Federal and state officials concede there was a “miscommunication” between them over plans by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to put more than 4,000 acres of a state forest in Ohio up for oil and gas leasing, and the sale has been put on hold.
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Baker Hughes Inc. and Halliburton Co. said they have received civil investigation demands (CID) from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide documents and information on their pressure pumping businesses.
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. raised second quarter oil production guidance to 10,800-11,200 b/d from 9,600-10,000 b/d, increased its 2013 crude oil production growth target to 40% from 28% and raised its total 2013 production growth target to 10% from 6%, based largely on results in the Eagle Ford Shale.
Representatives of the oil and natural gas industry were among those gathered at the White House last Thursday to discuss the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on energy interests last year and to brief President Obama on the outlook for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began Saturday (June 1) and continues to Nov. 30.
Representatives of the oil and natural gas industry were among those gathered at the White House Thursday to discuss the impacts of Hurricane Sandy on energy interests last year and to brief President Obama on the outlook for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs June 1-Nov. 30.
Two separate mega projects to develop oil and natural gas resources in the Walker Ridge blocks of the ultra-deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) were sanctioned last week by Royal Dutch Shell plc and partners ExxonMobil Corp. and Statoil ASA.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed into law several energy bills that were passed by state lawmakers this spring, including one piece of legislation that should encourage more development in the emerging Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS), as well as other unconventional oil and natural gas formations.
Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions last year were the lowest in the United States since 1994 at 5.3 billion metric tons due to the increasing reliance on lower-priced natural gas to fuel power generation, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). With the exception of 2010, carbon emissions have declined every year since 2007.
As part of its proposed joint venture diesel refinery slated to process 20,000 b/d of Bakken crude oil by next year, Bismarck, ND-based MDU Resources Group has a strategy aimed at its exploration and production (E&P) and midstream infrastructure businesses sharing in the continuing boom in its home state.