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Oil Exploration

Offshore Oil and the Energy Debate

Peter Neill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The energy industry has transformed the American landscape -- removed mountain tops, scarred vast areas of open pits, destroyed agricultural lands, and poisoned aquifers. Why would we even think of permitting them to despoil anything more? Why would we trust them with the ocean?

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

New Troubles at the Gates of Virunga

Richard Branson | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Richard Branson

Virunga National Park is a unique asset that could, if utilized correctly, be an economic development engine. We believe it is important for the Congolese to chart a development path that benefits the majority, not a privileged few, and above all else, enforce its own laws.

New Spy Technology to Spawn Oil Revolution

James Burgess | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
James Burgess

The future of oil exploration lies in new technology--from massive data-processing supercomputers to 4D seismic to early-phase airborne spy technology that can pinpoint prospective reservoirs.

Offshore Oil Exploration Linked to 50 Percent Reduction in Cod Catch

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.24.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

In Newfoundland the fishery has collapsed, and the fishing villages and pristine environment are being replaced with oil refineries. Sure, the oil extraction and processing provides jobs -- but at what cost? People are losing a way of life that they cherish.

2012's Top 5 Oil & Gas Plays

Jen Alic | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Jen Alic

2012 has been a stellar year for oil and gas. From East Africa to North America, new technology, major new discoveries, an unparalleled appetite for exploration and a metamorphosing perception of risk have changed the playing field.

Private Equity Hearts Oil

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business

Private equity loves oil and gas. The money private-equity firms spent on deals in the oil-and-gas industry reached at least a 20-year high in the...

Oil And Gas Exploration... At DIA?

Posted 02.10.2012 | Denver

Most travelers at Denver International Airport have their thoughts on the sky, with a couple wayward glances at overpriced beers in the terminal, and ...

BP Sells $1.9 Billion Colombian Assets To Colombia And Canada

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — BP says it has agreed to sell its oil and gas exploration business in Colombia for $1.9 billion to a consortium of Ecopetrol, Colombia'...

Sam Stein

Sanders Introduces Bill Banning Drilling Off Atlantic, Pacific Coasts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following days of criticism over a lax federal response to the oil spill in the Gulf, President Barack Obama will announce on Thursday a six-month ext...

Lying to Drill the Hole Deeper

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
A. Siegel

Efforts to increase America's oil production can be part of a holistic energy package, but they should be part of a larger discussion. And they should be grounded in truth.