Ahead of the Bell: Oil supplies expected to drop

NEW YORK — The Energy Department on Wednesday is expected to report a 300,000-barrel decline in commercial crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 7, according to a survey by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos. The Energy…  More »

Ahead of the Bell: Oil supplies expected to drop

NEW YORK — The Energy Department on Wednesday is expected to report a 300,000-barrel decline in commercial crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 7, according to a survey by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos. The Energy…  More »

Ahead of the Bell: Oil supplies expected to drop

NEW YORK — The Energy Department on Wednesday is expected to report a 300,000-barrel decline in commercial crude oil inventories for the week ended Jan. 7, according to a survey by Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill Cos. The Energy…  More »

Texas Railroad Commission may get a new name

HOUSTON — What is 120 years old, has nothing to do with trains, planes or automobiles and oversees a massive chunk of the nation’s oil and gas activities? The Railroad Commission of Texas — of course.  More »

Oil hovers above $91 amid US gasoline supply jump

SINGAPORE — Oil prices hovered above $91 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. gasoline supplies rose more than expected, suggesting demand may have slowed. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose 4 cents to $91.15 a barrel late …  More »

Asian shares gain ahead of Europe debt sales

BANGKOK — Asian shares advanced Wednesday, pushed higher by an overnight rise on Wall Street and a pledge by Japan to buy bonds aimed at financing Europe’s bailout fund. Oil prices hovered above $91 a barrel after a report showed U.S. gasoline su…  More »

Asian shares gain ahead of Europe debt sales

BANGKOK — Asian shares advanced Wednesday, pushed higher by an overnight rise on Wall Street and a pledge by Japan to buy bonds aimed at financing Europe’s bailout fund. Oil prices hovered above $91 a barrel after a report showed U.S. gasoline su…  More »

Oil hovers above $91 amid US gasoline supply jump

SINGAPORE — Oil prices hovered above $91 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. gasoline supplies rose more than expected, suggesting demand may have slowed. Benchmark oil for February delivery rose 1 cent to $91.12 a barrel midday…  More »

Spill report highlights risks of Arctic drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A presidential panel investigating the BP well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico urged “utmost care” for future drilling in remote waters off Alaska’s northern coasts.  More »

Fishermen, business owners beg for BP spill money

LAFITTE, La. — Shrimper Elmer Rogers broke down on Tuesday, dropped to his knees in front of BP’s oil spill claims fund administrator and pleaded for money to help him pay his bills, to feed his daughter and keep his house.  More »

Fishermen, business owners beg for BP spill money

LAFITTE, La. — Shrimper Elmer Rogers broke down on Tuesday, dropped to his knees in front of BP’s oil spill claims fund administrator and pleaded for money to help him pay his bills, to feed his daughter and keep his house.  More »

Fishermen, business owners beg for BP spill money

LAFITTE, La. — Shrimper Elmer Rogers broke down on Tuesday, dropped to his knees in front of BP’s oil spill claims fund administrator and pleaded for money to help him pay his bills, to feed his daughter and keep his house.  More »

Spill report rekindles Democratic push for reform

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress pledged Tuesday to push for tougher regulation of offshore drilling and to make oil companies more financially responsible for spills — steps a presidential panel says are necessary to prevent another cata…  More »

Spill report rekindles Democratic push for reform

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress pledged Tuesday to push for tougher regulation of offshore drilling and to make oil companies more financially responsible for spills — steps a presidential panel says are necessary to prevent another cata…  More »

Spill report rekindles Democratic push for reform

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress pledged Tuesday to push for tougher regulation of offshore drilling and to make oil companies more financially responsible for spills — steps a presidential panel says are necessary to prevent another cata…  More »