BY RALPH VARTABEDIAN
BY TOM HUDSON
BY JAMES OSBORNE
BY JULIE CART
BY MARIA L. LA GANGA
MEXICO CITY – Tens of thousands of Mexicans jammed the center of their capital city Sunday to protest President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to allow foreign firms to invest in and collaborate with the state-run oil company, whose independence from outside influence has been a source of national pride for decades.
WASHINGTON – A new study illustrates the far-reaching economic contributions of unconventional oil and natural gas development, particularly in the manufacturing sector, says API Vice President for Policy and Economic Analysis Kyle Isakower.
WASHINGTON – Oil and natural gas companies are America's top investors in zero- and low-greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) technologies, according to a new study released by API.
LAWRENCE – University of Kansas geologists have synthesized the mineral dolomite at a low temperature - a feat that scientists have been trying to accomplish for almost a century.
(MCT) – Just a few years ago, Fort Worth, Texas-based Bosque Systems mostly operated wastewater disposal wells for oil and gas operators. And another oil field company, FTS International, was busy becoming one of the nation's biggest providers of hydraulic fracturing services.
(MCT) – Summer gasoline prices will be lower in the U.S. than they were last year. But they won't be much lower, experts say, because U.S. refineries have been exporting record amounts of fuel overseas.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran introduced legislation to protect Kansans from the threat of dangerous natural gas explosions by allowing states to monitor underground natural gas storage in the absence of federal action.
WASHINGTON – Total U.S. petroleum deliveries (a measure of demand) were up 0.6 for March against the same month a year ago to average 18.3 million barrels per day – yet were still at the second lowest March level in 16 years (since 1997). For the first quarter of this year, U.S. petroleum deliveries were down by 0.4 percent.
A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed.
BY DON LEE
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".
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON – Oil prices continued to collapse Monday and are getting closer to levels that could dampen the U.S. energy boom.
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