Fuel Fix

The Transocean Sedco Forex jack-up drilling rigs F.G. McClintock and the C.E. Thornton are moved out of the Gulf of Mexico to work in India in 2001. (Transocean Sedco Forex)

India opens shale oil and gas for production

India will allow explorers, including Oil & Natural Gas Corp. and Reliance Industries Ltd., to produce shale oil and gas for the first time as Asia’s second-biggest energy consumer seeks to cut reliance on imports.  More »
(Shirley Bahadur/AP Photo, File)

Caribbean nations search for oil amid spill fears

The turquoise waters that have long brought treasure seekers to the Caribbean now are drawing a new kind of explorer as countries across the region increasingly open their seas to oil exploration.  More »
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New England renewable energy plan a hard sell

Establishing a New England market to buy renewable energy seemed a laudable goal when governors committed last year to bulk purchases of wind and solar power to knock down the price while reducing the region’s reliance on fossil fuels. But putting together details is snared in a patchwork of rules, state laws and disagreements over how even to define alternative energy.  More »

Oil pumps work at sunset Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Bahrain seeks more gas as it plans first LNG unit

Bahrain plans to boost output of natural gas by tapping deep reserves and build a terminal to import liquefied gas, the head of its state-owned energy investment holding company said.  More »
This is the custom bible created by the Oilfield Christian Fellowship. The group has an outreach program to touch the lives of people working in the oil patch and places like the Eagle Ford shale formation. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Faith helps fuel daily life in Eagle Ford

Pastors in South Texas are brainstorming ways to appeal to new arrivals in once-quiet towns who have come to work the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »
Traders work in the crude oil options pit on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Japan to start world’s first LNG futures

Japan, the biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas, plans to list the world’s first futures contract for the supercooled fuel on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange within two years.  More »
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Company studies water effects in Alaska pipeline

A 25-year decline in Alaska North Slope oil production has meant less oil in Alyeska Pipeline Services’ 800-mile pipeline, causing additional corrosion.  More »
A worker starts to clean up oil after an Exxon Mobil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark. (AP Photo/The Log Cabin Democrat, Angela Spencer)

Exxon to excavate Pegasus crude pipeline to find cause of leak

About 12,000 barrels of oil and water have been collected so far near Mayflower, Arkansas, after “a few thousand barrels were observed in the area,” the Mayflower Incident Unified Command Joint Information Center, which includes Exxon, Faulkner County and the city of Mayflower, said in a statement Sunday.  More »
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Worker killed in Arkansas nuclear plant accident

One worker died and three others were injured Sunday morning when a heavy piece of equipment fell on them at an Arkansas nuclear plant, officials said.  More »
Workers walk by the two amylene treaters (dark gray) and the demethanizer tower (right) as construction continues at the Anadarko Brasada Gas Plant in La Salle County south of Cotulla in March 2013.  (Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Anadarko’s plant nears completion

The Anadarko plant is part of a wave of midstream development in the region – the system of gathering facilities, pipelines and processing plants that carries oil and gas to market.  More »
Yoko Ono appears at a news conference in New York to launch the coalition of artists opposing hydraulic fracturing called Artists Against Fracking.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Gas group seeks probe against anti-fracking celebrities

The Independent Oil & Gas Association has filed a formal complaint asking New York’s lobbying board to investigate whether Artists Against Fracking, a group that includes Yoko Ono and other A-List celebrities, is violating the state’s lobbying law.  More »
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Nev. wind farm could face fine over eagle death

Pattern Energy, owner of an eastern Nevada wind farm, could face a fine of up to $200,000 over the death of a golden eagle.  More »
Buccaneer Energy's Endeavour jack-up rig (Buccaneer Energy)

Huge jack-up completes repairs, heads to work in Alaska

The 400-foot-tall Endeavour jack-up rig, one of the largest such rigs in the world, spent 218 days at the Homer Deep Water Dock and accumulated about $500,000 in harbor fees.  More »
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Homes evacuated after Arkansas pipeline ruptures

ExxonMobil says it’s investigating the breach of a pipeline that originates in Illinois and carries crude oil to the Texas Gulf Coast.  More »
Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar appears during a news conference in Boston for the Cape Wind offshore project in 2011. (Charles Krupa/AP file photo)

Salazar’s legacy: Win some, lose some

During his time heading the Interior Department, outgoing Secretary Ken Salazar has more often come down on the side of conservation — winning applause from outdoor enthusiasts and some environmentalists but drawing jeers from the oil and gas industry.  More »