Study touts benefits of wood pellets for energy

Using wood pellets for fuel in southwestern Wisconsin could save millions of dollars a year in energy costs, slash carbon dioxide emissions and create at least 80 jobs, according to a study.  More »

Oil prices rise on U.S. jobs report

Benchmark U.S. crude rose 85 cents to close at $101.14 a barrel.  More »

Missouri lawmakers target Obama with pro-Keystone resolution

Missouri lawmakers have passed a resolution encouraging President Barack Obama’s administration to approve a proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States.  More »

Hundreds of activists rally at heated hearing on oil pipeline

Public debate grew heated Thursday about Enbridge Energy’s plan to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline across northern Minnesota.  More »

Exxon gasoline terminal reopens after bad batch

ExxonMobil has reopened the racks at its Baton Rouge gasoline terminal after it shut the facility down because of problems involving more than 5 million gallons of unleaded regular fuel.  More »

Oil rises on anticipation of improved jobs report

Benchmark U.S. crude gained 67 cents to close at $100.29 a barrel.  More »

Oil falls even with supply drop

West Texas Intermediate crude fell the most since March 12 on speculation that U.S. inventories gained for an 11th week and as a gauge of manufacturing rose less than expected. Brent slipped.  More »

Officials seek clues in natural gas facility blast

State and federal regulators looking for what caused an explosion at a liquefied natural gas facility on the Washington-Oregon border began interviewing injured workers Tuesday as an evacuation order covering hundreds of nearby residents was lifted.  More »

Utility criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was charged on Tuesday with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.  More »

Former BP engineer gets sentencing delay

A judge granted a delay until Aug. 6.  More »

Oil falls below $100 on China factory data

The price of oil fell Tuesday, dented by soft Chinese manufacturing figures and Russia’s withdrawal of a small number of troops from the forces massed along its border with Ukraine.  More »

Workers injured as blast rocks Washington gas plant

A large explosion rocked a natural gas processing plant on the Washington-Oregon border Monday, injuring five workers.  More »