Hybrid, electric cars see record sales

Americans are buying record numbers of hybrid and electric cars as gas prices climb and new models arrive in showrooms, giving the vehicles their greatest share yet of the U.S. auto market.  More »

N. Dakota oil production doubles in past 2 years

North Dakota oil production has more than doubled in the past two years, and the state’s sweet crude is now helping to feed refineries on the East, West and Gulf coasts.  More »

Expert says all Pa. oil, gas waste needs treatment

A former top environmental official says Pennsylvania’s successful efforts to keep Marcellus Shale wastewater away from drinking water supplies should be extended to all other oil and gas drillers.  More »

Costs, fuel sales drop lead refinery to shut unit

Decreased jet fuel sales in Anchorage were a secondary factor into the decision to shut down a crude oil refining unit at the North Pole Refinery, which will cost 35 to 40 jobs, according to a spokesman for refinery owner Flint Hills Resources.  More »

Governor calling special session on oil taxes, two other issues

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling lawmakers back for a special session this week to deal with unresolved issues from the just-ended legislative session, including oil taxes.  More »

Oil falls to near $102 after Iran nuclear talks

Oil fell to near $102 a barrel Monday in Asia after negotiators said meetings over Iran’s nuclear program last weekend began on a positive note, easing tensions that had sent crude higher.  More »

Parts of Kalamazoo River could reopen this summer

Sections of the Kalamazoo River that have been closed since a 2010 pipeline rupture that spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan could reopen this summer.  More »

Oil falls below $103 after China growth slows

Retail U.S. gasoline prices fell for the seventh day in a row.  More »

Infrastructure could limit Bakken drilling

Infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of oil and gas drilling rigs in the Bakken system’s rich Williston Basin, industry executives said at a conference.  More »

Exxon top exec earns 17pct. pay increase

Exxon Mobil says its top executive received a 17 percent increase in compensation last year.  More »

ND oil drilling not disturbing underground nukes

Intense oil drilling that’s honeycombing western North Dakota has not disturbed nuclear-tipped missiles buried beneath much of the same real estate that companies are targeting for crude, the military says.  More »

More wear found on tubes at ailing Cal nuke plant

The operator of an idled nuclear plant on the California coast announced Thursday that more unusual wear has been found on tubing that carries radioactive water, the latest disclosure in a mystery involving the plant’s steam generators.  More »