Oil industry

Voices

Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency Are Saving Nigeria’s Polluted Niger Delta Region

A new initiative wants to transform locals from an economic prisoners into sustainable entrepreneurs.
Alice Rowsome
11.30.17
energy

Much of the World Is Still Subsidizing Gas Prices Like 'Climate Change LOL'

According to a new report, the gas tax global mean fell 13.3 percent between 2003 and 2015.
Michael Byrne
1.9.17
Art

Disturbing Photos of American Oilfields Look Like Abstract Expressionism

Using satellite imagery Mishka Henner's '18 Pumpjacks' turns the oil industry into abstract art.
Kevin Holmes
12.4.16
Stuff

What It's Like Working on an Offshore Oil Rig as a Woman

"They just work you until you're broken and then you're done. It's very high turnover. It gets to a point where you weigh up your odds."
Chelsea McIver
6.24.16
News

Fort McMurray Residents Remain Displaced as Fire Pushes North

Estimates put the oil industry at a $770 million loss, and more evacuations have been ordered as the fire moves north.
Jake Kivanc
5.18.16
Features

The Internet of Things Is Making Oil Production Vulnerable to Hacking

"What we’re seeing is a real revolution taking place inside all manufacturing types, especially oil and gas."
Jonathan Keane
11.17.15
News

Is the Keystone Pipeline Irrelevant?

Sneaky moves by the oil industry have probably made the contentious pipeline superfluous.
Eric Holthaus
12.11.14
News

Hipster Environmentalists Used Rape Alarms to Disrupt an Oil Conference

The group known as the Future broke into the unironically named Oil and Money Conference in London shouting "Oil is fucking our future and we are fighting back!" They're pretty excited about it.
Simon Childs
10.30.14
News

US Congressman Opens Climate Change Denial Conference with Rant Against Water Fluoridation

The elderly crowd at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas loved it, but lobbyists for the oil and gas industry can't be happy with such a goofy display.
Lee Fang
7.8.14