Lawmakers today deliberated whether the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could make a dent in the cost of crude. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, accused the Obama administration of “stonewalling” the project. More »
Authorities are monitoring a pipeline near Cameron, La., that broke Wednesday night after being struck by a dredging ship. El Paso Corp. shut its West Cameron Block 62 platform as a result of the accident. More »
The robot will help officials in Japan pinpoint radioactive areas within the nuclear plant crippled in this month’s earthquake and tsunami. The U.S. Department of Energy, which runs the lab, expects to have it ready and delivered next week. More »
A government report that depicted a majority of oil and gas leases as idle is misleading at best and leaves out a lot of realities, says the industry. But neither side is innocent of leaving out context to score points with the general public. More »
Federal scientists had been studying the ancient slow-growing corals before BP’s Macondo well blew out on April 20, 2010. The corals were found about 21 miles northeast of the well, living 1,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf. More »
The Norwegian firm, one of the largest leaseholders in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, becomes a member of the Marine Well Containment Co. after last week winning the sixth permit to drill in the region since the BP oil spill. More »
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