Federal offshore drilling regulators on Wednesday advanced a policy statement meant to prod oil and gas companies to adopt a “safety culture” following lethal accidents in the Gulf of Mexico. The move comes as regulators draw scrutiny for not conducting audits of newly mandated safety programs and weeks after a fatal fire on a production platform 18 miles from Louisiana’s coast. More »
Some 576,000 Texans were in jobs linked to unconventional oil and gas in 2012, and that is expected to rise to almost 930,000 by the end of the decade, the IHS Global Insight study released Wednesday says. More »
Transportation and port officials reiterated Tuesday that the nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal will provide opportunities for growth in exports, but won’t immediately strain the state’s road, railroads and pipelines. More »
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Tuesday it will hold two meetings in January to gather public comment for a key report that could determine if the South Texas Project receives 20-year extensions on licenses to operate its two nuclear reactors. More »
California would require oil companies engaged in the controversial practice of fracking to pressure-test their wells first, notify the state in advance and make sure they aren’t working too close to a fault line under regulations proposed Tuesday. More »
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