Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was unchanged this week, holding at 1,931.
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By Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times
House Speaker John A. Boehner on Thursday promised tax reform, an intense focus on boosting energy production and creating U.S. jobs, and even hinted at action on immigration, if the GOP wins control of both chambers of Congress in November's elections. Published September 18, 2014
One of two remaining candidates running to be the next leader of an oil-rich North Dakota American Indian nation says he will work to slow oil development if environmental protections there cannot be met.
Alec Baldwin says he is passionate about green energy and is hoping next week's U.N. climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.
Cheniere Energy is boosting its investment in its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in Cameron Parish by $6 billion to build two production units in addition to the four already under construction.
New York's City Council is proposing a package of bills to slash greenhouse gas emissions, take cars off the road and shrink the carbon footprint of city operations.
More than 1,000 Vermonters are planning to attend the New York version of what is expected to be a series of world-wide marches calling for solutions to the threat of climate change, organizers said.
The Kansas Corporation Commission this week ordered its staff to shut down and seal wells belonging to an oil company officials said reaped more than $1 million from illegal drilling operations.
Exxon Mobil said Friday that it will stop drilling an exploratory well in Russia's Kara Sea in compliance with U.S. sanctions against Russia over Russia's involvement in the Ukraine.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says the state can comply with the Obama administration's climate pollution reduction proposal while protecting energy sector jobs and keeping coal plants open.
California's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. may have violated state rules by negotiating with state regulators earlier this year to have a judge that PG&E preferred appointed to decide one of the utility's rate cases, an administrative judge with the state's public utilities commission said in a notice to PG&E.
A part of the $800 billion stimulus package that President Obama pushed through Congress in 2009 was aimed at reducing diesel emissions and helping the environment, but a big chunk of it may have gone up in smoke, according to a new internal audit.
This year already is the worst for oil spills in Wyoming since at least 2009, after a series of accidents from the remote Powder River Basin to downtown Cheyenne.
A Texas oil and gas boom fueled by hydraulic fracturing and new horizontal drilling techniques has generated a record $1.26 billion this year to support K-12 public education.
A supporter of a lawsuit against the oil industry was re-nominated Thursday to a seat on a south Louisiana flood control board, despite Gov. Bobby Jindal's vehement opposition to the lawsuit.
The Cato Institute announced Thursday that it will expand its Center on the Study of Science with the addition of two prominent climate scholars with a history of challenging the prevailing narrative on global warming.
The White House says the U.S. will train at least 50,000 veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years.
GOP Rep. Cory Gardner has an 8-point lead on incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a poll of likely voters released Thursday.
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take more time to review comments on a proposal that would restrict large-scale mining near the headwaters of a world-premier salmon fishery.
Energy company Range Resources has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for problems at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. It's the largest penalty the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry.
Colorado Sen. Mark Udall's efforts to sink his GOP challenger by invoking last year's devastating floods are meeting with a deluge of criticism from Republicans who accuse the Democrat of politicizing the tragedy.
Running for office as the favorites of the climate-change movement has its advantages, starting with cash. The same four Senate Democratic candidates being bankrolled by San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC were the beneficiaries of Wednesday's 24-hour GreenStorm fundraising drive, coordinated by the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund.
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One thing is for sure about Al Gore: It never rains on his global warming parade. The former vice president is not about to let go of his climate change zeal, and he takes to the Internet at high noon Tuesday for a lengthy demonstration. Mr. Gore's "24 Hours of Reality" online broadcast is the kickoff for a series of events with hurricane-force winds leading up to the massive United Nations-led climate change summit in New York City next week. So batten down the hatches, folks, for alarmism is on it way.
Scientific practice is a bit off these days. It seems as if the promoters of man-made climate change only want one answer for the cause of every climate phenomenon.
The globalists are taking the next step in the war on carbon dioxide.
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From The Vault
Claiming a key victory in the fight to escape reliance on foreign fuel, the Obama administration announced Wednesday that domestic oil production surpassed imports for the first time in nearly two decades.
Failing to heed the lessons of the Solyndra debacle, Energy Department officials kept quiet about their knowledge that a government-backed electric car charger company was sliding toward bankruptcy and putting taxpayer money at risk, the agency's chief watchdog has found.
The Keystone XL pipeline has been knocked out of the headlines in recent weeks, but debate over the project found new life on Capitol Hill this week.
The Energy Department's latest biomass plant is seeing plenty of green — it's environmentally friendly and it's costing taxpayers a wad of money.
In a possible sign that New York State won't be allowing fracking anytime soon, drilling giant Chesapeake Energy reportedly has abandoned its fight to retain land leases in portions of the state sitting atop vast natural gas reserves.
BP is seeking to stop paying millions of dollars in what it calls spurious compensation claims stemming from the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
To John LaRue, the renaissance in U.S. manufacturing is no dream. It's already here.
It's been almost 17 years, but educators have called for national teaching guidelines for science in schools around the nation — and they want part of the curriculum to focus on climate change and evolution.
Congress is warning gas prices — already on the upswing, these past few weeks — could go even higher, given an Environmental Protection Agency mandate on renewable fuels that's about to take effect.
Several think tanks will hold a conference Thursday linking the Arab Spring to global warming.
Millions of dollars already have been spent, and much more soon will be dumped into a litany of studies looking at fracking's impact on water and air quality and at possible links to cancer and other diseases.