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Shell Halts Offshore Drilling as U.S. Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane

It was about 280 miles (450 km) east-southeast from the mouth of the Mississippi River and moving at 13 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 …

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Donald Trump extends moratorium on offshore drilling in Gulf of Mexico as he visits Florida

Trump used a trip to Florida to propose extending a moratorium on offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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Trump pauses oil drilling off SC, Georgia, Florida after years of support

Trump signed an order in an afternoon event that he said would lengthen a drilling moratorium on the west coast of Florida and expand it to the Atlantic coasts of …

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Trump’s secret plan to open Florida to offshore oil drilling must be stopped | Opinion

The Trump administration’s plans to wait until after the November election and then push for oil drilling in federal waters off Florida’s coast should be at the forefront of Florida voters’ minds in …

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Report Slams Drilling Oversight, Tells of Fracking’s Impact

A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments …

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Report Slams Pa. Drilling Oversight, Tells of Fracking’s Impact

A grand jury investigation into Pennsylvania’s large natural gas drilling industry released Thursday by state Attorney General Josh Shapiro has found systematic failures in state departments regulatin …

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Ten Years After Huge US Oil Spill, Fears Of Offshore Drilling Persist

A decade later, the practice of deepwater drilling remains widespread off the lengthy coasts of the United States. While government oversight was tightened in the wake of the environmental disaster, …

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Potential drilling curbs would hit Permian E&Ps the hardest

Larger companies Shell, BP and Chevron are most exposed to federal lands in offshore Gulf of Mexico. Offshore volume accounts for about 16% of U.S. oil output, with natural gas at 3%. A potential ban …

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Oil-catching sponge could soak up residue from offshore drilling

Drilling and fracking for oil under the seabed produces 100 billion barrels of oil-contaminated wastewater every year by releasing tiny oil droplets into surrounding water. Most efforts to remove oil …

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‘Russian roulette’? EPA weighs release of drilling wastes

Oil patch states are dotted with sites that have been contaminated by the salty wastewater. Pennsylvania’s wastewater production spiked in the mid-2000s with the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or …

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