Nearly 7,000 earthquakes occurred between 2014 and 2016.
Israel's defense minister warned drilling would be "a grave mistake," but Hezbollah vowed to "firmly confront any aggression on our oil and gas rights."
The gas rig was much larger than an oil rig.
Over the past year oil companies have discovered volumes on Alaska's North Slope totaling as much as five billion barrels or more of recoverable oil.
As former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson takes over the State Department, anti-corruption rules may be overturned before they go into effect.
Business leaders in Tokyo deemed the situation 'very worrying.'
Further unrest in Turkey could destabilize its pivotal position as a transit state for oil and gas.
At $30 a barrel, shale oil is no longer profitable, causing cutbacks in the U.S. oil and gas industry.
With a global climate change summit looming, so are fights over Obama proposals.
"The Arctic is a unique treasure," Clinton tweeted. "Given what we know, it's not worth the risk of drilling."
American taxpayers are not receiving a fair return from the development of their valuable resources.
Norwegian boss, who started in February, set to "move along" when takeover deal closes around early 2016.