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 »

New lawsuit filed against Cape Wind power project

Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound have filed a federal lawsuit saying the state overstepped its authority when it brokered an agreement for a major utility to buy power from the project.  More »

European Union relaxes renewables target

The European Commission is shying away from more ambitious mandatory renewable energy goals in its fight against climate change.  More »

Oil above $95 as IMF raises global growth forecast

The price of oil rose Wednesday amid expectations for solid demand after the International Monetary Fund raised its growth forecasts for the world and U.S. economies.  More »

Railroad in deadly Canada derailment auctioned off

A Chapter 11 trustee had said the goal was to recoup losses for creditors while keeping the entire rail line in operation.  More »

Oil rises on outlook for higher demand

Natural gas futures rose more than 2 percent as frigid air descended on the eastern part of the U.S.  More »

BP seeks rehearing in spill settlement dispute

BP argues that a divided three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit erred earlier this month.  More »

Hedge fund calls for Dow Chemical spin off

Hedge fund Third Point LLC said Tuesday that it has acquired a significant stake in Dow Chemical and wants the company to spin off its petrochemicals division.  More »

Halliburton manager from Katy sentenced in Gulf spill case

A former Halliburton manager has been sentenced to one year of probation for destroying evidence after BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
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