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 »

Hearing starts in ex-BP engineer’s obstruction case

The judge gave no indication when he would rule.  More »

Crude oil shipments up 83 percent on US railroads

The number of carloads of crude oil U.S. railroads delivered last year surged 83 percent over 2012 as concerns about the shipments grow.  More »

Hearing starts in ex-BP engineer obstruction case

Attorneys for a BP engineer found guilty of obstructing an investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill wants his conviction thrown out, saying the jury forewoman heard statements outside of the trial that influenced the panel’s decision.  More »

Oil up slightly as natural gas slumps

The price of oil rose above $98 per barrel on Thursday after plunging the day before on concern China’s economic slowdown is deepening.  More »

Emails show ties between Duke, state regulators

Staff exchanged messages discussing “how Duke wants to be sued.”  More »

Shell to slash US investment on shale disappointments

Shell’s Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden says the company will cut capital spending in the U.S. by 20 percent in 2014 after setbacks in its shale gas operations and in Alaska.  More »

California vies to replace closed nuke plant power

More than two years after the San Onofre nuclear power plant stopped production, California is looking to fill the gap left in its energy grid by the plant that provided enough electricity for 1.4 million homes.  More »

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.  More »