Protesters outnumber bidders at some lease sales
The Bureau of Land Management's quarterly oil lease sales in Salt Lake City got off to a rocky start Monday. About 15 protesters showed up and four sat on the ground in front of the door with their arms locked, according to BLM.
Independent BSEE panel resumes work after year hiatus
An Obama-era ad hoc group scrutinizing the work of government offshore regulators is back to work after a yearlong hiatus.
S.C. protest highlights opposition to Trump oil plans
A host of green groups filed a lawsuit today against NOAA Fisheries to halt energy exploration off the Atlantic Coast — an activity that hasn't happened there since the 1980s.
Another huge lease sale's planned in Nev. Will anyone show up?
This spring's federal oil and gas lease sale in Nevada is poised to be the state's biggest in recent memory: 900,000 acres of desert land is on the auction block.
OIL AND GAS
USGS finds massive potential in Permian Basin
Portions of Texas and New Mexico's Permian Basin contain much more shale oil and natural gas resource potential than previously known, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.