China insists it has right to put rig off Vietnam

The United States warned both sides to de-escalate tensions and urged China to clarify its claims to the territory.  More »

N. Texas city could be first in state to ban hydraulic fracturing

A recently adopted temporary ban is in place until September, but hydraulic fracturing opponents want to make that permanent through an ordinance that would prohibit the practice in Denton.  More »

Oil rises as stockpiles fall

U.S. crude for June delivery rose $1.27 to close at $100.77 a barrel.  More »

Government issues emergency order on crude oil trains

The Transportation Department also is urging railroads to use the most protective type of rail tank cars to ship the oil.  More »

Oil little changed as traders await supply

U.S. crude for June delivery rose 2 cents to close at $99.50.  More »

Senate takes up energy bill amid Keystone squabble

The 79-20 vote to limit debate on an energy efficiency bill lost much of its significance as the two parties continued to argue over what amendments to allow on the measure, including the pipeline project.  More »

Planned gas pipeline to Mexico stirs controversy

The proposed pipeline is criticized as opening a new route for smugglers and immigrants illegally entering the country.  More »

Oil slips on China data; gasoline price declines

U.S. crude for June delivery fell 28 cents to close at $99.48 a barrel.  More »

Oil climbs as Ukraine fear outweighs China data

The price of oil climbed above $100 a barrel Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed a fourth month of contraction in China’s manufacturing.  More »

Investigators narrow possible causes of oil train derailment

The National Transportation Safety Board says the crew’s actions, the train’s equipment or speed did not likely contribute to the fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.  More »

Oil rises but stays below $100 level

Prices fell below $100 a barrel this week, mostly due to a surge in U.S. supplies of crude oil.  More »

US to build gasoline reserves in Northeast

The government is establishing its first emergency reserves of gasoline to address future fuel disruptions in the New York City area and New England like those caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Energy Department announced Friday.  More »