Antero Resources to lay off more than 250 contract brokers

An Antero representative says prices for natural gas liquids have been affected by a drop in crude oil prices.  More »

Incoming Lt. Gov. Patrick vows tax relief despite oil prices

Patrick acknowledged Monday that the slowdown of the oil and gas industry is impacting sales tax collections that give lawmakers spending power.  More »

New Senate chairmen aim to undo Obama’s policies

The likely ascent of Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, 79, represents one of the biggest sea changes on a Senate committee with Republicans in charge.  More »

Libyan fighter jets bomb Greek tanker ship, killing 2

Libya is split between a United Nations-recognized government in the east and Islamists who control Tripoli in the west.  More »

Utah gears up for lands fight as deadline passes

A Utah state report found that oil and gas leases would allow Utah to afford the $280 million annual cost of managing the land, but only if those prices remained high.  More »

Low oil prices unlikely to hurt railroads much

Carloads of crude oil spiked well over 4000 percent between 2008 and last year — from 9,500 carloads to 435,560 — as production boomed and the cost for a barrel of oil soared into the triple digits.  More »

States work to meet new renewable energy standards

From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.  More »

Exxon Mobil seeks to bar pipeline files

Exxon Mobil says it shouldn’t have to release any further information on a proposed but abandoned pipeline intended to run alongside the Pegasus pipeline that ruptured in 2013 in central Arkansas.  More »

Pacific Ethanol buys rival Aventine in $190 million stock deal

The deal announced Wednesday provides new scale for the California company which dominates markets in the West as it picks up Aventine’s infrastructure and networks in the Midwest and East.  More »

Anadarko, Dallas company to reimburse $5 million to Oklahoma

State staff monitoring oil and gas wells for compliance discovered Anadarko Petroleum and Exco Resources weren’t paying the full amount from their wells to a trust fund for Oklahoma public schools.  More »

Chesapeake ups payment amount in leaseholders suit

A subsidiary of energy giant Chesapeake Energy is increasing the amount it will pay to settle a federal lawsuit over natural gas drilling royalties for Pennsylvania landowners.  More »

Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit

Gulf Coast businessmen Scott Walker, Kirk Ladner and Steve Seymour, who is also a Hancock County supervisor, filed the lawsuit in October in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Mississippi.  More »

Texas gasoline prices near $2

Across the nation, U.S. drivers are gas stations are averaging $2.27 per gallon.  More »

Oklahoma to increase wind-generated power

Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration says developers are planning to increase wind power capacity with projects primarily in Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas.  More »

Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of southwestern Kansas, Jan Leonard is seeing the benefits of one of the federal government’s most contentious programs.  More »