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Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations

Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers. The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two...

Peak Pollution: China Aims For The Top So It Can Go...

City-dwelling Chinese may still be choking on smog, but amid all the haze, China may turning a corner in its fight on pollution. Top...

Obama’s Climate Plan Is Leaking Methane

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 30 percent will no doubt lead to a cleaner economy. But the...

White House Targets Methane Emissions

On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is an...

Russia Eyes Crimea’s Oil and Gas Reserves

According to Reuters , Crimea may nationalize oil and gas assets within its borders belonging to Ukraine, and sell them off to Russia. Crimea’s Deputy Prime...

Iraqi Government Threatens Action Against Kurds as Oil Exports Set to...

Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs firmly stated the central government will take action, “including fiscal measures,” if Kurdistan begins exporting oil without coming to...

Market Disruptor: Nuclear Restarts Spells Trouble for LNG

There are two major factors that have emerged in the last five years that have sparked a surge in LNG investments. First is the...

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a rule on January 9, 2014 requiring oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing off the coast of California to...

Violence Threatens to Thwart Iraqi Oil Resurgence

A wave of violence has swept parts of Iraq at the start of 2014 as the central government fights back against Al-Qaeda aligned militants in Anbar...