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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

Kansas oil production up, natural gas production slightly down in 2013

LAWRENCE - Oil production in Kansas increased in 2013, mainly in south-central and southwestern counties, while natural gas production continued to decline, although at a slower pace than in recent years, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas.

June 13, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

Area intents to drill listed

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.

June 11, 2014 | Dale Hogg | Oil & Gas

Mexico unveils proposed rules for opening of energy sector

The administration of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto unveiled proposed rules Wednesday for a historic opening of the country's energy sector, ending seven decades of state monopoly and paving the way for billions of dollars in investment by foreign companies.

May 17, 2014 | BY ALFREDO CORCHADO The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Record profits level off at oil companies

Three years into the U.S. oil boom, the record profits appear to be leveling off.

May 16, 2014 | BY JAMES OSBORNE The Dallas Morning News (MCT) | Oil & Gas

EPA asked to regulate fracking’s toxic air emissions


May 16, 2014 | | Oil & Gas

DOT beefs up oil-shipment regulations with new warning system

Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts.

May 15, 2014 | BY PARESH DAVE Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

After hard winter, North Dakota predicts surge in oil output

North Dakota officials are predicting a big surge in crude oil output in the next few months as the industry emerges from a tough winter.

April 19, 2014 | BY DAVID SHAFFER Star Tribune (Minneapolis)(MCT) | Oil & Gas

Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

SHAFTER, Calif. – A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.

April 18, 2014 | BY JULIE CART Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

Ohio finds probable link between fracking, quakes

Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently, according to a state report.

April 18, 2014 | BY PARESH DAVE Los Angeles Times (MCT) | Oil & Gas

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BP-funded center vacuums up petabytes of data on Gulf oil spill


August 15, 2015 | | Oil & Gas

Russia’s economy shrinks by 4.6 percent on low oil prices, sanctions


August 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas

Crude exports to Mexico highlight broader benefits of free trade

WASHINGTON ─ Wider trade of crude oil with Mexico, as the U.S. Commerce Department announced it will approve, delivers just a portion of the economic ...

August 14, 2015 | | Oil & Gas


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