California city pursues gas-pump warning labels

The San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley is moving forward with plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps in what could be the first such requirement of its kind in the nation.  More »

Nigerian fishermen reject Shell’s $50 million

Shell already accepts responsibility for paying compensation and cleaning up spills caused by its own failures.  More »

Oil companies sued for MTBE pollution in Pennsylvania

The companies’ conduct was “wanton, malicious, oppressive and fraudulent,” the lawsuit said, and they “fraudulently, deceptively and unfairly” marketed MTBE as safe for the environment.  More »

Oil gains as Iraq violence weighs on supply fears

The price of U.S. benchmark crude for July delivery rose 46 cents to $106.43 per barrel.  More »

Militants fly their black flags over Iraq refinery

Sunni militants hung their black banners on watchtowers at Iraq’s largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting insurgents have ever-increasing stranglehold on the vital facility.  More »

Prosecutors get time to decide on retrial for former BP engineer

The judge ruled last week that Kurt Mix was entitled to a new trial on an obstruction-of-justice charge because of juror misconduct in his 2013 trial.  More »

Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.  More »

U.S. oil slips below $106 on supply data

But Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international oil used by many U.S. refiners, rose in London to its highest level since September.  More »

Threatened bird leads feds to block some drilling

The federal government is declaring more than 400,000 acres in Colorado and Utah off-limits to energy exploration to protect a little-known bird.  More »

Feds want time to decide on retrial for former BP engineer

Prosecutors said Tuesday that deciding whether to appeal Duval’s order will take time and will require involvement of top Justice Department officials.  More »

Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a staunch supporter of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the U.S. delayed a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline,  More »

Oil prices slip as U.S. deploys small force to Iraq

Benchmark U.S crude for July delivery dropped 54 cents to $106.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »