Panel: Local support crucial for nuke waste sites

Efforts to replace a disputed nuclear dump in Nevada are doomed unless officials generate local support for alternative sites, a presidential commission says.  More »

Oil drops to below $96 after weak GDP report

The data raised questions about the strength of oil demand in the months ahead.  More »

Bomb blast hits oil pipeline in western Syria

A bomb blast struck a major oil pipeline in western Syria on Friday, causing oil to spill into a nearby lake. State television said the explosion was a “terrorist” attack by a group of “saboteurs.”  More »

680-mile gas pipeline from Ore. to Wyo. online

A natural gas pipeline that links Wyoming to Oregon is up and running after three years of construction.  More »

Oil giants reaping big profits in second quarter as fuel prices soar

Big Oil continued to make big money in the second quarter.  More »

Statoil sees record profit in second quarter

Higher oil and gas prices and the sale of a stake in a Brazilian oil field helped Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA post record profits in the second quarter of the year, the company said this morning.  More »

State council to look at pipeline failure risk

An oil pipeline safety council created by Governor Brian Schweitzer after a major Exxon Mobil Corp. pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River holds its first meeting in Helena Monday.  More »

Massey Energy settles W. Va. coal slurry case

After a marathon mediation session that ended just before dawn today, mining company Massey Energy settled a 7-year-old lawsuit with hundreds of southern West Virginia residents who claim the company poisoned their drinking water supplies with coal slurry.  More »

Dow profit tops estimates on plastics, chemicals

Dow Chemical Co. said today that its second-quarter profit surged 73 percent on a combination of higher prices, increasing sales and comparison to results a year-ago weighed down by one-time charges.  More »

Ark. commission votes to shut down wells

The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission is hearing testimony as it considers shutting down an Oklahoma company’s natural gas drilling disposal well and banning new wells in central Arkansas where hundreds of small earthquakes have occurred.  More »

Hit may have caused Wyo. pipeline rupture

The company that owns a Wyoming gas pipeline that ruptured last week believes something hit the pipeline.  More »

USDA to support biofuels project in Kansas

The federal government will provide funds for a project to convert switchgrass to biofuels in southwest Kansas.  More »