It’s a frequently repeated factoid about the energy industry: No new major refinery has been built in this country in decades. But several small refineries have opened and significant capacity has been added at the nation’s refineries. More »
Oil companies bid more than $11.5 million to drill on state lands, with the bulk of the money going to the Permanent School Fund, which benefits primary and secondary education in Texas, the state’s General Land Office announced this week. More »
Blessed with natural resources but never enough jobs, southern Illinois counties have begun sampling the fruits of a natural gas-fueled land rush. Industry officials say at least 17 counties — perhaps a sixth of the state — could see some activity, and that landowners already have leased perhaps half a million acres. More »
See the Top 15 countries where foreign oil and gas workers are making the largest salaries. As pay in the United States climbs rapidly, companies with overseas operations are ponying up bigger bucks to attract top talent. More »
A federal judge Friday threw out BP’s request for an injunction to block payment of what BP alleges are fictitious business economic loss claims by plaintiffs who weren’t harmed by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. More »
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