Investigators ask if danger signs were missed in fatal rig explosion
OKLAHOMA CITY — A drilling rig explosion that killed five workers earlier this year may have happened after the crew misread signs of a high-pressure "kick" that allowed natural gas to escape from the well and a crucial piece of safety equipment failed to stop the blowout, federal investigators said.
Report calls for faster refinery shutdowns before hurricanes
Nearly a year after Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas coastline, environmentalists say state regulators should do more monitoring and oversight to help prevent the kind of unchecked pollution that occurred during the storm.
Gas pipeline industry moves toward methane reductions
A trade group representing most of the U.S.'s long-distance natural gas haulers pledged to reduce the amount of methane released from pipelines and storage facilities, although it doesn't go as far as other voluntary efforts to address the potent greenhouse gas.
How the boom billionaires made their mark on state politics
As the shale industry enters its second decade, its influence on politics remains one of its biggest legacies.
Anti-fracking petitioners push for a statewide vote
Colorado voters may get a chance to vote in November on a proposal that would severely curtail oil and gas development in the state.