Fuel Fix

Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Obama: Cheap gasoline prices drove oil tax decision

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Categories: Crude oil, featured, Gasoline
The proposal faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led Congress, which has repeatedly pushed back against the president’s climate change initiatives.

Obama: Cheap gasoline prices drove oil tax decision

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Categories: Crude oil, featured, Gasoline
Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
The proposal faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led Congress, which has repeatedly pushed back against the president’s climate change initiatives.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Drillers shut down dozens of rigs last week, biggest pull-back since April 2015

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Losses in the oil patch deepened in the second half of 2015 and into 2016 along with plummeting prices of crude.
Categories: Crude oil, featured, Texas
The sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Gas exporters to defend pricing as courts reject oil link

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The world’s biggest natural gas exporters will seek to defend linking prices to the cost of oil even after courts ruled they overcharged customers and rising output from the U.S. to Australia challenges their dominance.
Categories: Natural gas
ConocoPhillips operations in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.

Energy rigs in U.S. slide to lowest level in two months

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Oil and gas rigs in the U.S. tumbled to the lowest level in two months as energy producers used drilling efficiencies to cut the time it takes to bore wells, weakening demand for more equipment.
Workers tend to a wellhead during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. gas well outside Rifle, in western Colorado.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Oil seeks to develop national grasslands

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To understand why birders from across the world rave about the Pawnee National Grasslands, you have to get off Colorado Highway 14 and set off through the prairie on foot.
Categories: Crude oil
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Study examines pollutants at W.Va. drilling sites

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A recent study found benzene and other pollutants in the air at seven natural gas drilling sites in three counties.
Categories: Natural gas
An El Paso well in the Altamont field in Utah (Photo: El Paso Corp.)

Western governors unveil 10-year energy ‘vision’

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Western governors have unveiled a regional 10-year energy “vision” that stresses cooperation among states in interstate projects such as transmission lines, increased oil production and modernization of pipeline infrastructure.
An unidentified man walks along oil pipelines belonging to Agip Oil company in Obrikom, Nigeria. AP Photo/George Osodi)

Oil thefts threaten Nigeria’s economy, environment

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The first drops of crude float in the languid muddy currents of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta, then slowly grow into the splatter of a massive crime scene.
Categories: Crude oil
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage

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New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas.
Categories: Natural gas

Drilling Faster Just To Stay Still: A Proposal To Use ‘Production Per Unit Effort’ (PPUE) As An Indicator Of Peak Oil

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This is a guest post by Andrew McKay, who is a trained ecologist and currently works in fisheries in New Zealand. In his spare time he writes about peak oil and energy issues at Southern Limits.
Within the fields of harvest and fisheries management cat…
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(Photo: JOHN DAVENPORT/SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS)

Statoil officially an Eagle Ford operator

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Statoil takes over as operator of acreage in four South Texas counties in July.
Categories: Eagle Ford, featured, General
As residents await word on former South African President Nelson Mandela's condition, U.S. President Barack Obama is announcing a major initiative, "Power Africa," on Sunday, June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Obama has new power initiative for Africa

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JULIE PACE and NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday will announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity forged by his personal hero, Nelson Mandela. Obama, who flew […]
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Oil and gas deals popular this year

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all explanation for the constantly changing playing field. Companies are shedding assets for a variety of reasons.
President Barack Obama gestures during a speech on climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama says climate change is make-or-break issue

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President Barack Obama is trying to frame climate change as a make-or-break political issue, urging Americans to vote only for those who will protect the country from environmental harm.