Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

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 »

Planned gas pipeline to Mexico stirs controversy

The proposed pipeline is criticized as opening a new route for smugglers and immigrants illegally entering the country.  More »

Oil slips on China data; gasoline price declines

U.S. crude for June delivery fell 28 cents to close at $99.48 a barrel.  More »

Oil climbs as Ukraine fear outweighs China data

The price of oil climbed above $100 a barrel Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed a fourth month of contraction in China’s manufacturing.  More »

Investigators narrow possible causes of oil train derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board says the crew’s actions, the train’s equipment or speed did not likely contribute to the fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.  More »

Oil rises but stays below $100 level

Prices fell below $100 a barrel this week, mostly due to a surge in U.S. supplies of crude oil.  More »

US to build gasoline reserves in Northeast

The government is establishing its first emergency reserves of gasoline to address future fuel disruptions in the New York City area and New England like those caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Energy Department announced Friday.  More »

Oil-train wreck heightens fire chiefs’ concerns

Emergency officials say an oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia underscores the fact that many departments don’t have the resources to deal with such an accident along a busy route for hauling oil.  More »

Natural gas industry plans rally in Pennsylvania

The largest natural gas industry group in the region is helping to organize a rally in Pennsylvania’s capital to show support for the industry.  More »

Berkshire Hathaway unit buying AltaLink for $2.9B

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s energy unit is buying the rest of Canadian power transmission provider AltaLink for about $2.92 billion.  More »

Chevron profit plunges on lower production, prices

Chevron Corp. says its net income fell 27 percent in the first quarter because of lower global oil prices and decreased production of oil as a result of bad weather.  More »

Police break Greenpeace blockade on Russian tanker

Dutch police stormed a Greenpeace ship Thursday and ended environmentalists’ attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port.  More »
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