Republican governors join growing calls against offshore oil and gas drilling

Jan 10, 2018
The Trump administration’s plan to open most U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling is facing stiff opposition from many in the president’s own party. On Tuesday, the administration said drilling would no longer be considered off the…

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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Trump administration may roll back safety rules put in place after BP oil spill

Dec 28, 2017
After the BP oil spill in 2010, a new federal oversight agency was created: the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, it’s proposing to roll back some of the safety rules it created. …

Why oil companies might prefer West Texas over new offshore oil sites

Apr 28, 2017
President Trump’s latest executive order seeks to open new federal waters for offshore drilling, but the most popular place for oil companies is decidedly land based – the Permian Basin in Texas. Click the audio player above to hear the…

Executive order seeks to open waters previously banned for offshore drilling

Apr 28, 2017
President Obama signed offshore drilling bans for Arctic and Atlantic areas just before he left office, but President Trump’s new executive order could cancel that. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

An auction where you can buy a $1 million oil lease

Aug 28, 2014
Oil companies spend millions for the right to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shell's challenge in drilling for Arctic oil

Dec 26, 2013
After a dismal experience in 2012, Shell took this year off from trying to drill in the Arctic Ocean. But drilling will come.

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Shell tries to skirt potential court challenges

Mar 1, 2012
The oil company hopes to avoid long delays in its plans to start offshore drilling in the Alaskan Arctic Ocean. But a preemptive lawsuit may create more problems than it solves.

MIDDAY UPDATE: BP oil spill, toning shoes, and the Recession Generation

Jan 6, 2011
A series of cost cutting tactics and management failures by BP and other companies, including Halliburton, are to blame for the Gulf oil spill...