Texas Gains 3 Rigs As US Rig Count Rises To 1,008The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 1,008.
Oil Rig Explodes In Louisiana Lake, Injuries ReportedAn oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said.
Oil Rig Worker Killed When Block Falls From RigA 43-year-old oil rig worker was killed when a snatch block weighing about 1½ tons fell from the rig and hit him.
Coast Guard Battling Fire On Oil Platform In Gulf of MexicoThe Coast Guard says it's responding to a fire on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana.
State Doesn't Have $165 Million To Plug Abandoned WellsThe bust in the energy industry has left Texas with nearly 10,000 abandoned wells that need plugging and the Railroad Commission doesn't have the money to do it.
West Texas Well Service Cited After Oil Rig Explosion Killed Three WorkersFederal safety regulators have cited a West Texas well service company after an oil field rig explosion killed three workers.
Coast Guard: Gulf Rig Fire Sends 4 To HospitalsCoast Guard officials say they are investigating a fire at an oil drilling platform off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.
Judge Outlines New Plan For Gulf Oil Spill TrialA judge has outlined a new structure for a trial of Gulf oil spill claims that wouldn't be resolved by a proposed class-action settlement between BP and a team of attorneys.