U.S. securities regulators on June 28 filed civil accounting fraud charges against Canada-based oil and gas company Penn West Petroleum and several of its former top finance executives.

The Dutch government has lowered production at Groningen several times over the past three years due to small earthquakes triggered by work there.

The agencies are working to rescind the rule, known as the Waters of the U.S. or WOTUS rule, and reinstate the language of the rule before it was changed in 2015.

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On the brink of becoming a net exporter of natural gas, talk of energy independence gives way to the president’s vision of ‘energy dominance,’ Secretary Rick Perry said.

Trump will announce plans to increase exports in “energy dominance” speech on June 29.

French energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on June 23 the government planned to present a draft law this autumn that would stop granting licenses for oil and gas exploitation in France and overseas territories.

The regulator on June 22 published an eight-step program it wants oil companies to follow to tap the southern North Sea tight gas deposits, which were traditionally unpopular among explorers because they were difficult to access and therefore more expensive to develop.

ExxonMobil and BP have thrown their support behind a carbon tax plan proposed by a group of elder Republican statesmen, according to an advertisement published in the Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to Chevron by preventing Ecuadorean villagers and their American lawyer from trying to collect on an $8.65 billion pollution judgment.

Colombia's state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA is paying particular attention to an upcoming wave of public referendums on crude production, the company's chief operating officer, Felipe Bayon, said June 16.

Canada's oil sands need more emissions-cutting measures and monitoring, an official panel said June 16 in recommendations that could potentially raise costs in a high-cost region that international players have increasingly abandoned.

New sanctions on Russian energy projects proposed by the U.S. Senate are aimed at boosting LNG exports from the U.S. to Europe, an official from Gazprom was quoted as saying.

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