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Colorado and New Mexico officials rescind the welcome mat for oil and gas

David Blackmon, Contributing Editor

Elected officials are doing their best to kill off the golden goose in two states that have benefitted mightily from the shale revolution.

BP oil tanker shelters in Persian Gulf on fear of Iran retaliation

An oil tanker, run by BP, is being kept inside the Persian Gulf in fear it could be seized by Iran in a response to the arrest by Gibraltar last week of a vessel hauling the Islamic Republic’s crude.

Saudis dig-in for shale fight as OPEC+ extends cuts to 2020

Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s dominant producer, will keep doing the heavy lifting as the cartel and its allies were all but forced to extend their effort to counter the U.S. shale boom into a fourth year.

Saudi Arabia and Russia aren’t feeling OPEC’s market-share pain

OPEC may be losing its share of the global oil market, but not all losses are spread equally.

OPEC keen to extend cut, Russia is cautious

For an OPEC+ meeting in which the key decision over an output-cut extension is supposedly “in the bag,” Monday’s gathering in Vienna could be as closely watched as any during the three-year coalition.

OPEC+ grapples oil risks from trade war to Middle East conflict

OPEC and its allies look set to stick with their current strategy when they meet next week, renewing a deal to restrain oil supplies to prop up prices.

RRC commissioners assess nearly $1 million in penalties

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $939,780 in fines involving 288 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners' conference this week.

China is buying Iranian LPG despite sanctions, ship-tracking shows

After being hit by the trade war and U.S. sanctions on Iran, some Chinese buyers of liquefied petroleum gas from the Persian Gulf nation are finding it’s too tough a habit to kick.

NOIA CEO addresses National Press Gallery regarding Bill C-69

Today in Ottawa, Noia CEO Charlene Johnson addressed the National Press Gallery regarding Bill C-69.

Creating the right jobs will ensure Vision 2035 succeeds

Interview with Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, OGUK

Global emissions rose the most in seven years, BP review shows

Global carbon emissions jumped the most in seven years in 2018 as energy demand surged, indicating the world is falling behind in its efforts to rein in climate change.

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

U.S. EIA sees continued woes for Venezuelan oil output

Energy Perspectives 2019: Delaying climate action increases the challenge, according to Equinor

Current climate actions are far from enough to put the world on a path to keep global warming well below 2o degrees.

API: Colorado Petroleum Council responds to Broomfield City Council imposing moratorium on new energy development

Broomfield City Council approved a six-month moratorium on new natural gas and oil development in the city, becoming the seventh Colorado community to impose a ban since the introduction of Senate Bill 181 in March.

Exxon, Chevron to face climate change pressure from investors

Exxon and Chevron’s unwillingness to venture beyond their core oil and gas business will face a test Wednesday when shareholders vote on climate change proposals at the companies’ annual meetings.

World's dirtiest air needs infusion of natural gas

One of the biggest challenges facing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he begins his second term is ensuring clean air in a country that’s home to some of the most polluted cities in the world.

Russia, Poland set goal to restart oil pipeline as tensions linger

Although compensation for damage caused during a contamination crisis remains a sticking point, Russia and Poland said flows of clean oil through the giant Druzhba pipeline into Europe could resume within 2 1/2 weeks.

What do billionaire Charles Koch, Sierra Club, and API have in common?

The Sierra Club, the American Petroleum Institute and billionaire Charles Koch have found at least one thing to agree on: they hate Ohio’s plan to take away renewable power subsidies and give them to coal and nuclear plants.

Texas RRC commissioners asses an additional $300,000+ in penalties during May 2019

The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $301,069 in fines involving 163 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the commissioners' conference this week.

Apollo Safety announces ManDown/Lone Worker safety device launch

Apollo Safety, Inc., providers of gas detection products and services for hospitals, universities, government operations, public utilities, manufacturing, Biotech and other organizations, recently introduced the availability of enhanced Man Down/Lone Worker detection devices from Industrial Scientific.