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Protecting New Mexico from Fracking

Last week I had the pleasure and honor of joining Sierra Club Organizer Robert Tohe and Navajo councilman and community leader Daniel Tso for a tour …

Arnold Schwarzenegger Named Environmental Advocate Ahead of U.N. Climate Meeting

Arnold Schwarzenegger has added climate change advocate to his resume.<p>The actor and former California governor has been selected by the French …

Mark Ruffalo’s Clean Energy Outfit is Growing, and Drawing A-List Funders

Crude oil leaks into water supply after pipeline rupture in Siberia

A breakage of a pipeline operated by Russia’s state Rosneft oil company could spell ecological disaster after it caused crude oil to spill into the …

Bill Gates Plans To Invest $2 Billion In New Renewable Technology. That’s Not A Great Idea.

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and the richest man in the world, plans to double his billion-dollar investments in green technology in an effort to …

The coming financial apocalypse For US Shale

Investment firm Goldman Sachs has even bearishly predicted $55 per barrel in 2020. With OPEC unwilling to reduce its production levels, and a worsening economic crisis in Greece , the near term outlook of oil remains mostly pessimistic despite reduced U.S. domestic crude stockpiles.<p>The World Bank …

US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s energy boom, with Riyadh …

Iran eyes $100bn of western investment in oil industry

Iran is finalising a contract system to secure about $100bn of new oil and gas deals with western companies if sanctions are lifted.<p>The move marks a …

UK Oil and Gas Revenues Halve as OPEC Wages War on Shale

<b>The UK’s revenue from oil and gas has plummeted by 54 per cent in the space of a year from £4.7bn in 2013-14 to just £2.1bn in 2014-15 as world oil</b> …

Oil spill causes 'ecological disaster' close to Nefteyugansk city

The company said its actions had 'prevented' oil reaching the main river. Picture: Andrey Seleznyov<p>A rupture in a key pipeline led to oil pouring …

Fracking is using up an increasingly massive amount of water in drought-prone areas

Fracked wells require more than 18 times the amount of water they used to, a new USGS study found<p>Those who laud fracked natural gas as the Great Green Alternative to other fossil fuels (ahem, David Brooks) are forced to overlook a few glaring inconsistencies regarding the so-called "bridge fuel," …

Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo campaign for clean energy

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo have teamed up in a bid to widen access to clean energy.<p>The movie stars launched "100%," a …

‘Workers Are Paying for Cheap Gas With Their Lives’

Exclusive analysis: someone dies about every six weeks from an accident in the Bakken oil fields. And big oil largely wrote the rules governing their own accountability.<p>The Bakken oil boom has been a serial killer. Big oil companies have largely written the rules governing their own accountability …

Oil down second day, weekly gain cut on Saudi output worry | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil slid on Friday for a second day, giving back more of the week’s gains as investors took profits on worries that higher Saudi Arabia output would feed the global supply glut.<p>A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church, Virginia December 16, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque<p>The …

Alberta’s oil sands take a hit as scientists, academics call for halt to development

Alberta's oil sands producers have suffered another hit to their reputation, as a group of prominent scientists and academics called for a moratorium on further development due to environmental concerns.<p>Decisions on oil sands development "add up to a social and environmental legacy that will last …

GE Is Amassing A $40bn War Chest, Eyeing Oil & Gas – Takeovers Coming?

<b>GE CEO Jeff Immelt may soon come calling on O&G CEOs</b><p>GE was once a purely industrial business and aspires to be such again. GE has decided it doesn’t …

Electric Vehicle Sales Skyrocket & US Energy Dept Wants More, More, More

<b>Published on</b> June 9th, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>48<p>Electric Vehicle Sales Skyrocket & US Energy Dept Wants More, More, More<p>June 9th, 2015 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>While …

Climate peril stirring in permafrost, experts tell UN

About 1,500 billion tonnes of heat-trapping carbon gas are estimated to be locked in permafrost, which is thawing as the climate warms, according to new research.<p>Releasing the carbon will create a vicious cycle in Earth's global-warming problem, said Susan Natali of the Woods Hole Research Center …

XYZoil - No "Fracking Orgy" Consortium

<b>When the Fracking Boon became an Orgy in the last few years</b> I began consulting the New Generation about what was to come when wells were being …

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Former BP exec acquitted on charges of lying to investigators after oil spill

Former BP executive David Rainey was acquitted on charges of lying to congressional investigators after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, the …

Cold Lake oil spill leaking for months: Documents

Underground oil spills at an Alberta oilsands operation have been going on much longer than previously thought, according to new documents. Files …

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Is the US energy boom nearing its end?

Is America’s energy boom coming to an end?<p>As companies shut down oil- and gas-drilling rigs and lay off thousands of workers who toiled in shale …

OPEC unlikely to lose oil influence to US shale: analysts

The 12-nation Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) switched its production strategy in November in order to push down prices and hurt high-cost US shale producers, who need elevated prices to make their operations profitable.<p>OPEC ditched its traditional role of supporting higher …

Federal Court Orders Interior Dept. to Reveal Details of Fracking in Gulf of Mexico

“Offshore fracking has been shrouded in secrecy, but this settlement will finally force the government to tell us where oil companies are using this …

Iran hopes to begin Russia oil-for-goods exports this week: Fars

The Kremlin announced in April it had begun to implement the deal, in which Iran would export up to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil to Russia in exchange for goods of an equivalent value, but traders said they saw no signs of it.<p>"Russia will begin oil imports from Iran this week," the …