Oil-train wreck heightens fire chiefs’ concerns

Emergency officials say an oil train derailment in Lynchburg, Virginia underscores the fact that many departments don’t have the resources to deal with such an accident along a busy route for hauling oil.  More »

Natural gas industry plans rally in Pennsylvania

The largest natural gas industry group in the region is helping to organize a rally in Pennsylvania’s capital to show support for the industry.  More »

Berkshire Hathaway unit buying AltaLink for $2.9B

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s energy unit is buying the rest of Canadian power transmission provider AltaLink for about $2.92 billion.  More »

Chevron profit plunges on lower production, prices

Chevron Corp. says its net income fell 27 percent in the first quarter because of lower global oil prices and decreased production of oil as a result of bad weather.  More »

Police break Greenpeace blockade on Russian tanker

Dutch police stormed a Greenpeace ship Thursday and ended environmentalists’ attempts to block a Russian tanker carrying oil from the Arctic Ocean from mooring at Rotterdam Port.  More »

Supporters say Keystone bill short of 60 votes

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, has said she will use all her power to make sure the project is built.  More »

Oil falls a second day on U.S. growth, supply worry

U.S. crude oil dropped 32 cents to $99.42 a barrel.  More »

Mexico lays out energy reform rules

The Mexican government is proposing bidding-based rules for the opening of its state-owned oil and energy industry, saying contracts and production licenses will be put out for public bid and will go to the company that offers the best return.  More »

2 killed, 9 hurt in Texas oil field explosion

The explosion was 60 miles southeast of Carlsbad, N.M.  More »

Worker deaths surged in oil boom state, AFL-CIO says

The 2012 rate is a dramatic increase from the 7 deaths per 100,000 workers recorded in 2007 before the state’s oil and economic boom took off.  More »

US seeks reinstatement of charge in BP spill case

The case involves allegations that David Rainey failed to disclose information from BP indicating that the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf after the explosion could have been far higher than estimates then being made publicly.  More »

Exxon Mobil, Chevron raise their dividends

Quarterly financial reports are expected to show more than $13 billion in combined earnings.  More »