| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Bolstered by the success of new technology, U.S. oil reserves surged by 15% in 2011 to the highest level recorded since 1985, a report said.
Proved oil reserves jumped by a record 3.8 billion barrels to 29 billion barrels, the third annual increase,...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Ford Motor Co. plans to start selling its popular F-150 pickup truck with an option of running on natural gas or propane fuel.
While Ford already makes the option available in some of its commercial vehicles, this will be the first compressed natural...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:09 AM
Los Angeles-based Occidental Petroleum, one of the largest crude oil producers in the country, said second-quarter profit held steady as production jumped in California and Texas while oil prices overseas declined.
The earnings report comes just a few...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Philadelphia officials blame a natural gas leak for an explosion that injured eight people and led to the collapse of three homes in the Whitman section of the city on Monday, the mayor’s office announced.
City and utility officials are...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:57 PM
George P. Mitchell, 94, a billionaire Texas oilman, developer and philanthropist who is considered the father of fracking, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Galveston, his family said.
Mitchell, the son of a Greek immigrant who ran a dry...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 4:36 PM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Hundreds of residents and community members packed the Hermosa Beach community theater Wednesday, the first of several planned meetings to discuss the possibility of reopening the city to oil drilling....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Officials said on Friday that they are continuing to study the scene of a blowout and fire at a natural gas well 55 miles off of the coast of Louisiana to decide how to secure the site.
A slight sheen associated with spilled oil is still being detected...