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Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Chevron diesel spill in Utah is larger than first thought

A pipeline linking Salt Lake City and Spokane, Wash. may have leaked 27,000 gallons of diesel fuel into soil and marshes.
Categories: Accidents, Pipelines
A crewman directs a pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas, in 2012. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Senate endorses Keystone XL pipeline construction

The Senate has voted to endorse construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is to carry oil from Canada to Texas oil refineries.
Beach-goers walk on the sand near the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente , Calif.  (AP Photo, Lenny Ignelzi, File)

Ailing San Onofre nuke plant eyes summer restart

Edison has been trying since October to convince the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it’s safe to run one of its units at partial power, after the plant shut down because of damage to hundreds of its tubes that carry radioactive water.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sierra Club blasts plan for fracturing standards

The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standards for fracking.
Money Roll

Gas drillers paid $750K settlement to Pa. family

Newly released court documents show gas drilling company Range Resources and other defendants paid $750,000 to settle claims that the activity ruined a western Pennsylvania family’s property.
(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Drivers endure high gas prices despite US oil boom

The U.S. is increasing its oil production faster than ever, and American drivers are guzzling less gas. But you’d never know it from the price at the pump.
Categories: General
(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Debate over Colorado drilling regulations begins

Oil and gas drilling started to come under review Thursday by Colorado lawmakers, who are poised to abandon their traditional hands-off role and take up a raft of measures to tell state regulators how drilling should be controlled.
(Photo: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr)

Obama names nuclear chief Macfarlane to new term

President Barack Obama has nominated Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane to a new five-year term.
Categories: Nuclear
A oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra on Alaska's North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Senate passes overhaul of oil tax structure

A divided state Senate late Wednesday passed an overhaul of Alaska’s oil tax structure, amid fears it will blow a hole in the state budget and give too much to oil companies with no guarantees.
(Image: Flickr/pawpaw67)

Tribe: Nevada coal plant falsified pollution data

Representatives of an Indian tribe fighting to force the closure of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas said Wednesday they uncovered evidence that from 2006 to 2011, the state’s dominant electric utility submitted “phony” reports to the state about pollution levels near the plant, and avoided any penalty when the problem was discovered.