Tag: military

Rebels hold key oil capital in South Sudan

South Sudan’s central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state on Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world’s newest country.  More »

US eyes increase in Arctic operations

The U.S. wants to make sure it is not left behind as countries like Russia, China, Canada and Norway map out plans ranging from gas and oil exploration to research and military exercises.  More »

Apache comments on Egypt operations amid unrest

Continued violence in Egypt has not affected the operations of Houston-based oil and gas producer Apache Corp, one of the biggest energy players in that country.  More »

Redeployment: Battlefield engines take on oil field mission

Two companies believe they have the key to next generation of hydraulic fracturing — using retired military helicopter engines to build the pressure pump systems and running them completely on low-cost natural gas. View photos and videos of the unique technology.  More »

Fuel tanker reportedly hijacked off Nigeria coast

Pirates hijacked a fuel tanker off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-rich delta, taking Pakistani and Nigerian sailors hostage in the latest attack targeting the region, private security officials said Tuesday.  More »

Guest Commentary: Diminishing workforce poses big challenge for offshore firms

John Rynd, CEO and president of Houston-based Hercules Offshore, says the company is attacking the workforce shortage on multiple fronts, including trainee programs and military recruitment.  More »

Algeria hostage crisis ends; Katy man killed

Katy resident Frederick Buttaccio was killed in the attack on a natural gas facility in Algeria. Another Houston-area man also was taken captive. His fate is unknown.  More »

As one arm of the government seeks to fine BP, another pays it $1 billion

Next week, the massive legal case against BP and other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster is set to get underway in a New Orleans courtroom. Lawyers for the government will argue that the companies should potentially pay billions for unleashing the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history two years ago. But that [...]  More »

As one arm of the government seeks to fine BP, another pays it $1 billion

Next week, the massive legal case against BP and other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon disaster is set to get underway in a New Orleans courtroom. Lawyers for the government will argue that the companies should potentially pay billions for unleashing the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history two years ago. But that [...]  More »

Environmentalists, military create database to help green energy developers

Military bases, wind farms and solar power plants can co-exist. But not necessarily right next to each other.  More »

Retired military generals call for U.S. to decrease oil use

A group of retired military generals are calling for a 30 percent drop in U.S. oil use over 10 years by diversifying fuels and boosting efficiency to protect the economy from long-term supply disruptions and improve national security.  More »

Federal government backs solar military project

The federal government on Wednesday tapped San Mateo’s SolarCity for the largest residential solar project in history, a $1 billion effort to install panels at 124 U.S. military bases during the next five years.  More »