Secretary Zinke Announces Plan For Unleashing America's Offshore Oil and Gas Potential

Draft Proposed Program considers nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf for potential oil and gas lease sales.



Russia Natural Gas Output Jumps to Record in Expansion Drive

Russia's natural gas production rose to its highest ever last year, driven by increasing sales to Europe and rising domestic demand.



United States To Leapfrog Russia In 2018 As The World's Top Oil Producer

U.S. Shale Oil: Growth Back On Track And Accelerating



China denies improper NK oil supplies after Trump criticism

China on Friday denied violating U.N.-imposed limits on oil supplies to North Korea after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized Beijing for allowing oil to reach the North.



China suffers natural gas shortage as coal ban backfires

State-owned energy companies have invested billions of dollars to develop shale gas and other sources, but supplies have failed to keep pace with surging demand.



Russia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant

Russian authorities denied Friday that a radioactivity spike in the air over Europe this fall resulted from a nuclear fuel processing plant leak in the Ural mountains, saying their probe has found no release of radioactivity there.



Drilling rig count rises to kick off December

West Texas' Permian Basin now accounts for 400 rigs, which is more than half of all the nation's oil rigs. The next most active area is Oklahoma's Cana-Woodford shale with 73 rigs...



Natural Gas, Oil Industry Launch Environmental Partnership to Accelerate Reductions in Methane, VOCs

"This groundbreaking partnership further demonstrates the industry's leadership and commitment to responsibly developing America's energy resources while reducing emissions"



EPA to hold biofuels quota steady in 2018

The rule will require refiners to mix 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuels into the gasoline supply in 2018.



ExxonMobil starts production at Hebron Field

Eight years to construct (investment), 40-million work-hours and 7,500 jobs to build, all done 200 miles off the shores of Newfoundland. With the right policy, the USA could take advantage of these opportunities too.