Turmoil in Iraq is pushing up US gasoline prices

Violence in Iraq is pushing U.S. gasoline prices higher, depriving drivers of the usual price break between Memorial Day and July Fourth.  More »

U.S. oil slips below $106 on supply data

But Brent crude, a benchmark used to price international oil used by many U.S. refiners, rose in London to its highest level since September.  More »

Threatened bird leads feds to block some drilling

The federal government is declaring more than 400,000 acres in Colorado and Utah off-limits to energy exploration to protect a little-known bird.  More »

Feds want time to decide on retrial for former BP engineer

Prosecutors said Tuesday that deciding whether to appeal Duval’s order will take time and will require involvement of top Justice Department officials.  More »

Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a staunch supporter of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the U.S. delayed a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline,  More »

Oil prices slip as U.S. deploys small force to Iraq

Benchmark U.S crude for July delivery dropped 54 cents to $106.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »

North Dakota oil production surpasses 1 million barrels per day

North Dakota’s oil production surpassed 1 million barrels per day in April for the first time in history, according to preliminary state data released Tuesday.  More »

Hillary Clinton weighs in on Keystone XL pipeline

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline shouldn’t be seen as a proxy for the relationship between Canada and the United States.  More »

Oil barely changed as market watches Iraq turmoil

Higher oil prices could mean U.S. drivers won’t see an expected decline at the pump ahead of the July 4th holiday.  More »

The reality behind Obama’s power plant pollution limits

President Barack Obama’s new pollution limits for power plants have set off an avalanche of information about what the rules will cost and how far they will go toward curbing climate change. One problem: Almost none of it is based in reality.  More »

Russia cuts gas supply to Ukraine

Russia on Monday cut gas supplies to Ukraine as a payment deadline passed and negotiators failed to reach a deal on gas prices and unpaid bills amid continued fighting in eastern Ukraine.  More »

Four in 10 higher risk wells aren’t inspected by feds

Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom.  More »

Oil keeps rising, nears $107 on Iraq fighting

The price of oil continued to climb Friday, nearing $107 a barrel as Iraq’s widening insurgency fueled concerns that crude supplies from OPEC’s No. 2 producer could be hurt.  More »

Workers in key industries getting most pay raises

Oil and gas workers earned an average 11 percent more an hour in April than they did a year ago, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s more than five times the average gain across all industries.  More »

Judge throws out conviction of ex-BP engineer

A federal judge has thrown out the conviction of a former BP engineer who was convicted of deleting company text messages related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »
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