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Oil & Gas

US Department of Transportation proposes new rule for crude shipments by rail

July 28, 2014
Tank cars used by oil and gas companies to transport crude oil and ethanol across the United States will have to comply with stringent new standards under new draft rules presented by the U.S. Department of Transportation last week.
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Halliburton: US fracking market turning a corner

July 23, 2014
While news about hydraulic fracturing has overwhelmingly focused on its impact on the environment, the market for hydraulic fracturing actually has exhibited behaviors typically associated with the oil and gas industry, i.e., boom and bust.
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Federal Regulators green-light east-coast offshore oil exploration

July 22, 2014
Companies to use air guns and sonic sensors to pinpoint deposits from Delaware to Florida
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Oil industry in rush to replace old tank cars

July 18, 2014
The U.S. Transportation Department has drafted rules that provision a six-year period for oil companies and railroad operators to replace old tank cars that are prone to rupture with new, safer ones, but it seems that operators have no plans to wait that long.
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US refineries should look for export opportunities amid growing competition

July 17, 2014
The market is becoming more competitive globally, as exports offer higher margins, whereas domestic feedstock is cheap and abundant but not necessarily the right type of product they need.
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Is China getting ready for a fracking revolution?

July 15, 2014
Despite its huge fortune buried in shale rock formations, China has been very slow to realize the benefits of fracking and embrace the technology.
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North American fracking wastewater treatment market to reach $350 million in 2018

July 14, 2014
As oil and gas production in North America keeps rising, turning the country into the largest energy producer in the world, the industry seeks more opportunities to optimize and reduce its water use.
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Energy companies underestimate cyber security risks

July 14, 2014
Global oil companies and infrastructure operators are not sufficiently prepared to deal with cyber security threats, according to a recent analysis.
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API releases guidelines for oil & gas industry, community cooperation

July 11, 2014
In an effort to improve the public image of oil and gas companies, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has released a set of guidelines it refers to as "good neighbor standards."
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New York court allows towns to ban fracking

July 9, 2014
New York state communities will be allowed to ban hydraulic fracturing on their territories, following a ruling by the state's highest court.
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