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Shell, Murphy Evacuating Non-Essential Workers From U.S. Gulf Due to Storm

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Murphy Oil Corp began evacuating non-essential workers from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday because of the threat from Tropical Storm Cristobal. Shell said its production and drilling operations in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf …

10 Years After BP Spill: Oil Drilled Deeper; Rules Relaxed

NEW ORLEANS — Ten years after an oil rig explosion killed 11 workers and unleashed an environmental nightmare in the Gulf of Mexico, companies are drilling in deeper and deeper waters, where payoffs can be huge but risks are greater …

Fracking Surveys Find Support in Unexpected Places

Many people in New York and Pennsylvania have voiced concerns about the safety of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking. But two new surveys found that many people who live in New York City and the suburbs approve of …

Experts: New Quakes Too Powerful to be Manmade

Thousands of times every day, drilling deep underground causes the earth to tremble. But do not blame the surprise flurry of earthquakes in Oklahoma on man’s thirst for oil and gas, experts say. The weekend quakes were far stronger than …

Wyoming to Adopt New Workplace Drilling Safety Rules

Wyoming’s workplace safety office is adopting new safety rules for oil and gas drilling during a year in which accidents have killed five of the industry’s workers in the state. Wyoming consistently ranks among the most dangerous states for workers, …

Drilling Company Worker Dies at Oklahoma Site

Authorities are investigating the death of a drilling company employee at a site near Eldorado. The accident occurred Thursday afternoon at a site owned by Big Giant Drilling. Jackson County Sheriff Roger Levick told the Altus Times the man was …