The next year in oil could be hard to predict

Jan 9, 2018
As the Energy Information Administration forecast looks to 2019, experts see lots of wildcards that could impact the carefully played hands of oil and gas producers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

The U.S. is rolling back transparency rules in the bribe-prone oil industry

Jan 5, 2018
The industry says disclosure puts it at a competitive disadvantage.
Car lights streak past an oil rig extracting petroleum in Culver City, California.
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Trump moves to vastly expand offshore drilling off U.S. coasts

Jan 4, 2018
The new five-year drilling plan also could open new areas of oil and gas exploration in areas off the East Coast from Georgia to Maine, where drilling has been blocked for decades.
Night comes to oil and gas platforms near the Federal Ecological Reserve in the Santa Barbara Channel, Feb. 15, 2001, near Santa Barbara, California.
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The U.S. shale boom is big, but not an economic silver bullet

Nov 14, 2017
One front where the U.S. is closing its trade deficit: oil and gas. The International Energy Agency’s new World Energy Outlook forecasts astounding growth in U.S. shale oil production, a growth rate that rivals that of Saudi Arabia at its…

What happens to a neighborhood when oil and gas companies move in next door?

Nov 2, 2017
Residents of Broomfield, Colorado are fighting to keep oil and gas drilling out of residential areas.
A drilling rig near homes in Erie, Colorado. 
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Theft of oil and gas from Mexican pipelines an increasing concern

Oct 26, 2017
The loss of oil and gas from Mexican pipelines currently totals more than $1 billion a year, leaving some U.S. companies skittish about entering the market.
Refinery workers in Veracruz finish their shift. Mexican gov't statistics indicate mounting theft from pipelines that ferry refined gasoline from here to Mexico City. 
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A move from natural gas to electricity for homes

Oct 17, 2017
Natural gas used to be hailed as less polluting, but experts now urge a change to clean electrical energy generated by wind and solar power.
The National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) once issued medallions like this one to promote the all-electric home and spur demand for electric appliances. 
Photo courtesy NEMA

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Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after Hurricane Harvey, but there is hope

Aug 29, 2017
We check in with the sixth largest port in the United States.
A fireman walks by a burnt out car that caught fire after Hurricane Harvey hit Corpus Christi, Texas.

What does GE's deal with Baker Hughes mean for the oil industry?

Oct 31, 2016
General Electric wants to combine its oilfield services with a bigger competitor.
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Black Sea pipeline about politics more than energy

Oct 12, 2016
Deal between Russia and Turkey would shift energy markets, geopolitics.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev applaud during the 23rd World Energy Congress on Monday in Istanbul.
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