Sen. Mark Udall says a Union Pacific derailment and oil spill in Weld County illustrates the importance of upgrading rail safety regulations. More »
The federal agency responsible for making sure states effectively oversee the safety of natural gas and other pipelines is failing to do its job, a government watchdog said in a report released Friday. More »
President Barack Obama is showcasing Wal-Mart, often a target of labor groups and other Democratic constituencies, to promote advances in energy efficiency in his broader campaign to confront climate change. More »
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defended as fair and commonsense the oil tax structure she championed while in office, a system that has been dismantled by state lawmakers and her successor, fellow Republican Sean Parnell. More »
The U.S. Department of Transportation required railroads to inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments of crude oil. More »
U.S. crude for June delivery fell 51 cents to close at $100.26 a barrel. More »
The United States warned both sides to de-escalate tensions and urged China to clarify its claims to the territory.
A recently adopted temporary ban is in place until September, but hydraulic fracturing opponents want to make that permanent through an ordinance that would prohibit the practice in Denton.
U.S. crude for June delivery rose $1.27 to close at $100.77 a barrel. More »
The Transportation Department also is urging railroads to use the most protective type of rail tank cars to ship the oil. More »
U.S. crude for June delivery rose 2 cents to close at $99.50. More »
The 79-20 vote to limit debate on an energy efficiency bill lost much of its significance as the two parties continued to argue over what amendments to allow on the measure, including the pipeline project. More »