Chevron cited in Kern County oil field death

State investigators say Chevron Corp. failed to put certain safety procedures in writing before a 54-year-old employee fell into a sinkhole and died on a company oil field in Kern County.  More »

High court rules for power company over Mont. dams

The Supreme Court sided with a power company Wednesday in a dispute with Montana over who owns the riverbeds beneath 10 dams sitting on three Montana rivers.  More »

Exxon Mobil signs 20-year field leases in Nigeria

Nigeria’s state-run oil company says Exxon Mobil Corp. has signed 20-year leases on three major oil fields in the West African nation.  More »

Okla. panel wants to limit refunds for drillers

After pledging to Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry that it would make good on tax breaks temporarily set aside during a fiscal crisis, some legislators believe the state should repay developers only about 50 cents on the dollar.  More »

Nonprofit to study Pa. gas drilling, public health

A nonprofit group has opened an office in western Pennsylvania to help the public with health concerns over Marcellus Shale gas drilling operations.  More »

More testing likely in Wyo. water pollution case

It appears more testing will be done in a Wyoming gas field where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency theorizes a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution.  More »

Fire at Egypt oil refinery kills 4 workers

The director of an oil refinery says four of his Egyptian workers died as they tried to put out a huge fire that erupted at the plant’s complex in the port city of Suez.  More »

Chesapeake earnings more than double

Chesapeake posted earnings of $429 million or 63 cents per share, compared with $180 million, or 28 cents per share, a year ago. The company had hedging gains of $315 million in the fourth quarter.,  More »

Oil price climbs on fear Iran may stop more oil

“People are just scared about Iran,” independent analyst and trader Stephen Schork said.  More »

Cabot, Williams announce new Marcellus pipeline

A natural gas driller and a pipeline company are proposing to build a new pipeline to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to the New York and New England markets.  More »

Shell: Nigeria can produce 4M barrels of oil a day

Nigeria could produce as much as 4 million barrels of oil a day, but production remains held back by chronic problems with the nation’s government and the rampant theft of crude from pipelines, a top official with Royal Dutch Shell PLC said.  More »

Gingrich woos with prospect of $2 gallon gas

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is dangling the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he’s elected.  More »

UGA scientists to study effects of Gulf oil spill

Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.  More »

Crews prepare Alaska well blowout site for cleanup

Crews in Alaska’s North Slope have removed some drilling fluid and contaminated snow from areas near a rig involved in a petroleum well blowout.  More »

Faulty flange link eyed as possible cause of fire

A spokesman says a fire at BP’s Cherry Point refinery might have been caused by a leaky flange connection.  More »