petroleum

Not a Drill

Russia Is Deploying Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Defend Its Arctic Oil Claims

The surface-to-air system is built for cold and can shoot down cruise missiles in the rapidly warming, potentially oil-rich Far North.
David Axe
1.3.18
earth

UK Govt Report: Oil Companies Drilling in the Arctic Will Find It's Unprofitable

The Arctic resource scramble is over—and so is the oil boom, warns UK defense ministry.
Nafeez Ahmed
5.19.16
environment

Here's Why the Alberta Wildfire Just Might Have a Lot to Do With Climate Change

Hotter temperatures have helped to double since 1970 the amount of land scorched by wildfires each year around Alberta's tar sands — and the last three years have been especially bad.
Matt Smith
5.4.16
environment

Crude L.A.: California's Urban Oil Fields

VICE News heads to Los Angeles to investigate the effects of urban oil drilling on local communities.
VICE News
4.27.16
middle east

Saudi Arabia Reveals How It Will End Its Oil 'Addiction' by 2020

On Monday, the prince in charge of the kingdom's economy unveiled details of an urgent reform plan that will raise capital for public investment through the partial privatization of the state oil company.
Samuel Oakford
4.25.16
environment

Crude L.A.: California's Urban Oil Fields (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News heads to Los Angeles to investigate the effects of urban oil drilling on local communities.
VICE News
4.21.16
environment

Environmentalists Sue the Oil Companies Allegedly Causing Oklahoma's Big Earthquakes

Oklahoma use to see two or three earthquakes a year — but now there are that many each day due to the number of wells being drilled in the state.
Matt Smith
2.17.16
Business

Iran Welcomes Saudi-Russian Deal on Curbing Oil Production — Sort Of

For the first time since 2001, OPEC and non-OPEC nations have agreed to control global oil supplies amid a price slump that's hammering state budgets from Venezuela to Nigeria.
VICE News and Reuters
2.17.16
tipping point

Obama Wants a $10-Per-Barrel Tax on Oil

The tax would fund $32 billion in clean transportation initiatives like mass transit and electric vehicles.
Matt Smith
2.4.16
environment

Pipeline Attacks in the Niger Delta Trigger What Could Be the Biggest Oil Spill in Years

Multiple bombings have caused thousands of barrels of oil to seep into rivers and farmland in Nigeria's oil-rich, but environmentally troubled, Niger Delta.
VICE News
2.1.16
Business

Are Russia and OPEC Forging an Unholy Alliance to Boost Oil Prices? Not Likely

A new global alliance to revive oil markets would mark a fundamental shift in the global politics of oil, bringing Russia into unfamiliar alignment with the 13-member Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries in a bid to support falling prices.
Greg Walters
1.30.16
environment

A Series of Strong Quakes in Oklahoma Triggers Republican Scrutiny of Oil Drilling

Oklahoma was hit with over 900 tremors of magnitude 3.0 or above in 2015 — and the fracking industry is widely blamed.
Matt Smith
1.14.16
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