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LoneStar Energy Fabrication Completes Work on $5.1 Billion Big Foot Project

The 4,600HP, modular, extended tension-leg platform is the industry's largest and will operate in the Bigfoot oil and gas field, 225 miles south of New Orleans at a depth of 5,200 feet.  

Offshore drilling: What's all the noise about seismic surveying?

One of the flashpoints in the debate over offshore drilling for oil and natural gas centers on seismic surveying, an effective but controversial way to search for energy deposits.  

McCrory criticizes 50-mile offshore drilling buffer

Governor says support for drilling depends on share of fees, royalties  

Methane in drinking water unrelated to fracking, study suggests

Fracking doesn't appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds - contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link.  

Fracking Rule Could Slow Energy Revolution

Onshore production of natural gas in federal areas fell 21.6 percent. The reason is federal policy. In contrast, state and private lands production increased 57.4 percent.  

This Week's Top Energy Jobs

The energy industry - oil & gas sector in particular - is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements... companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology, engineering, law, etc.  

Why $100 Oil Won't Be Coming Back for a Long Time

A growing consensus is emerging from the likes of BP Plc, the International Energy Agency, shale wildcatters and even the Saudis that a near-term recovery to $100-a-barrel crude isn't in the cards. Instead, expect a range of $50 to $60 for at least the next few years.  

Coastal governors seek federal plan for sharing offshore revenue

Seven governors from coastal states recently agreed to seek consolidated federal legislation establishing a multi-state plan for sharing revenue from federal offshore energy development.