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America's Oil And Natural Gas Booms Are Two Very Different Stories

Huge advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling over the last decade have coaxed crude oil and natural gas from shale beds once considered impenetrable in the United States.<p>The implications are huge: According to the International Energy Agency, the U.S. could be the largest oil …

Oil Majors' Woes Good News For Tesla And Other EV Makers

On the same week that Tesla shows off its cross-country “cannonball run,” (aiming to break the transcontinental record for driving an EV from the left to right shore of the U.S. in three days), bad earnings and production news comes from the oil patch. This could be really good news for Tesla and …

Report clears way for Obama to approve Keystone oil pipeline

The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas cleared a major hurdle towards approval on Friday when the US State Department reported no major environmental objections to the project, in a serious blow to climate change activists.<p>The proposed $7 billion pipeline, which will run …

Yemen's main oil pipeline bombed, crude flow stops: sources | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Armed tribesmen bombed Yemen’s main oil pipeline on Saturday, halting crude flow to the country’s main export terminal less than a month after it was repaired, oil and local officials said.<p>The attack occurred in the Serwah district in the central oil-producing province of Maarib, …

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

<b>The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 31, February 3, 2014</b><p><b>In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.</b><p><b>We will start this week with our News The New York Times</b> …

Corporates cheer as India's oil minister takes charge of green clearances | Reuters

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Veerappa Moily has two seemingly incompatible jobs.<p>As oil minister, he has overseen India’s petroleum and natural gas needs. But now he also runs the environment ministry, where he has issued permits for 100 stalled projects in a month-long spree that has delighted …

Oil Train Derailments Spur Calls For Safety Measures

Roughly a million barrels of oil are being drilled from the North Dakota plains every day. Tens of millions of dollars have been put toward infrastructure for transporting that oil out of state, but recent derailments and explosions involving oil tanker trains are prompting calls for a …