University Pro-Fracking Paper Nixed on Conflict of Interest

The University of Texas at Austin has pulled a 2012 UT Energy Institute report that was supportive of hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development following a review of the study by an independent panel that found researchers failed to disclose a conflict of interest.

December 11, 2012

Halliburton Sues BP over Macondo Blowout

Oilfield services giant Halliburton on Thursday filed a lawsuit against BP plc claiming negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation related to the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 6, 2011

Sierra Pacific Charges Gas Suppliers With Capacity, Price Conspiracy, Seeks $600M Damages

Sierra Pacific Resources and subsidiary Nevada Power filed a lawsuit Monday against El Paso, Sempra Energy and Dynegy, charging the companies and Enron conspired to restrict pipeline capacity and gas supplies and made false price reports in order to drive up prices. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas seeking $600 million in damages, alleges the companies engaged in restraint of trade, fraud, violation of Nevada’s RICO Act and civil conspiracy.

April 22, 2003