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Oil Falls As Bearish Trend Continues, Saudi Lowers Prices
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Oil prices fall toward $94 a barrel, continuing a three-month losing stretch as weak economic signals from China and Europe and ample global supply continue to weigh.

Maze Of Federal Oversight Impedes North Dakota's Anti-Flaring Push
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 North Dakota's oil producers will struggle to comply with aggressive rules taking effect designed to curb the wasteful burning of natural gas, hindered by lengthy federal reviews of crucial pipelines.

Republicans Craft 2015 Plan To Force Obama's Hand On Keystone
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Republicans plan to put approval of the Keystone XL pipeline on a fast track if they win a US Senate majority in November, forcing President Obama to make a tough call on the controversial plan.

Perryman: Barnett Shale Production Adding Jobs, Fueling Texas Growth
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 An economist provides data on job and economic growth from the Barnett Shale in North Texas.

US Grants First Medal On Energy To Oil Historian Yergin
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 As the US drilling boom helps drive global crude prices to two-year lows, the Obama administration has awarded the country's first medal for energy security to Daniel Yergin.

  



University of Pittsburgh Offers Safety Engineering Certificate Program
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Safety engineering is the focus of a new certificate program offered at the University of Pittsburgh for graduate students.

Enbridge Eyes Mainline Oil Pipe Expansion If Demand Strong
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Enbridge says it may have to build new pipeline capacity from its Superior, Wisconsin, storage hub if oil shipments from Canada and the Bakken shale field of North Dakota keep expanding.

Ceri Powell: 21st Most Powerful Woman in Business on Fortune's Global List
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Shell's Ceri Powell has been featured on Fortune Magazine's Most Powerful Women list, rising eight places to number 21 on the 2014 list.

Oil, Rail Industries Want 7 Years To Fix Tank Cars
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 The oil and railroad industries are urging US regulators to allow them as long as 7 years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport crude oil, an industry official says.

US FERC Approves Dominion's Cove Point LNG Export Facility
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 US federal regulators approve construction of Dominion Resources' liquefied natural gas export project in Cove Point, Maryland.

Oil Drops To Two-Year Lows, Capping Quarter-Long Rout
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 World oil prices tumble to their lowest in more than two years on, with US crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012.

Encana Buying Athlon Energy For $5.93 Billion
Monday, September 29, 2014 Encana is buying Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion in an effort to boost is oil production by tapping into Texas's booming Permian Basin.

US Crude Rises On Economic Data, Strong Products Market
Monday, September 29, 2014 US crude oil rises backed by strong US economic data, and Brent edges up after nearing a two-year low last week.

Kemp: Time For A Good Sweating In The Oil Market
Monday, September 29, 2014 US demand for petroleum products has experienced a decline over the last 8 years as soaring oil prices have forced consumers to become more efficient and seek cheaper alternatives.

Brent Steady, US Crude Up On Supportive Economic Data
Friday, September 26, 2014 Brent crude futures end flat as improving supply and concerns about tepid demand for oil in Europe and China offset concerns about the Middle East conflicts.

Shell's Roxana Davis Shares Her Advice on How to Build a Rewarding Career
Friday, September 26, 2014 Roxana Davis, general manager of Integrated Gas Hydrocarbon Management with Shell, shares her tips for a rewarding career.

Better Communication Needed About Benefits of Fracking
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Poll results indicate that the public is often unaware that fracking creates jobs and stimulates economic growth.

Oil Flat On Strong Dollar, Abundant Supplies
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Brent crude oil prices hold steady while US crude dips slightly in choppy trading.

US Oil Industry Group API Issues Guidelines For Crude By Rail
Thursday, September 25, 2014 The API issues guidelines for moving crude oil by rail, the latest response to a string of fiery derailments in the United States and Canada that has raised calls for reform.

Brent Rebounds, US Crude Gains As Spread Dips Below $4
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Crude oil futures on both sides of the Atlantic settle higher, shrugging off early losses.

Argosy Establishes First Maritime Liner Services into Mexican Oil Ports
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Argosy Transportation Group responds to the demand for better and faster service from Houston to the Mexican oil market.

US Judge Rejects BP Bid To Recoup Some Payments Made For Spill
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 BP cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a US judge rules.

GE To Give Penn State $10M For Gas Drilling Center
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Penn State University says that GE will give the school up to $10 million to create a new center for natural gas industry research.

UT Austin: Action Plans, Energy Initiatives Develop Talent, Expand Research
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 The University of Texas System's new plans are designed to increase engineers, while recent initiatives at UT Austin broaden the focus on energy.

Musings: Challenges Of Shale-Driven Boom - Will It Last For Long?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Troublesome current North Dakota drilling and production data may be signaling that the dreaded treadmill effect may be starting.

North Dakota Oil Producers Resist Wholesale Safety Overhaul
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Hess and other major North Dakota oil producers tell top state energy regulators that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe.

Brent Oil Falls As Glut Outweighs Mideast Turmoil; US Oil Up
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Brent crude oil inches lower as ample global supplies outweigh tensions in the Middle East, while US oil bounces higher after four sessions of losses.

Wood Mackenzie: US Tight Oil Technology Could Boost Output by 25%
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 There continues to be great potential for surprises to the upside in production of US tight oil according to Wood Mackenzie's latest analysis.

Total Sells Stake In US Shale Gas Transport Firm For Up To $450M
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Total has agreed to sell its 25% stake in Cardinal Gas Services, a gas transport company operating in Ohio's Utica shale gas basin, to a group of Korean companies.

Oil Prices Fall on Sluggish Demand, Ample Supply
Monday, September 22, 2014 Crude oil futures fall as ample supply and slowing economic growth in Europe and China outweigh expectations of a cut in oil output from OPEC.

Siemens To Buy Dresser-Rand To Tap US Shale Gas Boom
Monday, September 22, 2014 Siemens agrees to buy US oilfield equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group for $7.6 billion in a move that would significantly boost its oil and gas business in North America.

Tomoka: Kerogen Makes Fourth Year Oil Exploration Lease Payment
Monday, September 22, 2014 Tomoka announces that Kerogen has made the fourth year payment for its eight-year oil exploration lease in Hendry County, Florida.

Oil Companies Eye Crude Price Drop But Keep Drilling
Friday, September 19, 2014 A 13% slide in crude oil prices since June has eroded some of the allure of drilling US shale resources and raised investor concerns, but companies push ahead.

Significant Water Recycling Achieved in Eagle Ford
Friday, September 19, 2014 A partnership between Dow and Omni Water Solutions allows for the treatment of over 725,000 barrels of water at an oil and gas project in South Texas' Eagle Ford play.

US Crude Falls On Worries About Glut, Brent Gains
Friday, September 19, 2014 US crude oil and Brent trade in opposite directions as a sell-off ahead of Monday's expiration.

Range Resources To Pay $4M Drilling Waste Fine
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Range Resources has agrees to pay a $4.15 million fine for problems at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste.

ExxonMobil Extends Permian Position
Thursday, September 18, 2014 ExxonMobil enters a non-monetary exchange agreement with LINN Energy to add 17,800 net acres in the Permian Basin.

Chevron Meets New, Voluntary Shale Drilling Rules
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Oil Falls On Supply Glut And Strong Dollar
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Crude oil falls, pressured by ample supply, concerns about demand growth and a stronger US dollar.

North Dakota Governor Sees Oil Production Dip From Flaring Rule Change
Thursday, September 18, 2014 Some of North Dakota's oil companies likely will experience a production dip starting next month as they try to meet aggressive new flaring standards, Governor Jack Dalrymple says.

Republican Senator Says 2015 Could Be Time For US Oil Export Bill
Thursday, September 18, 2014 The top supporter in the US Congress for reversing the 40-year ban on crude oil exports, Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, said next year could be the time for a bill on lifting the restriction.

Continental Resources Names New President After Bott's Quick Exit
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Continental Resources promotes Jack Stark to president, less than a week after Rick Bott quit the position.

Ambitious US Pipeline Firm Buckeye Quietly Makes Key Acquisition
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Buckeye Partners spends more than $3.5 billion buying assets to transform itself from a regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

Oil Prices Fall On EIA Report Of Big US Crude Stocks Build
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Crude oil futures fall after a government report shows crude stocks rose sharply in the United States last week.

The Next Logical Step For Natural Gas Supplies?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Natural gas-based processes could be alternative for ethane crackers, oil refineries, California-based technology developer tells Rigzone.

Jindal: Obama Hasn't Done Enough To Harness Energy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says President Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.

Unconventional Oil, Gas to Lift US Energy Exports
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Domestic unconventional oil and gas production will help raise US energy exports by about 5% per year through 2030, according to HSBC's Global Connections Trade Forecast.

BP To Cut 275 Jobs In Alaska After Oil Field Disposals
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 BP says it will cut around 275 staff and contractor jobs in its Alaska operations in early 2015 following the sale of its interests in four oil fields in the North Slope area.

Bill Barrett To Sell Gas Assets, Buy Oil Properties
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Bill Barrett Corporation plans to exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado.

Landmark Fracking Study Finds No Water Pollution
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 The final report from a study on fracking found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

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