Arctic drilling, even though a court injunction may cramp their style. More »
Shell on Wednesday won a court order barring environmental activists from boarding or blocking the ships it will use to launch exploratory drilling in Arctic waters this summer. More »
Dow Chemical Co. and Sasol North America Inc. won the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the chemical companies illegally spied on a unit of Greenpeace International, the environmental advocacy group. More »
Houston’s ConocoPhillips reacted quickly to two and told authorities the day they were found, said managers of the company and its Chinese partner in the field, state-owned CNOOC Ltd., at a news conference. Both leaks have stopped and cleanup work is nearly finished, they said.