Health, Safety & Environment

Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Technology

Google Halts Development of AI for Oil Exploration

Tech giant says it will honor contracts, but pulls away from energy partnerships following the release of a Greenpeace report.

May 20, 2020

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Construction , Pipelines

New York Denies Williams Northeast Supply Natgas Pipe

State agency says construction of NESE would violate water quality standards.

May 18, 2020

Public Capital , Investment , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Exxon Mobil Facing Calls by Climate Activists for Independent Board Chairman

Shareholder activists have this year taken up a call to split the CEO and chairman roles at Exxon Mobil, expecting a better reception for climate-change proposals from an outsider.

May 13, 2020

Health, Safety & Environment , Rail

Pipeline Regulator Strikes Down Washington State’s Crude-by-Rail Safety Limits

PHMSA says the state’s limits on vapor pressure won’t reduce the chance of explosions.

May 13, 2020

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Major Insurers Increase Cover for Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline

The Trans Mountain pipeline is owned by the Canadian government and has become a focus for environmental and indigenous groups.

May 13, 2020

Public Capital , Investment , Health, Safety & Environment

ESG More Critical than Ever for US Shale Recovery, Experts Say

Investment interest for oil and gas companies in the coming months will be significantly impacted by ESG factors.

May 5, 2020

Unconventional , Health, Safety & Environment , Lease Sales

US Judge Halts Hundreds of Oil Leases in Montana

A U.S. judge halted nearly 300 oil and gas leases on a large section of federal land in Montana and ordered the agency to conduct a thorough environmental analysis of the impact of fracking on drinking water.

May 4, 2020

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Construction , Pipelines

Court Ruling Could Threaten Pipeline Projects with Delays

Department of Justice, Army Corps of Engineers file a motion to limit the scope of the ruling.

April 29, 2020

Exploration & Production , Policy & Regulations , Health, Safety & Environment

E&P World View: Role of Oil Industry in the Energy Transition

The regional director of the IOGP discusses the association’s role in a changing upstream environment.

April 27, 2020

Public Capital , People , Unconventional , Health, Safety & Environment , Shale Plays

Executive Q&A: Parsley Energy Paves the Way

Fresh off of a $2.27 billion merger with Jagged Peak Energy, Permian producer Parsley Energy is raising its profile on Wall Street—and raising awareness of ESG issues. Is it the new model for independent producers?

April 16, 2020