big oil


Shell starts drilling for oil in the Arctic

Aug 7, 2015
Environmentalists and other big oil explorers are watching.
Posted In: Shell, Arctic, big oil
Flame-resistant clothing.

Why the market for flame-resistant clothing is growing

Jul 9, 2015
Hint: It has to do with fracking.
Posted In: clothes, big oil, gas

Reduce, reuse ... rethink?

Jul 6, 2015
Market forces are making recycling less profitable.
Posted In: recycling, big oil, landfill
Shell Oil leads negotiations in the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades.

Gas prices inch up as refinery strike continues

Feb 24, 2015
With the largest U.S. refinery strike in decades, how are prices being affected?
Posted In: big oil, refineries, Shell, oil rig
The Baker Hughes rigs count, once considered an important indicator of the health of the energy and drilling industries, may no longer be relevant.

This oil rig count may no longer be relevant

Feb 20, 2015
The Baker Hughes Rig Count gets much attention. Does it still reflect oil production?
Posted In: drilling, Health, energy, big oil
A Shell employee conducts a safety walk-through of a tanker truck at a gas station in Kuala Lumpur.

Big Oil's first cut: exploration

Jan 29, 2015
In response to low oil prices, oil companies may cut back exploration projects.
Posted In: Shell, Oil, gas prices, big oil

Oilman bets prices will rise – and loses big

Dec 19, 2014
Billionaire oil producer Harold Hamm predicted a "pretty quick" recovery for prices.
Posted In: big oil, oil prices, cheap oil

An oversupply of oil isn't all good

Dec 9, 2014
Too much oil means prices fall, but also oil companies cutting back.
Posted In: BP, big oil, oil prices
While lower gas prices at the pump make consumers happy, states that rely heavily on oil taxes may struggle.

Falling oil prices hurt state budgets

Nov 17, 2014
For states trying to balance budgets that rely on oil taxes, it's crunch time.
Posted In: big oil, Louisiana, severance tax
Men with Cabot Oil and Gas work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site in South Montrose, Pa.

Low oil prices could hurt drillers carrying high debt

Nov 4, 2014
Energy companies that need to borrow to keep drilling could be hurt by low prices
Posted In: big oil, fracking, investors, oil industry