| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:13 AM
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, the Environmental Protection Agency finished testing drinking water in Dimock, Pa., after years of complaints by residents who suspected that nearby natural gas production had fouled their wells. The EPA said that for nearly...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 7:32 PM
HOUSTON -- U.S. Coast Guard and federal officials took added measures late Wednesday to control a fire that erupted on a natural gas rig off the coast of Louisiana after a blowout Tuesday.
Officials from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
More than 25 years ago, Stanford University petroleum engineering graduates Halbert S. Washburn and Randall H. Breitenbach had a brainstorm.
The major U.S. oil companies were abandoning oil fields nationwide for cheaper crude opportunities abroad. Why...
| Sep 12, 2013
For more than a decade — after he replaced Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin and even during the time he had to serve as prime minister under his protege, Dmitry Medvedev — Russian President Vladimir Putin has systematically and consistently...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will pay out $565 million in legal settlements and other claims stemming from the 2010 natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., that killed eight people and devastated a neighborhood, company officials said this...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 8:51 PM
MEXICO CITY — Tens of thousands of Mexicans jammed the center of their capital city Sunday to protest President Enrique Peña Nieto’s plan to allow foreign firms to invest in and collaborate with the state-run oil company, whose independence...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Authorities are continuing to investigate a huge explosion in Riverside on Friday that leveled one house and damaged adjacent homes.
Officials said they have not firmly determined a cause, but believe it to be accidental.
Just before 4:20 a.m., the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
The environmental risks of fracking, or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday.
Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:11 PM
SACRAMENTO—California may be on the brink of another great oil boom. It consequently could be heading into an environmental disaster.
A state senator from Agoura Hills is trying to allow the first while heading off the second.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:23 AM
A surge in the unconventional production of oil and natural gas boosted U.S. household disposable income by an average of $1,200, according to a report released Wednesday by IHS, a research firm.
The report said that as the U.S. produces more energy, it...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
General Motors Co. was reeling from its bankruptcy and federal bailout when it launched the Chevrolet Cruze small car — one of the few projects it could pull off amid the financial and political turmoil.
That day in September 2010 marked the...