Three years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster put a new focus on the risks of offshore drilling, the Interior Department on Wednesday announced it would create a new institute focused on boosting the safety of coastal oil and gas development. More »
Federal regulators are on track to propose new standards for boosting the reliability and performance of emergency devices safeguarding offshore wells later this year — but that doesn’t mean the industry will have to comply overnight. More »
During a closed-door meeting with oil industry leaders on the sidelines of the Offshore Technology Conference, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell pleaded for cooperation and a little understanding, as federal drilling regulators aim to keep pace with rapidly evolving technology.
Non-essential personnel have been evacuated from a shallow-water well Apache Corp. is drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, amid concerns about an underground flow of natural gas at the site. More »
California regulators are questioning why Pacific Gas & Electric Co. used a substandard testing method to check for safety at one of its major natural gas transmission stations. More »