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BP Sells Interests in Four North Slope Assets
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 BP announced that it has agreed to sell interests in four of its Alaska North Slope assets to Hilcorp.
Kemp: Obama Stalls Drilling On Federal Lands
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The White House likes to claim a share of the credit for the drilling revolution that has transformed North America's energy production and security, Kemp says.
Oil Falls On Expectations US Stocks Rose Close To Record
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 US crude futures fall ahead of data expected to show that inventories in the world's top oil-consuming nation have risen close to record highs.
Oil Futures Range-Bound In Low Volumes, Eyes On Ukraine
Monday, April 21, 2014 Brent crude oil strengthens slightly while US crude is briefly supported by positive economic data.
Fracking Foes Cringe As Unions Back Drilling Boom
Monday, April 21, 2014 After early complaints, some local construction trade workers and union members say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale boom.
Halliburton Sees Profit Growth On Improved Margins In N. America
Monday, April 21, 2014 Halliburton forecast a 25% jump in earnings in the current quarter, helped by a recovery in margins in North America and growth in overseas markets.
National Energy Boom Blurs Political Battle Lines
Sunday, April 20, 2014 The US energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.
Sandvik Sets New Industry Standards with Next Generation CRAs
Friday, April 18, 2014 Sandvik launches its next generation of high performance materials to meet the operational demands brought about by extreme water depths below 10,000 feet and temperature above 400 degrees.
Rice Adds Energy and Environment Initiative, Tackles Above-Ground Risks
Friday, April 18, 2014 Rice University links all energy-related activities and expands its energy program to meet industry needs.
Subsea Friction Clamps May Provide More Precise Subsea Monitoring
Friday, April 18, 2014 Subsea friction clamps developed by Houston-based Astro Technology may enable more precise monitoring of subsea assets in water depths of up to 10,000 feet.
Increase in Petroleum Production Has Positive Impact on Economy
Friday, April 18, 2014 The dramatic, almost unbelievable, increase in crude oil and natural gas production in the United States has many positive implications, Alex Mills says.
Texas Upstream Petroleum Economy Sustains Record Run
Friday, April 18, 2014 The upstream economy in Texas ventured further into uncharted territory in February, boosting the Texas Petro Index.
US Extends Keystone XL Comment Period, Delaying Final Decision
Friday, April 18, 2014 The US State Department is extending the government comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Vanguard Energy to Sell Texas Field
Friday, April 18, 2014 Vanguard Energy enters an agreement to sell all of Vanguard's working interests and related equipment at its only operating field, the Batson Dome Field.
The Link Between Energy Security and Foreign Policy Options
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Global energy security offers both challenges and foreign policy opportunities, industry leaders say.
Baker Hughes Profit Rises as North American Margins Improve
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Baker Hughes posts better-than-expected results as revenue in its core North American business rose nearly 7%, sending its shares up about 4% in premarket trading.
Ex-BP Employee Settles SEC Insider-Trading Oil Spill Case
Thursday, April 17, 2014 A former 20-year veteran of BP who oversaw the company's cleanup efforts from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will pay more than $224,000 to settle civil charges.
Team RECon Wins US Leg of BP's Ultimate Field Trip Competition
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Team RECon, from the University of Michigan, will enjoy a two-week field trip to BP's operations in Illinois and Alaska after winning the US version of the firm's Ultimate Field Trip Competition.
Oil Tops $104 On Ukraine Fears
Thursday, April 17, 2014 The price of oil rises past $104 per barrel on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine.
Brent Oil Rises Close To $110 On Ukraine Tension; US Oil Unmoved
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Brent rises toward $110 a barrel on mounting tensions in Ukraine, while prices for US oil are nearly unchanged.
Hydraulic Fracturing: Staying Afloat in Times of Tightening Water Supply
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Fracking trails other uses for water as the energy industry works to further reduce water use.
Stover to Succeed Davidson as Noble Energy CEO
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David L. Stover will succeed Charles D. Davidson as chairman and CEO of Noble Energy.
Engaged Oil, Gas Employees is the Key to Retaining Talent
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Employees in the industry need to be motivated, challenged and awarded to be highly engaged in an industry that is witnessing recruiting and retaining challenges, a panelist discusses.
Musings: The Oil Industry's Era of Austerity - Part Two
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Shell and BP's recent decisions to separate their shale-focused E&P businesses further represents efforts by integrated oil majors to deal with the new Era of Austerity.
Oil Falls Ahead of Ukraine Meeting, US Supply Data
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 The price of oil falls ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions over Ukraine and the latest report on U.S. oil supplies.
US EPA Studies Whether To Regulate Methane From Oil And Gas
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 The US EPA took a step toward a wider strategy to address climate change, releasing 5 technical papers that will help it decide whether or not to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
Goodrich Petroleum's Scripts Second Success In Louisiana Field
Monday, April 14, 2014 Goodrich Petroleum drills its second successful well in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale prospect in Louisiana.
US Renews ConocoPhillips' Permit For Alaska LNG Exports
Monday, April 14, 2014
NES Survey: What Women Say About Working in the Oil, Gas Industry
Monday, April 14, 2014 A new recruiting industry survey reveals what women in the energy industry like and do not like about their careers.
Nabors To Split CEO, Chairman Roles; Limits Severance Pay
Monday, April 14, 2014 Nabors says it would separate the roles of chairman and CEO after the tenure of Anthony Petrello ends and limit severance payments for executives.
SOR Controls to Unveil New 815DT Differential Pressure Transmitter
Monday, April 14, 2014 SOR Controls Group, Ltd. continues to grow the popular 800 series pressure transmitter line with the addition of the 815DT differential pressure transmitter.
Oil Price Up Past $104 Amid Ukraine Tensions
Monday, April 14, 2014 The price of oil rises on the prospect of higher demand in the US and escalating tensions in Ukraine.
Energy Department Seeks Methane Hydrate Proposals
Sunday, April 13, 2014 The US Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.
Glaspie: Applying New Tools in Different Cultures
Friday, April 11, 2014 Multi-generational and multi-cultural workplaces often require new methods of assessing leaders, a panelist says.
EMAS AMC Gets LOA from Noble Energy for Gunflint Project in GOM
Friday, April 11, 2014 Ezra Holdings' unit EMAS AMC receives a letter of award from Noble Energy for the Gunflint Project in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ohio Links Fracking With Earthquakes, Announces Tougher Rules
Friday, April 11, 2014 Ohio regulators announce new rules for oil and gas drilling after evidence emerged linking the hydraulic fracturing extraction method to recent earthquakes.
Small Companies Cautiously Optimistic On Natural Gas Drilling
Friday, April 11, 2014 The winter rally in natural gas prices is creating cautious optimism among smaller energy producers that see opportunity and future deals in a once-moribund market.
US Crude Nears 6-Week High As Consumer Confidence Supports
Friday, April 11, 2014 US crude oil rises to near a 6-week high, steered by stronger gasoline demand and a positive consumer confidence report, but gains are capped by profit taking and a declining demand outlook.
Kemp: US Oil Reserves Highest Since 1970s
Friday, April 11, 2014 US exploration and production firms are finding accumulations of crude and condensates twice as fast as they are producing them.
EIA: US Oil Reserves Jump On Shale, But Gas Tumbles In 2012
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Proven US oil and condensate reserves jumped 15.4%, or 4.5 billion barrels, in 2012 owing to shale oil production, the EIA says.
Democratic Senators Press Obama For Keystone Decision By May 31
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Eleven US Democratic senators urge President Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast no later than May 31.
Oil Slips On Weak China Trade Data
Thursday, April 10, 2014 The price of oil falls slightly after China reports weak monthly trade data.
Hospital Disinfectant Gaining Ground as Oil, Gas Water Treatment Solution
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 A chemical product designed to kill bacteria in hospitals is gaining traction in the oil and gas industry as a solution for treating hydraulic fracturing water.
Chevron Expects First-Quarter Profit To Slip
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Chevron expects first-quarter income to slip because of high currency conversion costs and environmental charges in its mining unit.
IRS Puts Damper On Newer Types Of Energy Partnerships
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The IRS has temporarily stopped issuing private letter rulings that energy companies sometimes request when setting up master limited partnerships for their tax benefits.
Oil Rises Above $103 A Barrel On Ukraine Unrest
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The price of oil rises to a 5-week high amid unrest in eastern Ukraine, even as a report shows a large rise in US crude oil supplies.
Kemp: Shale Revolution Reverses Global Energy Flow
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The United States has replaced OPEC as the marginal petroleum supplier to the world thanks to the shale revolution and improvements in automotive fuel efficiency.
Will Texas Ship Crude to California?
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Texas is eyeing the possibility of shipping its excess crude oil to California, a state that historically imports from the Middle East and Ecuador.
US Crude Oil Surges 2% On Weak Dollar, Technical Trade
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 US crude rises more than 2% in a technical-driven rally boosted by a weaker US dollar and forecasts for a draw on stockpiles of domestic oil products.
Oil Prices Slip Below $101 After Libyan Deal
Monday, April 07, 2014 Oil prices fall below $101 a barrel following reports that four Libyan oil terminals under militia control could soon open and possibly boost global supplies.
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