Of the states examined, North Dakota had the highest rate of spills, with 4,453 incidents.
The bill was initiated by Deputy Thomas Pringle, who sees this as a matter of "ethical financing."
New regulations on oil drilling in different parts of Oklahoma have reportedly significantly reduced the frequency of quakes and tremors in the state. This seems to prove that thousands of tremor "swarms" or quakes experienced in different areas, having magnitudes as high as 5.0, are actually man-made.
A five-year offshore drilling plan has been set out by the Obama administration to block off any possible oil drilling activities in the Arctic Ocean, specifically in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas north of Alaska. Set out for 2017 to 2022, the new offshore plan may save the deteriorating conditions of the Arctic environment.
What is claimed to be the largest deposit of untapped oil was discovered in the US, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Found in the Midland Basin part of the famous Permian Basin in Texas, not only does it have recoverable natural oil, it could also provide massive amounts of natural gas.
Ever heard of a man-made earthquake? Studies show that one of the recent and dangerous earthquakes in the state of California may not have been caused by the dreaded San Andreas Fault.
Researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering are developing a cheap and energy-efficient way to use fossilized algae to create lithium-ion batteries, which could someday fuel electric vehicles and other electronic devices.
Petroperu, the country's state-owned energy company, said a fresh oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon was detected from the country's four-decades-old pipeline last Thursday.
For the first time, the United States of America has surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the new world leader in recoverable oil reserves. But there's a catch.
Carbon emissions apparently had stopped increasing last year as the world chose renewable and sustainable energy over controversial, non-renewable coal, a recent study shows.
An oil spill from the Royal Dutch Shell company involved an estimated 88,200 gallons of crude leaked into the Gulf of Mexico. The U.S. Coast Guard has been recovering oily water and has said that the slick has not yet affected wildlife and will not reach the shoreline.
Six years after the tragedy, a new study reveals that the negative impact of the largest accidental marine oil spill is worse than scientists originally thought.
Gentoo penguins, an arctic species distributed around the South Pole, have evolved a special method to remian ice-free, say researchers who are now hoping to adapt their findings to airplane wings which frequently need de-icing. "It's a little ironic that a bird that doesn't fly could one day help airplanes fly more safely," said one researcher.
A Duke University study provides the first comprehensive assessment of fracking's total water footprint.