Russian gas exec defiant in face of sanctions

The chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin has spoken defiantly of possible sanctions by Western powers against him, threatening to move business elsewhere.  More »

Oil leak found in southwest Ohio nature preserve

Fire officials say oil leaked into a southwest Ohio nature preserve from a crude oil pipeline.  More »

Federal grand jury looks into Duke Energy spill

A federal grand jury planned to convene Tuesday as part of a widening criminal investigation triggered by the massive Duke Energy coal ash spill that coated 70 miles of the Dan River with toxic sludge.  More »

Greenpeace activists occupy French nuclear plant

Police have surrounded a nuclear plant in eastern France after more than 60 Greenpeace activists occupied it Tuesday to protest the nation’s reliance on atomic power.  More »

Oil prices gain on US economic outlook

The price of oil edged up Tuesday as strong U.S. factory output boosted the outlook for the world’s biggest economy.  More »

Oil down after Crimea votes to split from Ukraine

Oil prices were slightly lower Monday after Crimea’s vote to split from Ukraine and join Russia.  More »

Ohio’s earthquake average since 2010 has risen

The rise coincides with an average increase in tremblors nationally and to an increase in oil-and-gas drilling and deep injection activity in eastern Ohio.  More »

Cleanup of soil from Exxon oil pipeline spill complete

The company has agreed to do weekly sheen monitoring and sheen removal in the cove and to do the same within 48 hours after rainfall.  More »

A renewed search for western Colorado oil shale

Exxon Mobil has edged another step closer to undertaking oil shale research-and-development projects with the Bureau of Land Management’s approval of development plans.  More »

Oil mars swamp months after crude train crash

The isolated wetland smelled like a garage when a reporter from The Associated Press visited last week, and the charred skeletons of burned trees rose out of water covered with an iridescent sheen and swirling, weathered oil.  More »

Oil prices edge up ahead of Crimea secession vote

Crude still finished the week down more than 3 percent.  More »

US rig count up 17 as North Dakota expands

Of the major oil and gas-producing states, North Dakota gained seven rigs. New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas each gained four.  More »