Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.  More »

Oil falls for first time this week

Crude still finished the week with a gain of more than 2 percent.  More »

Crew extinguishes Mississippi plant fire

The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel.  More »

Oil slips to $97 after rally

The price of oil slipped back to near $97 a barrel Friday, interrupting a sustained rally on expectations for increased demand.  More »

First Solar announces plant for West Texas

First Solar Inc. has announced plans for a power plant in West Texas.  More »

Saudi, IEA talk impact of U.S. shale on oil price

The International Energy Agency says the U.S. will become the world’s largest oil producer by around 2020.  More »

Eyeing investment, Iran shows off its gas sites

With a six-month deal in place easing sanctions, Iran is hoping to draw international investment to the field to spur its production.  More »

Explosion causes fire at Mississippi biodiesel plant

An evacuation was ordered after winds began shifting smoke from the blaze and heavy smoke began to accumulate on the ground, said Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton.  More »

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.  More »

Drug case highlights underside of Bakken boom

Authorities seeking to curb rising crime rates within once-quiet rural communities along the Montana-North Dakota border.  More »

Keystone XL helps crude prices rise

Natural gas futures shot up almost 6 percent as temperatures in many parts of the Northeast dropped.  More »

Officials to review proposed North Dakota drilling rule

The proposal has been criticized by some Republican lawmakers and oil and farm groups.  More »
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