Sage grouse scares off BLM oil, gas bidders in Nevada

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide early next year whether to grant a petition by conservationists to list the bird as threatened or endangered.  More »

North Dakota regulators to vote on oil shipment rules

Oil industry officials have said the state already has proper regulations in place.  More »

Oil prices may delay Oklahoma income tax cut

A law signed in April by Gov. Mary Fallin requires for the cut to take effect an increase in state revenue, provided in part by tax collections that rise and fall with oil prices.  More »

Fuel exports soar under Obama

U.S. exports of diesel and gasoline have doubled since President Barack Obama took office, and the carbon embedded in them has meet political goals by taking it off America’s pollution balance sheet.  More »

Crow leader says Obama climate plan would hurt tribe

Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote said Friday that the proposed rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would wreck the tribe’s economy.  More »

Bird’s fate shaping energy development in US West

The grouse’s huge range, covering portions of 11 states and an area more than four times as big as New England, includes vast oil, gas and coal reserves and the best type of windy, open country for developing wind power.  More »

Man pleads guilty in oil spill fraud case

Charlie English worked as a claims adjuster for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility.  More »

Shale gas line to the Northeast gets federal nod

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval means the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline could be built and operational by next winter.  More »

Ex-BP executive fighting Gulf oil spill charges

Among the defense arguments are: one count is unconstitutionally vague; the congressional subcommittee investigation that Rainey is accused of obstructing had not been properly authorized; and one of the charges takes Rainey’s statements about the flow rate from the well out of context.  More »

Crashing oil prices hurting Pennsylvania drillers

“It’s putting a monkey wrench into the industry’s economy,” said Lou D’Amico, president of the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Producers.  More »

Russia warns of recession next year

Russia’s economy has been damaged by low oil prices, a key export and the backbone of the state budget, as well as Western sanctions over its role in eastern Ukraine.  More »

Iraq reaches major oil deal with Kurds

Earlier this year, Baghdad cut the 17 percent of the state budget that is supposed to go to the Kurdish region.  More »

German utility company E.ON to focus on renewables

E.ON said in a statement late Sunday that the new strategy will see it quit conventional power generation, global energy trading, exploration and production.  More »

Texas towns test oil and gas supremacy on fracking

A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry’s traditional supremacy over the right to frack.  More »

Crude drops as OPEC stays course

Crude oil prices fell $5 a barrel Thursday as OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna decided not to cut production.  More »
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