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Government proposes methane cuts in oil, gas production

...Federal regulations, especially if crafted poorly, could inflict more pain on the men and women who work in the oil and gas industry," she said.The administration said the rule would apply only to emissions from new or modified natural gas wells...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-18/government-proposes-methan
US job openings fall, hiring rises in mixed report

...cuts is a major reason that net hiring fell.The biggest jump in layoffs occurred in the Midwest, where the oil and gas industry have shed thousands of jobs. A slowdown in manufacturing has also increased layoffs. Factory production has fallen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-12/us-job-openings-fall-hirin
Corporate deals appetite hits 5-year high

...Britain's BG Group for $70 billlion, in what is the 9th largest M&A deal ever.The EY survey identified the oil and gas industry as one sector that is likely to see more activity in the months ahead. When oil and gas prices are low, exploration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-13/corporate-deals-appetite-h
Fracking: US requires disclosure of chemicals for oil, gas drilling on public lands

...than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike. The industry fears...public lands could serve as a template that the oil and gas industry could adopt to help address the public's concern about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/fracking-us-requires-discl
Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons

...element. And that's probably the most challenging element for us. But I would also say it is not unique to the oil and gas industry. Airlines have human competency problems. Railroads have human competency problems. Everyone has human competency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/exxon-ceo-talks-arctic-oil
Of Mutual Interest: Nearly everything was a winner for 1Q mutual funds

...The fund tracks the performance of the broad U.S. stock market, and 7 percent of its portfolio is in the oil and gas industry.But stocks recovered as the quarter progressed, and the fund ended up returning 1.8 percent. It got a particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/mutual-interest-nearly-eve
The shell game with oil

...green movement, which at this point essentially is an appendage of the Democratic Party. Restricting the oil and gas industries, meanwhile, helps tighten the spigot on a major GOP funding source."This is partisan warfare posing as energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-13/shell-game-oil
Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

...boasts highly paid jobs going to a highly educated workforce. In Louisiana the more lucrative jobs are in the oil and gas industries, which employ mostly men. CUTTING-EDGE JOB, NOT PAY? Women in the computer technology industry earn an average of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-12/unequal-pay-must-be-lot-go
Supreme Court rebukes EPA, but mainly leaves intact program to deal with carbon emissions

...unlimited," said Harry Ng, vice president and general counsel of the American Petroleum Institute, the oil and natural gas industry's trade association.But David Doniger, director of the climate and clean air program at the Natural Resources Defense...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-23/supreme-court-rebukes-epa-
Nearly 2,000 leaks reported by Atlanta Gas Light, South Carolina Electric and Gas in 2012

...company to replace the oldest vintage plastic pipelines installed between 1963 and 1984, Benson said."The natural gas industry, working together with regulators and manufacturers, (has) identified certain resins contained in vintage plastic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-26/nearly-2000-leaks-reported-at