As regulators and environmentalists study whether hydraulic fracturing can damage the environment, industry scientists are studying ways to create longer, deeper cracks in the earth to release more oil and natural gas. More »
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Wednesday wrote to a Shell executive in hopes of persuading the oil and gas giant to choose a Pennsylvania site to build a huge new chemical plant that could mean thousands of new jobs and millions of tax dollars for the state. More »
An executive with a Canadian company attempting to build a $7 billion pipeline to carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast says a new route is being mapped “that everyone will agree on.” More »
American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard had said the group would make TransCanada Corp.’s proposed 1,700-mile oil-sands pipeline, from Alberta to southeastern Texas refineries, a part of its election-year campaigning. More »
A survey of CFOs found that shale and other unconventional oil and gas fields are likely to attract more money and acquisitions this year. But opposition to hydraulic fracturing is seen as a threat to growth. More »
San Antonio-based refiner Tesoro Corp. said Tuesday that it plans to put its Hawaii operations on the auction block, including its Kapolei refinery, 32 retail stations and all assets related to those operations. More »
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