Activists: Midwest pipeline project likely dead

Daniel J. GraeberST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 4 (UPI) — Environmental groups in the U.S. Midwest claimed a win after an investment decision by pipeline company Enbridge likely ruled out a controversial oil project.

Enbridge, Marathon grab Bakken oil pipeline

Daniel J. GraeberCALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 3 (UPI) — Canadian energy company Enbridge said it was footing the bulk of the bill to acquire a pipeline system that it said would give it access to the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Low-carbon movement expected in North America

Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The net share of renewable and nuclear energy on the North American grid could rise by another 7 percent by the middle of the next decade, U.S. data show.

Iran looking for oil middle men

Daniel J. GraeberTEHRAN, Aug. 2 (UPI) — A middle man may be necessary to facilitate crude oil deliveries from Iran to the international market, a national petroleum official said from Tehran.

North Dakota rig count continues to rise

Daniel J. GraeberBISMARCK, N.D., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Ahead of a special legislative session to review the state budget, North Dakota state data show a modest recovery underway in oil and gas exploration activity.

Norway’s Statoil sheds Marcellus shale acreage

Daniel J. GraeberSTAVANGER, Norway, Aug. 1 (UPI) — For $96 million, and following a weak earnings report, Norwegian energy company Statoil said it was getting rid of some of its gas assets in the United States.