In 1945, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt met with King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, part of a behind-the-scenes policy to ensure access to oil for the U.S. and its allies.
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Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
Trump’s energy plan will be fossil fuels on steroids combined with efforts to roll back limits on greenhouse gases.
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President-elect Trump's objective on energy and climate is clear: Undo Obama's legacy of environmental regulations and massively expand fossil fuel production.
Efforts to combat climate change are making extracting oil from areas like Canada’s tar sands fields more expensive.
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The SEC and others are pressing Exxon to disclose more climate change risks to investors. But new research suggests shareholders are already pricing in those costs on their own.
The country’s lawmakers for the past two years have been deliberating a new oil and gas bill without much progress.
Indonesian lawmakers should ignore a push from nationalists groups to return monopoly rights over the country's oil and gas reserved to the state oil company, Pertamina.
Gas is cheap and Americans are back on in their cars and trucks.
Many people thought U.S. gasoline consumption had already peaked. They were wrong. What happened?
It took BP 87 days to cap the Gulf of Mexico spill.
BP's plans for the Bight say it would take 10 days to begin dispersing an oil spill at source, and 35 days for well-capping equipment to reach the site – making it likely that oil would hit the coast.
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe protest construction of an oil pipeline near their reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
What is the months-long North Dakota Access Pipeline protest really about? A Native American scholar connects the dots to environmental justice and the legacy of U.S. colonialism.
The 2010 Gulf of Mexico blowout prompted a technical review, but what about corporate soulsearching?
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As BP plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, questions can be asked about whether it has made the right changes to its working practices to avoid a repeat of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster.
Grassroots protest is driving the divestment campaign.
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The pressure for organisations to divest from fossil fuels is coming from institutions with relatively little financial clout. But soon the richest and most powerful will have no choice but to join in.
Health studies in Pennsylvania show links between some health problems and local fracking activity.
Three studies find higher rate of health issues for people who live near large or many fracked natural gas well sites.
Cartier Island marine reserve is part of a network that covers one-third of Australian waters.
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Marine parks need to cover large swathes of ocean, but they also need to cover the right areas if they are to deliver the best conservation. New research off Australia's northwest suggests how.
The government promises cash for communities that accept fracking, but cannot know whether it can keep that promise or not.
The EPA has issued rules to regulate methane emission from new oil and gas wells in the face of industry and political pushback.
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The Obama administration wants to regulate methane leaks from oil and gas operations. Here's why we can't count on market forces to make it work.
Can undersea oil rigs become homes?
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In coming decades many oil and gas platforms will have to be retired. Rather than being dismantled, they could be given a new lease of life as artificial reefs, helping industry and the environment.
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The EU can't be too tough on Erdogan as it relies on his nation's pipelines and shipping routes.
Drilling on a farm in North Dakota, site of a huge economic upswing from the oil and gas industry.
The boom in oil and gas development has brought new revenues to many communities in the U.S., but rural areas in particular have struggled to handle the rapid downturn in prices.
It’s not just power-hungry pot farms: the connection between drugs and oil and gas industry runs deep.
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
Florida’s unique geology means alternative fracking methods would be used, but can aquifers be safely separated from injection wells?
There's a debate over whether fracking should be introduced into Florida, a state with a unique geology and hydrology that introduces a long list of environmental concerns.
Energy empire? A Gazprom facility in Moscow.
Russia's energy exports are expanding far beyond oil and gas to include coal, nuclear and refined petroleum products, a trend with far-reaching geopolitical consequences.
Could better regulations have persuaded Woodside not to mothball its Browse gas project?
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Woodside's decision to shelve its $40 billion Browse project off Western Australia's north is not a disaster, but it does highlight some areas where the gas industry needs to get much smarter.