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North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

By Mike Fossum July 23, 2014

A large fire that broke out at an oil supply and logistics company in Williston, North Dakota has been extinguished. The blaze, which ignited in an oil patch hub in the western part of the state, grew so hot that …

Mexico City Site Of Major Protest Over Energy Reform Mexico City Site Of Major Protest Over Energy Reform

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The one year anniversary of President Enrique Pena Nieto’s inauguration saw tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Mexico City. The new administration recently moved to open up the Mexican oil industry to foreign interests. Mexican oil …

Dmitry Medvedev Visits China, Strikes Oil Agreement Dmitry Medvedev Visits China, Strikes Oil Agreement

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has been on an official trip to China since tuesday, when he arrived in Beijing after an official invite from the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. On the table for Medvedev’s visit are such activites as …

Talisman Energy Stocks Climb with Icahn Tweet Talisman Energy Stocks Climb with Icahn Tweet

The Canadian global oil and gas production company, Talisman Energy, has seen its value slide over the past several years due to poor business planning. However, stocks of Talisman Energy grew over 10% Tuesday morning following this Tweet by Carl …

African Billionaires Numbered at 55 African Billionaires Numbered at 55

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In a recent study conducted by Ventures magazine, a Nigerian business magazine which champions capitalist developments in Africa, has identified at least 55 billionaires on the continent of Africa. While this number is a conservative estimate, according to founder Chi-Chi …

Gas Prices Are Dropping at the Pump Gas Prices Are Dropping at the Pump

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Many motorists have noticed something different when filling up their cars lately–gas prices at the pump are slowly going down. According to GasBuddy, a website that monitors gas prices around the country, prices have dropped to as low as $3.08 …

Wildcatter Hunch Unlocks $1.5 Trillion In Offshore U.S. Oil Wildcatter Hunch Unlocks $1.5 Trillion In Offshore U.S. Oil
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Good news for the oil industry and big business! Nearly $1.5 trillion worth of crude oil was just discovered through drilling pipes in the Gulf of Mexico. Robert Ryan, a geologist working with Texaco Inc. had no way of predicting …

Oil Mislabeled in Canadian Train Disaster Oil Mislabeled in Canadian Train Disaster

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Earlier this year, a freight train carrying North Dakota crude oil derailed and exploded in Canada. Now it seems the oil was mislabeled as a less dangerous type of crude oil, according to Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) officials. The …

Petrobras Discovered as Target of NSA Spying Petrobras Discovered as Target of NSA Spying
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Globo, Brazil’s largest television network, has reported on its show “Fantastico” that according to the NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the US has been spying on Brazil’s state-run oil firm, Petrobras. Glenn Greenwald, a US journalist who has intimate …

Al-Qaeda Plot to Bomb Yemeni Industries Foiled
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The country of Yemen has foiled a plot by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (also known as Ansar al-Sharia). The plot comes in the wake of warnings from al Qaeda that would impact travelling Americans, as well as the …

Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise Analysts are expecting gas prices to rise

If you are going to be traveling, especially this weekend, you can plan on seeing gas prices at the pump ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 cents more per gallon. With this being a peak time for travel in the …

Oil Prices Rise By $2, Egypt Partially To Blame Oil Prices Rise By $2, Egypt Partially To Blame

Oil prices are volatile as always. The situation in Egypt isn’t making things easier as the violence in the country is causing the price to go up. Reuters reports that oil prices jumped by $2 on Friday – the biggest …

China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming China, Iraq Oil Partnership Has Donald Trump Fuming
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When the United States sent troops into Iraq ten years ago with the intent of toppling Saddam Hussein’s government, many questioned whether the Bush administration was really seeking to liberate Iraq’s oppressed people, or to liberate the country’s vast oil …

NASA Develops a 3-D Imaging Radar For Oil Spills

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) researchers have developed a method of using a specialized 3-D imaging radar to “characterize” the oil in oil spills. This represents the first time it has been demonstrated that such a radar system can be …

Anonymous Targets Oil Companies Next Anonymous Targets Oil Companies Next
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Anonymous has been really busy the past few weeks with operations ranging from stopping Internet laws in Japan to exposing Internet pedophiles in #OpPedoChat. Their latest operation has them going against large corporations with a massive dump of email addresses …

New Web Site Aims To Save Drivers On Gas
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With gas prices hitting record highs a new service is hoping to offer U.S. drivers some relief when they fill up at the pump.

A new Miami-based company, MyGallons.com is offering consumers the chance to purchase gasoline at current prices and then fill up later when prices will be inevitably higher.

Google Maps Used To Show Oil Spill

It’s unfortunate that they’re getting so much practice, but people are, in any event, learning to document disasters with Google Maps and Google Earth.  The latest problem to get this treatment is the San Francisco oil spill.