GM will offer loaner cars to Chevy Volt drivers

General Motors announced today that it would offer loaner cars to Chevrolet Volt owners to alleviate any concerns about potential fires in the all-electric car.  More »

Supreme Court may throw out penalty against Southern Union

The Supreme Court will consider throwing out an $18 million penalty against Texas-based Southern Union Co. for illegally storing mercury at a rundown building in Rhode Island.  More »

Anadarko increases estimates of Mozambique fields

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC), part-owner of one of the biggest oil discoveries in Africa, increased its estimate of recoverable natural gas at its Mozambique fields after drilling at the Barquentine-3 prospect.  More »

Oil rises near $97 a barrel; U.S. fuel prices fall

Oil was up Friday, but was down slightly for the week.  More »

Feud continues between Rice professor and congressman

The feud between Alaska Congressman Don Young and prominent historian Douglas Brinkley that started at a House committee hearing last Friday has continued, with Brinkley calling Young a bully and a “low-grade Joseph McCarthy.”  More »

Airlines cut small jets as fuel prices soar

The little planes that connect America’s small cities to the rest of the world are slowly being phased out.  More »

Companies give GOP, regulators, different messages

Large and small companies have told Republican-led congressional committees what the party wants to hear: dire predictions of plant closings and layoffs if the Obama administration succeeds with plans to further curb air and water pollution.  More »

Libyan official says oil output increasing fast

Libya’s oil production is quickly increasing and now stands at more than 600,000 barrels a day, a prominent Libyan oil expert said.  More »

China launches probe of US renewable energy policy

China’s government announced today a trade probe of whether U.S. support for renewable energy companies improperly hurts foreign suppliers, adding to tensions over an industry seen as an important source of jobs and economic growth.  More »

Oil near $97 amid light Thanksgiving volume

Oil prices rose slightly to near $97 a barrel today in Asia amid light trading volume ahead of a U.S. holiday.  More »

Weekly US oil and gas rig count drops by 1

The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by one this week to 2,000.  More »

Report: Measure would close Calif. nuclear plants

A nonpartisan analysis finds a proposed state ballot initiative would force California’s two nuclear power plants to shut down, causing electricity rates to jump dramatically and possibly resulting in rolling blackouts.  More »

Chevron to be audited by Brazil on oil spill

Brazil’s federal audit court wants to investigate contracts between Chevron Corp (CVX) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), its partner at the Frade project where an oil leak occurred, O Globo reported, without saying where it got the information.  More »

North Dakota surpasses oil production record

North Dakota oil drillers have outdone last year’s record crude production and are nearing a milestone of a half-million barrels of oil a day, according to an Associated Press analysis confirmed by state and industry officials.  More »

Cyprus to launch new offshore oil and gas search

Cyprus will launch a new licensing round for more exploratory drilling for offshore oil and gas in four to six weeks, an official said Wednesday, a move underscoring its right to search for energy sources which rival Turkey strongly disputes.  More »