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Obama Opened Floodgates for Offshore Fracking in Recent Gulf of Mexico Lease

Steve Horn | Posted 10.28.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogIn little-noticed news arising out of a recent Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas lease held by the U.S. Department of In...

Halliburton Stays In Spill Trial's Glare As Two Other Firms Escape Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 24, 2013 edition.) In the fourth week of the 2010 Gulf spill trial, U.S. District J...

Who Really Controls Iraq's Oil Industry?

NY Times | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

MOSCOW — When Iraq auctioned rights to rebuild and expand its oil industry two years ago, the Russian company Lukoil won a hefty portion — a field...

Shell, Panalpina Near Settlement In Bribery Case, Sources Say

Wall Street Journal | Kara Scannell And Thomas Catan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A big Swiss shipping and logistics company and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, one of its customers, are close to settling foreign-bribery charges stemming fr...

BP Smoking Gun? Oil Giant Skipped Critical Testing Hours Before Explosion

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

New revelations about BP's operations on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on the day of the explosion are being described as the smoking gun that proves ...

Who Says the Bad News Is Over?

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Sometimes, it takes a swift kick in the can to wake us up to reality. That may have occurred last Friday when the Dow got hammered for close to a 101-point loss.

Underlying Questions Remain About Natural-Gas Drilling

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

The race to drill for natural gas has never been so furious as it has been over the last few years. Yet, still lingering is the question of whether the process could contaminate groundwater.