posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM
Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money.
posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM
With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond.
posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM
Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has been leaking oil, gas and water since Thursday.
posted on October 17, 2014 at 2:51 PM
Southern Illinois landowners are suing the state for failing to implement hydraulic fracturing, calling the long-running process for adopting rules governing the oil and gas extraction method tantamount to illegal government seizure of property...
posted on October 3, 2014 at 10:51 AM
The drilling services company Baker Hughes on Wednesday implemented a policy of disclosing all of the chemicals used in its fracking operations.
posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM
The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.
posted on September 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for federal lands in California after a new study found limited environmental impacts from fracking and other enhanced drilling...
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM
The weak safety culture of a now-defunct railway company and poor government oversight were among the many factors that led to an oil train explosion that killed 47 people in Quebec last year, Canada's Transportation Safety Board said in a new...
posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop doing so.
The Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Northern Kentucky Water District stopped pumping...
posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:59 AM
Venezuela's government has confirmed that it is considering the sale of its oil refining and distribution network in the U.S. amid a worsening economic crisis.
posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Seaboard is being opened to offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time in decades with the Obama administration's approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energydeposits deep...
posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM
Domestic oil production is booming, fueling tragic railroad accidents and a shortage of cars to move agricultural commodities. An innovative cattle operation in the Midwest traces its genetic progeny to the vast majority of America’s best bulls....
posted on June 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM
State and federal officials are finally getting data on exactly how many shipments of crude oil are rolling along on America’s railways.
posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM
After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares.
posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM
The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said.