*Region supplied 5 percent of French oil needs in 1920 s. Merkwiller-Pechelbronn, France, Oct 1- S ustainably high oil prices have lured small oil explorers back to Alsace, the cradle of the French oil exploration industry that gave birth to corporate giants such as Schlumberger.» Read More
Renewable energy advocates got a boost this week from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, but it's not enough to make the oil and gas industry fret just yet.
NEW YORK, Sept 25- In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40- year ban should be lifted.
Sept 22- FMSA Holdings Inc said it expected its initial public offering of 44.5 million common shares to be priced $21- $24 per share. The company, which provides sand and sand-based products to oil and gas exploration and production companies, will raise about $1.07 billion at the top end of the expected price range.
PITTSBURGH— Energy company Range Resources said Thursday it has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for environmental violations at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste.
DONEGAL, Pa.— An elderly western Pennsylvania couple is struggling to cope after state officials say a natural gas drilling company's wastewater pond contaminated their drinking water.
The age of robots as mankind's master is beginning, but don't be Terminator-terrified. Profit from the rise of the machines.
PITTSBURGH— Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh- based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday.
Exxon Mobil’s ambitions in Russia appear to have been dashed, at least until the Ukraine crisis is resolved. The NYT reports.
Many shale-rich countries face a dilemma, says a new report. It might mean a choice between fracking for energy or having enough water to drink.
Fracking is one area of the economy that's creating jobs. Dems like Obama and Cuomo need to stop delaying these projects, says Jake Novak.
Chinese energy execs recently made bullish statements about shale growth there. But that may have been just to appease China, this analyst says.
OSLO, Sept 4- Norwegian oil and gas producer Statoil has drilled a dry well in Angola's pre-salt formations and failed to find commercially viable resources in a well in the Martin prospect in the U.S.
Mexico's new energy reforms will not only increase foreign investment, but will also help domestic firms across the economy.
As booming shale pushes U.S. oil production to near 9 million barrels per day, some say U.S. strategic interests are being realigned.
As the U.S. muscles its way back into the very top echelon of global oil and gas production, Alaska is being left in the dust.
The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?
HONG KONG, Aug 14- Petrovietnam has bid for a stake in Murphy Oil Corp's Malaysian oil and gas assets, challenging other suitors including Mitsubishi Corp and Indian state oil companies, a person with direct knowledge of the plan said. Murphy Oil and other U.S. oil companies are reducing overseas holdings as oil and gas exploration prospects improve at home.
MEXICO CITY, Aug 13- Mexico will assign oil and gas exploration and production contracts to foreign and private companies between next May and September under a major sector overhaul, prioritizing areas that boost output quickly and leaving trickier deep water for later, the country's energy regulator said on Wednesday.
*Russia and China balk at deepwater oil exploration. HAVANA, Aug 11- Cuba has shifted its focus away from offshore oil, concentrating on renewable energy and improving output from onshore wells due to a lack of interest by foreign companies for further deepwater exploration, sources close to the industry say.
LONDON, Aug 11- U.S. oil producer Hess Corp has suspended oil-drilling operations in Iraqi Kurdistan and started to evacuate non-essential staff amid spreading violence in the region, its minority partner Petroceltic said.