Oil gains on China export growth, solid US jobs

Crude gained $1.75 to close at $104.41 a barrel, the highest closing price since March 3.  More »

Bulgaria halts work on Gazprom gas pipeline

Bulgaria’s prime minister has ordered on Sunday a halt to construction work on the Gazprom-led South Stream pipeline project planned to bypass Ukraine as a transit country and consolidating Russia’s energy grip in Europe.  More »

Pipeline firm behind $2.1B project led Pennsylvania list of fines paid

Subsidiaries of a pipeline giant that wants to build a $2.1 billion natural gas pipeline project through central Pennsylvania paid the most money last year in fines imposed by the state’s environmental regulators, a newspaper reported Sunday.  More »

Poll: Pennsylvanians support drilling, with one caveat

Pennsylvanians support drilling for natural gas by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, but a majority is opposed in one condition, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.  More »

Oil futures little changed after U.S. jobs report

A strengthening job market would be in important sign of recovery in the world’s biggest economy, which also translates into higher demand for energy.  More »

Louisiana parish to wage court fight against fracking

The St. Tammany Parish Council will go to court to fight a proposed oil drilling project near Mandeville.  More »

Jindal signs bill to scuttle levee board oil suit

The suit says drilling and dredging by oil, gas and pipeline companies are partially to blame for the degradation of coastal wetlands that serve as a natural hurricane buffer for New Orleans.  More »

Vermont sues refiners over use of gasoline additive

The Vermont Attorney General’s office is suing more than two dozen of the country’s largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.  More »

Wind farm project faces delay over tax credit uncertainty

Construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed because of investors’ uncertainty about a federal wind energy production tax credit.  More »

Kentucky plant emblematic of nationwide move from coal to gas

Across the U.S., utilities are making changes to try to meet stiffer carbon emissions rules the Obama administration announced this week.  More »

Railroads seek to limit oil train disclosures despite order in wake of explosions

Two railroad companies want to prevent the public from getting ahold of details about oil shipments through Washington state, a disclosure the federal government ordered be given to state emergency managers in the wake of several oil train accidents.  More »

PG&E expects new indictment over explosion

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. expects to be hit with a new federal indictment next month over a deadly pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban California neighborhood in 2010, a regulatory filing says.  More »
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