Oil rises above $99 amid new sanctions on Russia

The price of oil extended losses Friday as seasonal maintenance of refineries crimps U.S. demand and a stronger dollar makes the commodity more expensive.  More »

Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into river (photos)

North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation’s largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations.  More »

5-inch pipeline crack leaks oil in nature preserve

A 5-inch crack in a pipeline caused more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a suburban nature preserve, officials said Thursday.  More »

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger (photos)

Twenty five years after the Exxon Valdez spill, most of the species have recovered. But some wildlife, as well as the people who live in the region, are still struggling.  More »

North Dakota to pay for illegal oil waste cleanup

The building’s owner normally would have to pay for the cleanup but he was charged with felony larceny in an unrelated incident and hasn’t been located.  More »

Oil back below $100 on rising supply

Natural gas lost 12 cents to $4.37 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »

JPMorgan selling physical commodities business

The deal would put the commodities business in the hands of Swiss company Mercuria Energy Group.  More »

Alaska Senate passes bill to advance gas project with split vote

The Alaska Senate on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project, over nagging concerns about the role of TransCanada Corp.  More »

Oil gains most in 2 weeks on U.S. factory data

Benchmark U.S. crude for April delivery gained $1.62 to $99.70.  More »

Palestinians seek to drill for oil in West Bank

The project was among a series of initiatives drawn up by Mideast envoy Tony Blair.  More »

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 »