ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva calls for an overhaul of government policies toward domestic oil and gas production, including greater access to federal land to drilling, in a speech at Rice University’s Baker Institute. More »
Consumption of renewable-energy sources will grow more quickly by 2030 than it will for any other energy source, while oil will grow slowly enough to lose market share, according to a new report by BP. More »
Energy companies exploring North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation for oil need more field crews amid a labor shortage that left hundreds of wells awaiting hydraulic fracturing, a state official said. More »
U.S. officials say a former BP executive was paid $107,000 a month to do consulting for a company lawyer, but allege the money may have been designed to influence her testimony during a deposition in litigation over the Gulf oil spill. More »
A group representing residents of a community where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has speculated that hydraulic fracturing may have contaminated their groundwater criticized Wyoming state officials for the first time, saying they’re siding with the petroleum industry at the expense of those who have to live with polluted water. More »
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that oil companies shouldn’t face criminal charges for the deaths of a half-dozen ducks in waste disposal pits, saying that prosecutors went too far in applying a law that protects migratory birds. More »
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