Different states and countries with shale gas can benefit from the mistakes made by other regions that rushed into fracking. Here’s one state’s plan.
Could orange peel help clean up the oceans?
Fracking fluids in Marcellus shale have contaminated groundwater but new study finds that the source is likely from surface spills, not leaks from underground wells.
Did environmentalists force Shell to exit the Arctic? Not really. Blame economics and geopolitics first and foremost.
Shell has abandoned oil exploration offshore Alaska for now but a variety of trends are driving the energy industry to take a fresh look at Arctic drilling.
Oil and gas exploration could transform economies and improve lives in Africa, but this is not happening. People living in rural areas are the most excluded from the benefits.
It's been done before but tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve – particularly when prices for oil are low – isn't the best way to fund the Highway Trust Fund.
Huge investments have been made to develop Africa's extractive industry. The challenge now is to forge collaboration between the industry and institutions of higher education to build a skills base.
Higher hospitalization rates near unconventional wells could be linked to environmental and social stressors, such as noise and air pollution.
Due to their histories, US companies won't be at the front of the queue when it comes to doing business in Iran, but many can't ignore the oil or other markets.
Big oil companies are moving to exploit new resources such as the Arctic or the Great Australian Bight. But are they worth the risk?
Public opinion poll on Keystone pipeline shows more people are concerned with local issues – including the impact of spills on environment and aquifers – than with global warming.
Shell is going back to the Arctic to explore offshore drilling, but the company and the Department of Interior are not using the best practices for avoiding the risk of a spill.
Contrary to economic theory, data shows that the latest drop in energy prices does not undermine investment in renewable energy.
The US Geological Survey recently confirmed what many people have already felt: that the rapid spread of fracking has led to more earthquakes.
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration is looking to expand offshore drilling. Is it any safer today?
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists are researching how much oil dropped to sea floor, hitchhiking via 'marine snow.'
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists find dispersants meant to clean up oil spill are toxic to deep-sea corals.
While federal agencies ponder regulations for safer oil rail cars, researchers are developing high-tech inspection and safety systems.
Derailed train cars carrying oil have more communities concerned about spills. What's behind the oil-by-rail boom and a federal agency's 'urgent' call last week for better safety?