Oil industry

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Alaska initiative to protect wild salmon could kill off a massive open-pit mine

Proposition 1 would protect rivers the salmon need to spawn but the oil, gas, and mining industries say it would make new projects a "deal killer."
Nigel Duara
10.9.18
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
americas

Mexico Finally Opens Auction for Private Oil Exploration, But Gets Few Takers

Mexico's government for years touted the eventual opening up of its national oil industry to private money. But in its first gamble, it auctioned off only two out of 14 exploration fields, a disappointing result.
Gabriela Gorbea
7.17.15
middle east

Blood and Oil: Displaced Yazidi Refugees Making a Dangerous Living in Northern Iraq

Sebastian Meyer profiles a family of displaced Yazidis refugees in northern Iraq who make a potentially lethal living running a small oil refinery.
Sebastian Meyer
6.3.15
Crime & Drugs

How Big Oil Became the Perfect Fuel for Corruption

The oil industry is changing, with a whole host of new players jumping on board to profit from the dirty money the trade so easily provides.
Sefton Darby
4.29.15
News

Is the Keystone Pipeline Irrelevant?

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

The $36B Halliburton-Baker Hughes Merger and the Glut Shrinking the Oil Industry

The US shale drilling boom has led to global glut of oil and low prices, and could signal an expensive future.
Colleen Curry
11.18.14
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