WorldOil Ex-Occidental chief in $2.66-billion deal for EnerVest shale Steve Chazen, who made Occidental Petroleum Corp. a heavyweight of the shale boom, is looking to replicate that success in south Texas with a $2.66-billion deal. BNK Petroleum reports successful frac stimulation at Oklahoma's Tishomingo field BNK Petroleum Inc. has announced that the Company has finished the fracture stimulation of the Glenn 16-2H well in the Company’s Tishomingo field, in the SCOOP area of Oklahoma. Crude spike on Friday blamed on 'sideways trading' Crude ended Friday higher after a curious, late-morning spike left analysts scratching their heads. Texas Alliance contacts Trump regarding NAFTA negotiations, steel tariffs The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers continues to monitor NAFTA trade negotiations and steel tariffs. It was just last month the TAEP Board passed a resolution asking the U.S. government to recognize the importance of oil and gas exports under NAFTA. On bleak day, pipeline operators say tax policy is no big deal On the worst stock-market day for U.S. pipeline operators in two years, Wall Street analysts and pipeline insiders saw reason to smile. Oil slides on speculation U.S. surge will undermine OPEC cuts Oil slid in New York amid concern that global demand might not absorb swelling U.S. supplies. New York loses bid to block Millennium gas line project A U.S. appeals court ruled against New York’s bid to block a pipeline that will shuttle natural gas to a $900-million power plant under construction there, setting a potential precedent for other battles over gas conduits. Geologists link ash from dinosaur-era volcanoes with shale oil, gas Nutrient-rich ash from an enormous flare-up of volcanic eruptions toward the end of the dinosaurs' reign kicked off a chain of events that led to the formation of shale gas and oil fields from Texas to Montana. Oil bust was actually good for a town called 'Shale City' As the price of oil goes, so goes Williston, North Dakota. Now, though, the community located deep in the state’s Bakken shale play is working to break free from the industry’s boom-and-bust cycles. Wood provides construction and project management services in Niobrara Wood is providing construction and project management services to Discovery DJ Services across a multi-phase installation of an oil and gas gathering system, and natural gas and liquid processing facility in the Niobrara shale region (DJ Basin) of Colorado.