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Report: Texas Could Face 2.7 Trillion Gallon Water Shortfall by 2060
Friday, December 19, 2014 The state of Texas could face a water shortfall of 2.7 trillion gallons by 2060, according to a recent report by Texas A&M University's Mosbacher Institute.
Two Killed, Three Hurt In Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion
Friday, December 19, 2014 An explosion and fire at a southeastern Oklahoma oil rig early Friday killed two workers and injured three others, two of them critically.
New York Commission Will Recommend Banning Fracturing
Friday, December 19, 2014 New York, which is a net importer of energy, could be a part of the solution to its energy problems by following the lead of its neighboring states Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio.
New York Bans Fracking After Health Report
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration says it will ban hydraulic fracturing in the state after a long-awaited report concluded that the gas-drilling method poses health risks.
Chevron Cancels Canadian Arctic Drilling As Oil Prices Slide
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Chevron says a plan to drill for oil in the Beaufort Sea in Canada's Arctic is on hold indefinitely because of what it called "economic uncertainty in the industry" as oil prices fall.
Major HSE Training Program Starts in Iraq
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Shell and OPITO get together to train up to 15,000 Iraqi energy industry workers to deal safely with hydrogen sulphide.
Talisman Sinopec Closes North Sea Platform Ahead Of Storm
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Talisman Sinopec Energy UK closes its Buchan Alpha platform in the North Sea, the company said, ahead of an expected severe winter storm.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Lower than Previous Studies
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 The level of methane emissions generated by hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production in the United States have declined, according to a recent study.
Statoil Shuts LNG Plant Due to a Leak, Duration Unknown
Monday, December 08, 2014 Statoil shuts Europe's only plant producing liquefied natural gas for an indefinite period due to a gas leak.
BSEE, Fieldwood Investigating Explosion from Maintenance on Echo Platform
Friday, November 21, 2014 An investigation is underway into a maintenance incident that killed one worker and injured three on a Gulf of Mexico platform.
One Dead in Explosion at Fieldwood Platform in Gulf of Mexico
Friday, November 21, 2014 An explosion at oil and gas operator Fieldwood Energy's Echo Platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed one person and injured at least one, but no pollution was reported, a U.S. safety agency and the company say.
Draft Law: Germany to Leave Door Ajar for Fracking
Thursday, November 20, 2014 The German government plans to stop short of an outright ban on fracking for shale gas.
Israel Must Improve 'Erratic and Unclear' Oil, Gas Regulations
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Israel still has a lot of work to do to improve "erratic and unclear" regulations if its oil and gas industry is to flourish, speakers say at the UOG 2014 conference.
Study: Groundwater Quality Not Impacted by Bakken
Monday, November 17, 2014 Energy development in the Williston Basin oil production area of Montana and North Dakota, which includes the Bakken and Three Forks Formations, has not affected shallow groundwater quality, according to a recently published study.
Sinopec to Spend Billions to Handle Oil Pipeline Safety Problems
Monday, November 17, 2014 China's Sinopec pledges to spend $4.6 billion over three years to address safety concerns related to its oil pipelines.
Halliburton Worker Killed in Colorado Fracking Accident
Friday, November 14, 2014 An accident at a fracking site in Colorado killed a Halliburton worker and seriously injured two as they tried to thaw a high-pressure water line that had frozen in record-breaking cold conditions.
Three Azeri Workers Die In Offshore Platform Accident
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea, SOCAR says.
Russian Prosecutors Detain More Suspects In Total CEO Plane Crash
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Prosecutors detain four Moscow airport workers and deny bail to the driver of a snow plough involved in the plane crash that killed the CEO of Total earlier this week.