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Seemingly overnight, gasoline prices have plunged. Regular unleaded is approaching $3 per gallon at my local Wawa. That's the lowest price since just after the recession ended.

November 15, 2014 | BY MARK ZANDI The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Scientists see fracking as cause of earthquakes in heartland

WASHINGTON – Evidence is growing that fracking for oil and gas is causing earthquakes that shake the heartland.

November 14, 2014 | BY SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Republicans’ to-do list: Pass the Keystone pipeline

WASHINGTON – There are likely enough votes in the Senate to approve the Keystone XL pipeline after the sweeping Republican success in Tuesday's election, an outcome that could decide the fate of one the biggest debates in decades over jobs and the environment.

November 14, 2014 | BY SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Southwind Drilling promotion

Southwind Drilling, Inc. of Ellinwood has recently promoted Fred Castillo to Director of Safety and Compliance. Fred will now oversee Southwind's seven rotary drilling rigs making sure they maintain OSHA compliant and promote a safe working environment. Todd Morgenstern, President/CEO commented, "Fred's work ethic and attention to detail makes him a perfect fit for this job".

October 19, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

Rail industry pushes feds to drop crude-oil reporting rule

WASHINGTON – Two railroad industry trade groups have quietly asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to drop its requirement that rail carriers transporting large volumes of Bakken crude oil notify state emergency officials.

October 18, 2014 | McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Recent drilling permits reported

Below are the intent to drill for oil permits in the area filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission in the past 90 days. The information is listed in this order: File name, permit date, section, township, range, east/west, district number, license and company.

October 17, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas

More efficient fracking means more oil and natural gas

WASHINGTON – The U.S. fracking boom is getting even bigger with advances in drilling techniques that are making oil and natural gas wells more productive.

October 17, 2014 | BY SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Dropping oil prices could threaten US fracking boom

WASHINGTON – Oil prices continued to collapse Monday and are getting closer to levels that could dampen the U.S. energy boom.

October 16, 2014 | BY SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Fighting to keep the oil boom out of North Dakota park

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK, N.D. – From the vista where Valerie Naylor stands, the scenery is undeniably spectacular: Sculpted hills with layers of beige sandstone and ribbons of gray coal, pockets of cottonwood trees and junipers rustling, the serpentine Little Missouri River shimmering below.

September 12, 2014 | BY PAM LOUWAGIE Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Judge rules BP’s gross negligence led to historic oil spill

WASHINGTON _ Energy giant BP's willful misconduct and gross negligence led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a federal judge said in a ruling Thursday that exposes the company to billions of dollars in civil penalties.

September 11, 2014 | BY NEELA BANERJEE and ANDREW KHOURI Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Texas company helps energy giants keep track of equipment

Keeping track of billions of dollars of equipment that's constantly on the move is one of the oil and gas industry's toughest challenges.

August 16, 2014 | BY CHERYL HALL The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Mexico signs landmark energy law, speeds up timetable

MEXICO CITY– President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday signed into law Mexico's landmark energy reform legislation and announced that his government could name as early as this week the first oil and gas fields that will be opened up to foreign investors.

August 15, 2014 | BY TRACY WILKINSON Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Lawmakers from Atlantic Coast states ask Obama administration to reverse oil-exploration decision

HACKENSACK, N.J. – Legislators from New Jersey and other Atlantic Coast states are pushing the Obama administration to reverse a decision to allow geologic exploration of the ocean floor from Florida to Delaware as a step toward seeking underwater oil and gas reserves.

August 14, 2014 | BY JAMES M. O’NEILL The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)(MCT) | Oil & Gas

Keystone XL could mean more carbon emissions than estimated, study says

WASHINGTON – Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated, according to a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change that uses different calculations about oil consumption.

August 13, 2014 | BY NEELA BANERJEE Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Expectations are high as Mexico prepares to accept foreign oil explorers

HIDALGO, Mexico – On barren ranch land just south of the Texas border, where road signs are pockmarked with bullet holes, a small group of foreign oil and gas companies is looking for the future.

July 17, 2014 | BY ALFREDO CORCHADO and JAMES OSBORNE The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas

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