Agency can look at rig owner’s role in oil spill

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board’s right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.  More »

Range Resources to pay $4 million drilling waste fine

The fine was imposed for leaks at open pits Range operates to store the so-called flowback waste from natural gas wells.  More »

Cyprus official says Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

The Houston company Noble Energy is a partner in a field off Cyprus’ southern coast.  More »

Chevron first energy giant to meet new sustainable shale standards

The Center for Sustainable Shale said Thursday that Chevron Corp. is the first energy company to pass a review of 22 production sites in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.  More »

N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.  More »

Senator wants to suspend coal sales on federal lands in West

Sen. Ed Markey says the Interior Department moved too slowly on promised reforms since the Democrat raised concerns about “bargain-basement” lease sales.  More »

Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

Russian media reports said in June that Russia’s largest oil company, state-controlled Rosneft, considered buying Bashneft, part of Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s empire.  More »

Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

Houston-based Kinder Morgan wants a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts .  More »

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China.  More »

BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

Gov. Sean Parnell said he was “extremely disappointed” by the planned layoffs.  More »

Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

Authorities said that a Chevron Corp. subsidiary was still releasing natural gas Sunday from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker.  More »

Oklahoma oil hub getting bigger with new pipelines

New pipeline projects are expanding the size of an Oklahoma crude oil hub that is already one of the most important oil storage facilities in the world.  More »

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.  More »

Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

The spat between Poland and Russia came amid concerns that Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine.  More »

German firm buys shares in North Sea oil, gas

Wintershall’s deal is with Norwegian company Statoil for $1.25 billion. Norway, along with Russia, is a key supplier of gas to Europe.  More »