Norway is taking a phased development approach as it tries to create sustainable Arctic offshore oil and gas projects in the Barents Sea . . .
Archive for '2012'
Most of the interest so far in the International Energy Agency’s medium-term global energy outlook was in its suggestion that the United States could surpass Saudi Arabia...
Federal regulators and US crude oil pipeline owners and operators have made real progress in 2012, PHMSA Administrator Cynthia L. Quarterman . . .
Early indications were that the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement avoided a well-intentioned mistake . . .
At first glance, the National Petroleum Council’s future transportation fuels report may have looked like a cop-out . . .
Deep federal spending cuts and tax increases due to automatically kick in early next year actually may force Congress and the White House to finally begin addressing the budget deficit . . .
In retrospect, it was inevitable. Claims made in “Gasland”, Josh Fox’s anti-fracing documentary, were so dramatic and troubling . . .
Arctic offshore oil and gas resources extend beyond North America, experts reminded their audience at a July 12 forum . . .
There was plenty of drama, intrigue, and even some comedy, on July 2 when North Carolina’s general assembly overrode a July 1 veto by Gov. Beverly Perdue . . .
The Interior Department announced June 22 that it would accept comments on its proposed onshore hydraulic fracturing regulations for another 60 days. Then it unofficially explained why this was not a delay . . .
Voluntary conservation agreements already in place in New Mexico and Texas have kept the US Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species . . .
Can states effectively protect drinking water supplies as more oil and gas is produced from tight shales? That's the core question . . .
A British researcher was started as he studied a night-time satellite photo of the US when he saw what he termed a "mystery city" in western North Dakota and eastern Montana . . . .
The US Bureau of Land Management didn't have to wait long for comments about its proposed hydraulic fracturing regulations. . . .
It was Tim Wigley’s first Washington call-up as the Western Energy Alliance’s president, and he liked what he saw. . . .
Occasionally, it’s good to remember that decades of research and development normally precede technological breakthroughs . . .
Four experts reminded a congressional committee that forces driving global oil markets are still beyond federal lawmakers’ control as the US Senate . . .
The Silly Season arrived earlier than usual in Washington, undoubtedly because gasoline prices soared and many members of Congress felt their constituents’ pain more than usual . . .
Alberta Premier Alison Redford wasted no time delivering her message: Her government plans to more actively tell the oil sands story . . .
US Sen. Lisa Murkowski believed that oil and gas production on federally-managed acreage dropped, as production grew on privately-held land, because the Obama administration created such a hostile environment . . .
Daniel Yergin had covered a lot of territory when he spoke at the US Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 16. . . .
A West Virginia University research associate professor has developed a technology to remotely monitor Marcellus Shale natural gas wells . . .
There were several insights as two National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners committees held a joint meeting on hydraulic fracturing Feb. 6 at NARUC’s 2012 winter meeting here . . .
Natural gas vehicles may not have much political appeal in Washington, but they're slowly gaining ground in some states . . .
The pipeline safety reauthorization bill, which US President Barack Obama signed into law on Jan. 3, 2012, was a conspicuous exception to 2011's hyper-partisan federal legislative gridlock . . .
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer ordered operations halted at a fluid injection well . . .
It’s time for this column’s annual awards for dubious achievements and amusing moments in government: the 2011 Watchies . . .
Many rural US communities facing economic pressures and high unemployment would welcome oil and gas resource development. It can also challenge local governments . . .