Utility stops talks on fund for pipeline blast

The city of San Bruno said Wednesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has broken off settlement talks with the city about a compensation fund for a gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes.  More »

Republicans take Solyndra message to Obama

If you want a window into how outside Republican groups are likely to assail President Barack Obama’s record this year, look no further than how the GOP is lambasting the administration’s handling of solar company Solyndra.  More »

Eni 4Q results hit by refining losses

Losses from Eni’s gas and refining business contributed to a 10 percent drop in fourth-quarter profits, the company reported Wednesday.  More »

Analysis: US bid to crimp Iran oil sales stumbles

American attempts to get major Asian importers of Iranian oil to rein in their purchases are faltering as allies South Korea and Japan give U.S. officials a polite brushoff. Emerging giants India and China may even increase their purchases, further stymieing Washington’s efforts to force Iran to curtail its nuclear program.  More »

Oil stays above $100 a barrel

Natural gas futures surged by 10 cents to finish at $2.53 per 1,000 cubic feet. Analysts say investors are betting that prices have dropped about as far as they’ll go, and they’ll eventually rebound.  More »

TransCanada hopes for 2015 Keystone startup date

TransCanada has pushed back the possible startup date of a controversial pipeline that would carry Canadian oil to refineries in Texas.  More »

Analyst says trans-Alaska pipeline flow can grow

Gov. Sean Parnell’s goal of nearly doubling the flow of oil through the trans-Alaska pipeline could be achieved over the next 10 to 15 years — but not without major fiscal and policy changes, a consultant said.  More »

Oil settles above $100 a barrel

Investors were encouraged that Greece would get the bailout money it needs.  More »

Chesapeake looking to sell assets, reduce debt

Chesapeake Energy will try to raise as much as $8 billion by selling parts or all of some of its emerging oil and gas territory in West Texas and Oklahoma.  More »

Transocean asks judge to make key witness testify

Lawyers for the owners of the drilling rig that exploded at the start of the 2010 oil spill are asking a federal judge to make a key witness talk to them before their trial.  More »

Drillers cut natural gas production as prices drop

As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing. Drillers don’t make money if prices go too low — and drilling wells isn’t cheap.  More »

EPA examining gas drilling in southwestern Pa.

Federal environmental investigators examining the impact of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale are focusing on southwestern Pennsylvania’s Washington County.  More »

New spill reported on Eni oil well in Nigeria

An environmental group says there is a new spill on an oil well run by Italian firm Eni SpA in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta.  More »

Alaska lawmakers debate tax cut for oil companies

Alaska’s economic future is on the line if more oil doesn’t flow through the 800-mile trans-Alaska pipeline.  More »

Report says green energy loans could cost $3 billion

The review did not involve Solyndra or Beacon Power Corp.,companies that went bankrupt after receiving a federal loan.  More »