US energy use hit 30-year low during pandemic shutdowns

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. energy consumption plummeted to its lowest level in more than 30 years this spring as the nation’s economy largely shut down because of the coronavirus, federal officials reported Wednesday. The drop was driven by less demand for coal that is burned for electricity and oil that’s refined into gasoline and jet…

For Next Project, Oil India Plans to Drill Closer to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Even as a gas well operated by Oil India Limited (OIL) in Baghjan, Assam, continues to blaze out of control, the same company wants to drill for oil just a kilometre away from the site – at the edge of a national park. The company’s 200-page environmental impact assessment (EIA) report reveals the company took…

OIL Plans Dummy Run for Capping Operation at Assam’s Baghjan Oilfield

Oil India Limited (OIL) is planning dummy run of the final capping operation and subsequent killing operation at its Baghjan oilfield in Assam where a well is spewing gas for over two months. Considering the critical nature of the operations, a dummy run is being planned to be carried out with heavy machinery before the…