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 »

Oil jumps to 9-month high after Iran cuts supply

Tehran also is considering extending the embargo to other European countries, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported Monday.  More »

Ecuador court snubs arbitration panel on Chevron

An Ecuadorean appeals court has rejected an order by an international arbitration panel seeking to prevent Amazon rain forest residents from collecting an $18 billion damage award against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination.  More »

Iran says may cut oil to more European countries

Tehran is considering extending an oil embargo on France and Britain to other European countries, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported Monday.  More »

State investigates cause of Wash.’s refinery blaze

State safety inspectors are investigating the cause of a dramatic blaze at Washington’s largest oil refinery Friday near Blaine, as BP launched its own review into why it happened.  More »

Marcellus Shale gas drillers recycling more waste

Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale gas drilling companies are recycling more and more of their briny, chemical-laden wastewater, in most cases complying with a request from state officials to keep the pollutants from being discharged into rivers that supply drinking water.  More »

Cleanup prep continues at Alaska well blowout site

Alaska environmental regulators say cleanup preparations continue at the site of an exploratory well blowout on Alaska’s North Slope.  More »