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California Fuel Tank Fire Contained
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 A fire at a San Francisco-area fuel terminal is contained after spewing black smoke high in the air, snarling rush-hour traffic and prompting officials to ask residents to take shelter.

Greenpeace Activists Climb Shell's Offshore Platform in Protest
Monday, October 14, 2019 Greenpeace activists boarded two Shell offshore platforms in the Brent field in the U.K. North Sea to protest decommissioning plans they claim will leave "hazardous oily sludge" in the sea.

Los Angeles Blaze Threatens Gas Field
Friday, October 11, 2019 A Los Angeles wildfire forced the evacuation of 25,000 homes and is threatening a natural gas storage facility that four years ago sprung the biggest gas leak in U.S. history.

Iran Oil Tanker Hit by Missiles in Red Sea
Friday, October 11, 2019 Iran said missiles struck one of its tankers in the Red Sea, the latest in a series of attacks on oil infrastructure in the region that have roiled energy markets.

Origin of Oil Killing Brazil's Turtles is Mystery
Thursday, October 10, 2019 More than a month since oil started washing up on some of Brazil's most touristic beaches, dotting sand with black patches, killing sea turtles and scaring off fishermen, the origin of the crude is still a mystery.

Chevron CEO Praises Texas for its Business Environment
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Chevron Corp. may be based in California, but CEO Mike Wirth had little praise for the state as he lauded the Texas business environment during an event in Houston.

Woodside In for Large-Scale Tree Planting Project
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 The first phase of the program will involve planting up to 5,000 hectares, primarily in Western Australia.

EIA Further Cuts Oil Price Forecast
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 The U.S. Energy Information Administration has further cut its Brent oil price forecast.

Guyana Nears Oil and Gas Turning Point
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 One of RAMPS Logistics' employees in Guyana. PHOTO SOURCE: RAMPS Logistics

Dominion's Atlantic Coast Pipeline Gets Supreme Court Hearing
Friday, October 04, 2019 The U.S. Supreme Court will consider jump-starting Dominion Energy's proposed $7.5B Atlantic Coast Pipeline, agreeing to rule on a key permit that would let the natural-gas line cross under the Appalachian Trail.

Net Zero Goal Comes a Step Closer in Europe
Friday, October 04, 2019 The European Union's push to set a date for eliminating greenhouse-gas emissions is gathering pace.

Chevron Sets New GHG Reduction Goals
Friday, October 04, 2019 Chevron Corporation revealed Thursday that it has set new greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals.

Permian Methane Mystery Center of Green Group's Study
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 The Permian's emissions of a key greenhouse gas are mostly a mystery, one that a nonprofit group aims to solve.

Saipem Makes Subsea Robotics Deal with Equinor
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Saipem's Hydrone-R, above, is set to make history. PHOTO SOURCE: Saipem

OGUK Diversity and Inclusion Group Bolsters Ranks
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 OGUK's Diversity and Inclusion Task Group has appointed a new member.

Oil Steady Amid Signs of Tighter Supply
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 Oil steadied after sliding for six days in a row as signs of tighter supply in the U.S. and OPEC jostled with ongoing concern that a fragile global economy is eroding fuel demand.

What Net Zero Means for UK Oil and Gas
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 The push toward Net Zero will have major ramifications for the UK oil and gas sector.

Trump Admin Decides on Plan to Boost Ethanol, Biodiesel
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 The Trump administration has agreed to a new plan for boosting renewable fuels and offsetting waivers exempting oil refineries from mandates to use them.

OPEC Production Suffers Biggest Drop in 16 Years
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 OPEC's oil production tumbled the most in 16 years last month after an attack on Saudi Arabia's energy facilities temporarily halved output in the world's biggest crude exporter.

Why Saudis Could Not Prevent Attack
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has explained why the Kingdom couldn't prevent the attack seen on its energy infrastructure last month in an interview on CBS' 60 minutes program.

Oil Up as Trade War Hopes and Saudi Recovery Weighed
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Oil edged higher after its biggest quarterly drop this year as investors weighed Saudi Arabia's quick recovery from attacks last month against a resumption in U.S.-China trade negotiations next week.

Texas Beats Goal for Cleaning Abandoned Oilfield Sites
Monday, September 30, 2019 The Railroad Commission of Texas reported Friday that it more than doubled its goal for cleaning up abandoned oilfield sites in Fiscal Year 2019.

Seized Oil Tanker Released
Monday, September 30, 2019 The Stena Impero vessel has been released, Erik Hanell, president and CEO of Stena Bulk, has confirmed.

Oil Shorts Soar
Monday, September 30, 2019 Oil investors piled into short positions as oil markets shook off the disruption from attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Oil Steady as Mideast Tension and Trade Woes Weighed
Monday, September 30, 2019 Oil was steady after the biggest weekly loss since July as investors weighed rising tension in the Middle East against the prospect for an escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Exxon Donates $350,000 to Imelda Relief
Friday, September 27, 2019 Exxon is donating $350,000 to the United Way and the American Red Cross to support local flooding relief assistance associated with tropical storm Imelda in the Beaumont and greater Houston areas in Texas.

Oil Set for Weekly Loss as Saudis Restore Output
Friday, September 27, 2019 Oil is heading for the biggest weekly loss since July on indications Saudi Arabia is restoring lost crude production quicker-than-expected after attacks on its key energy infrastructure.

Big Oil Faces Turning Point Over Drilling Plans Offshore Australia
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Australia's offshore petroleum regulator is due to decide by Nov. 14 whether to approve Norwegian energy giant Equinor ASA's plan to drill exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight.

Aramco Set to Formally Announce Listing Plan in Oct
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Saudi Aramco is set to kick off its mammoth initial public offering next month.

Oil Down on Aramco Development
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Oil extended declines as Saudi Arabia was said to be ahead of schedule in restoring its output capacity.

Big Oil CEOs Talk Climate Change
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 One of the opening events of Climate Week in New York offered a rare sight - 9 bosses of some of the world's largest oil and gas companies in one room.

Oil Down on Signs of Returning Saudi Production
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Oil edged lower on signs Saudi Arabia is making progress in restoring lost output even as uncertainty remains about the kingdom's ability to meet its timeline of a full return by the end of the month.

Which Continent Values Oil and Gas Safety Most?
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Survey outlines which continent values oil and gas safety the most.

Oil Prices Finish Higher
Monday, September 23, 2019 The prices of WTI and Brent crude oil contracts rose on the first trading day of the week.

Iran Says it is Ready to Release Oil Tanker
Monday, September 23, 2019 Iran has completed all legal procedures necessary to release a UK-registered oil tanker it seized more than two months ago, a government spokesman said.

OGCI Scales Up Actions to Support Paris Agreement
Monday, September 23, 2019 The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative announces further initiatives to accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and support the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Hedge Funds Shrug Off Saudi Attack
Monday, September 23, 2019 The devastating attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities fueled a record rise in crude futures, but hedge funds didn't take the bait.

Oil Up on Rising Gulf Tension
Monday, September 23, 2019 Oil resumed gains as tension between the U.S. and Iran ratcheted up following the attacks on Saudi Arabia.

Bahamas Terminal Returns to Full Ops
Friday, September 20, 2019 Buckeye Partners reported that it has resumed full operations at its Buckeye Bahamas Hub.

Aramco Reveals Damage to Giant Oil Field
Friday, September 20, 2019 Saudi Aramco revealed damage caused by an aerial strike on its Khurais oil field last weekend.

Texas Coast Reels from Flooding
Friday, September 20, 2019 The remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda lashed Houston and coastal Texas, inundating homes, paralyzing travelers, disrupting oil supplies and threatening hospitals and refineries.

Risk of Further Saudi Attacks High
Friday, September 20, 2019 The risk of further high-impact attacks against Saudi energy infrastructure is high, according to Verisk Maplecroft.

Oil Rises as Tensions Ratchet Up
Friday, September 20, 2019 The threat of war in the Middle East is pushing oil prices higher again.

Clear Risk of Slower Saudi Output Restart
Thursday, September 19, 2019 There is clear risk of a slower restart of Saudi Arabian oil production despite the optimistic guidance by Saudi Aramco, according to Rystad Energy.

Oil Steadies as Saudis Pledge Swift Recovery
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Oil held its decline from the dramatic spike earlier in the week as supply assurances from Saudi Arabia and the IEA calmed the market after the devastating weekend attacks.

Saudi Arabia Still Unsure of Launch Site for Oil Attacks
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Saudi Arabia said attacks on its critical oil infrastructure were "unquestionably sponsored by Iran" but stopped short of saying the strikes were launched directly from or by the Islamic Republic.

A Crazy Day for Oil Leaves Traders Dazed
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 The Sunday opening of the oil market is traditionally a sedate affair. Last Sunday was different.

Enbridge Pipeline Avoids MN Supreme Court Challenge
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement and expansion project won't face a challenge in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court from groups opposing it.

Saudi Output Restoration Calms Market Fears
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Oil stabilized on signs Saudi Arabia is quickly restoring production following a debilitating weekend attack.

Saudi Arabia Partially Restores Output
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq plant has restarted and is now processing about 2 million barrels a day, restoring just under half the output lost after the facility was damaged in an attack.