Fuel Fix

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)
“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.
Rigs stacked at a business 20 miles west of Farm-To-Market Road 1788 photographed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin)

A single oil rig was shut down last week, extending six month decline

As the price of oil seemingly began to stabilize for now near $60 a barrel, the U.S. oil rig count slowed its pace of decline down to a crawl. The number of U.S. oil rigs is now at 659, according to Baker Hughes data, after dropping by eight oil rigs a week prior.


Koch has 400-barrel oil spill from Hill Country pipeline

The Texas Railroad Commission and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are overseeing the cleanup.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Protesters rally against hydrofracking as the legislative session winds down at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., in June 2012.  A coalition of 100 environmental, health and community groups called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any demonstration project for shale gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Shale energy moves toward balance of industry, community concerns

As shale drilling matures, an emerging middle ground is balancing industry needs and community concerns.

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Panelist: Excess LNG capacity means not all projects will be built

The LNG export projects that federal regulators are considering far exceed the capacity that North America is expected to export, said Robert Stibolt, a senior managing director at broker dealer Galway Group, during an industry conference Wednesday.
Categories: LNG, Markets, Natural gas, Shale
Duke Energy employees work on power lines in Charlotte, N.C.  AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Duke Energy earnings rise on lower merger costs

Duke Energy Corp. is the nation’s largest electric utility.
Categories: Electricity

Nevada mine pollution deal brings residents $19.5 million

Atlantic Richfield Co. and its parent, BP America, acknowledged no wrongdoing under the agreement
Categories: Chemicals, Environment
Discussing the need for public engagement about hydraulic fracturing  are panelists, from left,  Richard Green, senior principal for unconventional oil and gas, DNV Oil & Gas; Bryan Shaw, chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality; Danielle Fugere, president and chief counsel, As You Sow; Martin Flemming, senior vice president, Noble Royalties; and Tom Murphy, co director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

Community outreach can improve acceptance of new drilling operations

Drillers planning hydraulic fracturing and other activities that may prompt community opposition can benefit from up-front disclosure of their plans, panelists said at a Houston conference.
Categories: Natural gas
A drilling rig works the Marcellus shale in Houston, Pa.  (AP file photo/Keith Srakocic)

Chevron exporting technology to minimize global footprint, water use

Chevron is using portable, million-gallon water tanks that reduce its environmental footprint at hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennsylvania.
Categories: Shale