Company wins court battle over exploratory oil drilling in Florida Everglades

Mar 20, 2019
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
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What "Armageddon" got right about space drilling, and what it (mostly) didn't

Aug 16, 2018
Little about the 1998 blockbuster is true to life, but mining asteroids and comets is "humanity’s future, I’m pretty convinced of that," one expert says.
From left, Steve Buscemi, Will Patton, Bruce Willis, Michael Duncan, Ben Affleck, and Owen Wilson are on a mission to save Earth from an asteroid in “Armageddon.”
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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…

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…

Oil prices are down, and so is exploring for oil

Aug 31, 2016
Last year, oil companies found the lowest new reserves in 70 years.
Oil wells pump the oil fields of California's southern Central Valley. 
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Halliburton is a bellwether for oil drilling in US

Oct 19, 2015
As drilling shuts down, the oil-field service company adapts.

Mexico's auction of new areas for oil drilling succeeds

Oct 1, 2015
Mexico badly needs to increase oil production to support the government and economy.

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Oil downturn takes men out of 'man camps'

May 12, 2015
Housing planned during North Dakota's oil boom is now short on occupants.

North Dakota oilfield slowdown ripples across businesses

Apr 14, 2015
There are more than 50 percent fewer rigs drilling new wells than a year ago.

Shell's Arctic drilling questioned over safety concerns

Mar 24, 2015
Shell is expected to get a green light to re-start Arctic oil and gas drilling