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  • Lack of Personnel in Government Holding Back Oil and Gas Development

    Published 21 February 2014 | viewed 6,642 times

    A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that a shortage of talent in government positions is holding back the oil and gas…

  • Fukushima Plant Springs New Leak

    Published 20 February 2014 | viewed 5,772 times

    The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced that 100 metric tons of highly contaminated water leaked from the site of its crippled nuclear power plant…

  • Obama Admin Approves Two Big Solar Projects on Public Lands

    Published 19 February 2014 | viewed 5,095 times

    The Department of Interior announced on February 19 that it had approved two new solar projects on public lands along the border between California and…

  • Wyoming Coal Production Falls for Fourth Straight Year

    Published 18 February 2014 | viewed 4,162 times

    Wyoming coal production dropped by 3.3% in 2013, the fourth consecutive year of decline. Bad weather, including a lot of rain, contributed to a cut…

  • Oil and Gas Projects Face Labor Shortage

    Published 17 February 2014 | viewed 11,370 times

    The surge in oil and gas production in recent years is fueling a revival of U.S. manufacturing. But, according to Ryan Holeywell over at Fuel…

  • Russian Lukoil Considers Re-Entry into Iranian Oil

    Published 15 February 2014 | viewed 9,037 times

    Russian Lukoil has announced its preparedness to return to Iran's Anaran oil project once the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic's energy sector are lifted.Lukoil…

  • Wave of Coal Retirements Coming by 2016

    Published 14 February 2014 | viewed 7,645 times

    There will be many more closures of coal-fired power plants around the country over the next two years than has been announced thus far, according…

  • Chevron Pennsylvania Well Still Burning After Explosion

    Published 13 February 2014 | viewed 15,028 times

    A well in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale operated by Chevron is still burning two days after an explosion that left one worker injured another reported missing.…

  • A Week of Safety Mishaps from the Energy Industry

    Published 13 February 2014 | viewed 8,625 times

    The second week of February has not been a great one for the energy industry. Several industrial accidents occurred at different sites in and around…

  • French ‘Warned’ As Total Eyes Iranian Oil Deals

    Published 12 February 2014 | viewed 11,804 times

    French oil giant Total SA continues to prop up Iranian oil and gas prospects, promising that Tehran will unveil a new contracting regime that will…

  • WTI Passes $100 Per Barrel on Bullish News

    Published 12 February 2014 | viewed 5,406 times

    The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark surpassed $100 per barrel in intraday trading for the first time since October of last year on a wave…

  • Game Heats Up for Israeli Gas Exports

    Published 11 February 2014 | viewed 5,514 times

    As Israel debates whether to eventually export its newfound gas largesse via pipeline or in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australian LNG experts…

  • Kuwait Approves $12 Billion in Oil Infrastructure Investment

    Published 11 February 2014 | viewed 5,001 times

    In effort to improve and enhance its refining capacity, Kuwait approved $12 billion in investment to upgrade two oil refineries. Pumping billions into Kuwait’s largest…

  • SEC Lashes Out at Wolves of Wall Street

    Published 10 February 2014 | viewed 6,293 times

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended 255 shell companies from trading from 3 February through 14 February to prevent “pump and dump”…

  • Propane Shortages Leave Many Without Heat

    Published 10 February 2014 | viewed 8,283 times

    Shortages of propane around the country have left many with sky-high energy bills, or worse, without heat at all. Propane prices have jumped from a…

  • Brazil May Turn to Gas as Drought Cuts Off Power

    Published 08 February 2014 | viewed 4,322 times

    Brazil has arguably the greenest and cleanest economy in the world, as it gets 80% of its electricity from hydropower and only a small share…

  • Russian Lukoil to Double Overseas Output with Iraq

    Published 08 February 2014 | viewed 4,279 times

    Russia’s Lukoil says it should reach production of 400,000 barrels per day at its West Qurna-2 field in Iraq by the fall—figures that will more…

  • Consumers Paying More as Nat Gas Cash Prices Spike

    Published 06 February 2014 | viewed 8,093 times

    As natural gas prices climb, reaching over $5/mcf again on 4 February, and with an unseasonably cold winter, local utilities say that natural gas customers’…

  • Texas Regulator Sends Warning to Drillers About Gas Flaring

    Published 06 February 2014 | viewed 12,656 times

    Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick sent letters to oil and gas drillers to warn them about running afoul of the state’s rules on flaring natural…

  • Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Stages Comeback

    Published 05 February 2014 | viewed 5,287 times

    Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon has reportedly raised as much as $500 million for his new venture, American Energy Partners LP, and is…

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