Gazprom assures Europe gas supply; German firm starts deliveries to Ukraine

The head of Russian gas giant Gazprom told a European energy leader Tuesday that it will continue to provide a reliable supply of natural gas to the European market, according to Reuters.  More »

Keystone opponents carve anti-pipeline message into field

Opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast have stamped a massive message of resistance into a Nebraska field that is in the project’s path.  More »

New Democratic senator finds identity as Obama energy critic

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp fashioned herself as an independent-minded candidate as she won an upset victory in 2012. And she has carried that ethos into her second year in office, emerging as perhaps the White House’s most consistent Democratic critic on energy policy.  More »

California to see surge in oil brought in by rail

Government regulators predict a surge in U.S. oil production will means a steep increase in the number of trains carrying it to California refineries.  More »

Oil price rises past $104 amid Ukraine tensions

Markets have been rattled by concern Western sanctions against Moscow might disrupt Russian exports of oil and gas.  More »

Energy Department seeks methane hydrate proposals

The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of “frozen gas” that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.  More »

Oil up nearly 3 percent for the week

The national average retail price for gasoline rose a penny to $3.62 per gallon.  More »

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation’s strictest.  More »

Utility offers $250K reward in grid attack

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.  More »

Feds: Pipe tear caused oil refinery blast

A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say.  More »

Oil slips on weak China trade data, US supply rise

The price of oil edged slightly lower from a five-week high Thursday after China reported weak monthly trade data and U.S. crude supplies rose substantially last week.  More »

Toyota gas cars get efficient engine from hybrids

Toyota has developed an efficient gasoline engine using technology fine-tuned with gas-electric hybrids, in which the Japanese automaker is an industry leader.  More »