Oil and Gas Photos on Townhall

  •  -
    Posted: 5/31/2012 8:20:48 AM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by the EPA shows Al Armendariz. Armendariz. In three years since President Barack Obama took office, Republicans have made the Environmental Protection Agency a lightning rod for complaints that the administration has declared war on oil and gas producers. (AP Photo/EPA)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/30/2012 3:40:47 PM EST
    Sara Akbar, Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait Energy speaks to the media in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. A Kuwaiti-led energy consortium on Wednesday won the right to search for oil and gas in southern Iraq as part of the country's fourth postwar energy auction. Two natural gas exploration deals meanwhile attracted no bidders. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/30/2012 3:40:46 PM EST
    Iraq's Minister of Oil Abdul-Karim Elaibi speaks to the media in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. A Kuwaiti-led energy consortium on Wednesday won the right to search for oil and gas in southern Iraq as part of the country's fourth postwar energy auction. Two natural gas exploration deals meanwhile attracted no bidders. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/30/2012 3:40:46 PM EST
    Members of the Iraqi oil committee, who will judge the various bids attend the fourth postwar energy auction in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. A Kuwaiti-led energy consortium on Wednesday won the right to search for oil and gas in southern Iraq as part of the country's fourth postwar energy auction. Two natural gas exploration deals meanwhile attracted no bidders. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
  •  - Representatives of  energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Representatives of energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Posted: 5/30/2012 6:24:02 AM EST
    Representatives of the world's energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad May 30, 2012. Iraq started its fourth energy bidding round on Wednesday to allow international companies to compete for exploration deals on 12 new oil and gas areas, as the OPEC-member country seeks to expand its crude reserves and become a major gas exporter. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Representatives of the energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Representatives of the energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Posted: 5/30/2012 6:21:41 AM EST
    Representatives of the world's energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad May 30, 2012. Iraq started its fourth energy bidding round on Wednesday to allow international companies to compete for exploration deals on 12 new oil and gas areas, as the OPEC-member country seeks to expand its crude reserves and become a major gas exporter. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Representatives of energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Representatives of energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Posted: 5/30/2012 6:17:28 AM EST
    Representatives of the world's energy firms listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad May 30, 2012. Iraq started its fourth energy bidding round on Wednesday to allow international companies to compete for exploration deals on 12 new oil and gas areas, as the OPEC-member country seeks to expand its crude reserves and become a major gas exporter. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Representatives of energy firms attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Representatives of energy firms attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks in Baghdad

    Posted: 5/30/2012 6:13:05 AM EST
    Representatives of energy firms from around the world listen as they attend the fourth licensing round for exploration blocks at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad May 30, 2012. Iraq started its fourth energy bidding round on Wednesday to allow international companies to compete for exploration deals on 12 new oil and gas areas, as the OPEC-member country seeks to expand its crude reserves and become a major gas exporter. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Members of the Iraqi oil committee are seen at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad

    Members of the Iraqi oil committee are seen at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad

    Posted: 5/30/2012 5:16:16 AM EST
    Members of the Iraqi oil committee, who will judge bids for the fourth licensing round of exploration blocks, are seen at the Oil Ministry's headquarters in Baghdad May 30, 2012. Iraq started its fourth energy bidding round to allow international companies to compete for exploration deals on 12 new oil and gas areas, as the OPEC-member country seeks to expand its crude reserves and become a major gas exporter. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - To match story SHELL-QATAR/

    To match story SHELL-QATAR/

    Posted: 5/23/2012 10:13:54 AM EST
    A Shell oil and gas sign is pictured near Nowshera, Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province in this September 8, 2010 file photo. Qatar's purchase of stakes in engineering group Siemens and oil giant Shell follow a pattern of the Gulf Arab state investing to accelerate its domestic development and, in the case of Shell, underlines its long-term faith in commodity prices. Picture taken September 8, 2010. To match story SHELL-QATAR/ REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/Files (PAKISTAN - Tags: ENERGY BUSINESS LOGO COMMODITIES)
  •  - To match Special Report CHESAPEAKE-MCCLENDON/LOANS

    To match Special Report CHESAPEAKE-MCCLENDON/LOANS

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:49:56 PM EST
    A Chesapeake Energy Corp. worker walks past stacks of drill pipe needed to tap oil and gas trapped deeply in rock like shale at a Chesapeake oil drilling site on the Eagle Ford shale near Crystal City, Texas, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anna Driver
  •  - To match Special Report CHESAPEAKE-MCCLENDON/LOANS

    To match Special Report CHESAPEAKE-MCCLENDON/LOANS

    Posted: 5/15/2012 3:48:51 PM EST
    A Chesapeake Energy Corp. worker walks past stacks of drill pipe needed to tap oil and gas trapped deeply in rock like shale at a Chesapeake oil drilling site on the Eagle Ford shale near Crystal City, Texas, June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Anna Driver
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 9:50:47 PM EST
    This undated handout photo provided by the Interior Department shows Bob Abbey. Abbey, a longtime Interior Department official who has headed the Bureau of Land Management for the past three years, is retiring. Abbey, 60, has directed the land management agency since 2009, sharply increasing its focus on renewable energy, along with its traditional duties of managing oil and gas leases on federal lands, mostly in the West. (AP Photo/Interior Department)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 5:10:48 PM EST
    Defense attorneys Ron Yengich, left, and Pat Shea leave the federal courthouse in Denver after oral arguments before the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the appeal of the conviction of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, Thursday, May 10, 2012. DeChristopher was convicted of disrupting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands near Utah's national parks and is serving two years in a federal prison in California. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 5:10:48 PM EST
    Defense attorneys Ron Yengich, left, and Pat Shea leave the federal courthouse in Denver, after oral arguments before the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the appeal of the conviction of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, Thursday, May 10, 2012. Tim DeChristopher was convicted of disrupting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands near Utah's national parks and is serving two years in a federal prison in California. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 5:10:47 PM EST
    Defense attorney Ron Yengich waves as he arrives at the federal courthouse in Denver for oral arguments before the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the appeal of the conviction of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, Thursday, May 10, 2012. DeChristopher was convicted of disrupting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands near Utah's national parks and is serving two years in a federal prison in California. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 5:10:47 PM EST
    U.S. assistant district attorney Dave Backman leaves the federal courthouse in Denver after presenting oral arguments for the prosecution before the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the appeal of the conviction of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, Thursday, May 10, 2012. DeChristopher was convicted of disrupting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands near Utah's national parks and is serving two years in a federal prison in California. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 5:10:47 PM EST
    Jeff DeChristopher, left, Patricia DeChristopher, and Christine DeChristopher the parents and sister of Tim DeChristopher leave the federal courthouse in Denver after oral arguments before the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in the appeal of the conviction of environmental activist Tim DeChristopher on Thursday, May 10, 2012. Tim DeChristopher was convicted of disrupting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands near Utah's national parks and is serving two years in a federal prison in California. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 2:55:46 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, walks with Kevin Kauffman, CEO and president of KP Kauffman Co., an oil and gas production and drilling company, at a campaign stop in Fort Lupton, Colo.,Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  •  -
    Posted: 5/10/2012 2:55:45 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop held at KP Kauffman Co., an oil and gas production and drilling company in Fort Lupton, Colo., Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)