US rig count increases 3 this week to 754; Texas up 8

February 22, 2017 HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754. A year ago, 502 rigs were active. more »»

3 people critically injured in Oklahoma gas well explosion

February 22, 2017 WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say four people were injured when a private natural gas well exploded in eastern Oklahoma. more »»

New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil well regulators

February 22, 2017 By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press Writer SANTA FE, N.M. more »»

Lawmakers renew push for drilling in Alaska wildlife refuge

February 22, 2017 By DAN JOLING, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Frank Murkowski in 2001 gave a speech urging colleagues to approve oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge. more »»

Sunoco building 2 pipelines, not just 1 across Pennsylvania

February 22, 2017 NEW Pa. (AP) — Sunoco Logistics Partners says there's so much interest in its plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania that they'll actually build two pipelines. more »»

Natural gas could cost less than coal for Kemper plant

February 22, 2017 By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Power Co. more »»

Republicans skeptical of Wolf's minimum wage, shale tax plan

February 21, 2017 By MARC LEVY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers questioned Democratic Gov. more »»

US Geological Survey records 4 small earthquakes in Oklahoma

February 21, 2017 WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in Oklahoma. The largest was a magnitude 3.0 temblor at 2:05 a.m. more »»

Texas easing out of downturn, oil association leader says

February 21, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' oil and natural gas industry added 4,700 new jobs between September and December last year and is starting to "ease out of the dramatic downtur. more »»

Regulators seek citizen input on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

February 20, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Federal regulators are seeking input from people in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley about the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. WVIR-TV reports (http://bit. more »»

EPA head's emails with energy companies to be released

February 18, 2017 By TIM TALLEY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office said Tuesday it is complying with a judge's order to surrender documents related to new Environmental... more »»

Pruitt OK'd as EPA chief over environmentalists' objections

February 17, 2017 By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the strong objections of environmental groups, the Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday,... more »»

Natural Gas Industry Preparing To Meet Global Energy Demands

February 9, 2017 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.V. more »»

Shale industry seeks more pipelines amid protests

February 7, 2017 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play PITTSBURGH —Williams Energy CEO Alan Armstrong knows President Donald Trump’s favor toward fossil fuels will not stop protesters from showing up at drilling pads, pipelin... more »»

Residents, officials discuss environmental impact of oil, gas industry at listening session

February 5, 2017 By JANELL HUNTER Shale Play HANNIBAL, Ohio — Several eastern Ohio residents and environmental experts gave testimony last month about health and environmental concerns with the oil and gas industry... more »»

Cracker gets water permit, air permit still under review

February 5, 2017 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — PTT Global Chemical officials cleared a hurdle on the track to building a multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker when the Ohio Environmental Protectio... more »»

Study: Pipelines Needed To Keep Lights On, Rover Delays Persist

February 1, 2017 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Trump’s victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power in U.S.

January 27, 2017 HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of th... more »»

FERC Still Reviewing Pipelines, But Gives Favorable Report

January 24, 2017 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.V. more »»

 
 
 

 

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