Dec 1, 2016

After new regulations, Oklahoma's shakes calm down a bit

The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells, an Associated Press statistical analysis shows. And a new scientific study says the state is on its way back to calmer times that ...

Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Nov 30, 2016

Trump rollback of Obama climate agenda may prove challenging

Donald Trump plans to dismantle President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce planet-warming carbon emissions. But delivering on his campaign pledges to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and bring back tens of thousands of long-gone coal mining jobs could prove far more difficult. Internal documents ...

Nov 24, 2016

Trump may revive keystone by rescinding LBJ order: aides

Advisers to Donald Trump are exploring ways he can greenlight the Keystone XL oil pipeline on the day he is sworn into office, including by rescinding a 48-year-old presidential order. Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning say the issue is actively being discussed, ...

Drill, baby, drill? Election reignites offshore-oil debate

Nov 24, 2016

Drill, baby, drill? Election reignites offshore-oil debate

The controversy over drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean has been reignited by the election of Donald Trump, and environmentalists and coastal businesses say it could be the first major fault line that divides them from the new president. The Obama administration has ...

U.S. cancels energy leases in Montana area sacred to Blackfoot tribes

Nov 17, 2016

U.S. cancels energy leases in Montana area sacred to Blackfoot tribes

U.S. officials cancelled 15 oil and gas leases on Wednesday in an area bordering Glacier National Park that is considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada. The cancellation was aimed at preserving the Badger-Two Medicine area, a largely undeveloped, 130,000-acre ...

Jun 23, 2016

Itochu, CITIC to cooperate in oil, gas development

Trading house Itochu Corp. and China’s CITIC Resources Holdings Ltd. are to kick off joint projects in oil and gas production. An agreement calls on Itochu and the unit of CITIC Ltd., a Chinese state-owned conglomerate, to pursue joint acquisitions of oil and gas ...

G-7 calls for energy investment amid grim industry outlook

May 3, 2016

G-7 calls for energy investment amid grim industry outlook

The Group of Seven energy ministers have agreed that more investment is needed to lift energy output, but the outlook for boosting production remains tough. Energy companies still find it difficult to ramp up investment with no clear sign of a turnaround in the ...