Average retail gas prices drop 8 cents in Texas

AAA says global oil supplies, including significantly higher oil production in the U.S., are outpacing a growth in demand.  More »

Superior Crude to pay $1.6M oil spill penalty

The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice say the consent decree was filed Wednesday.  More »

Plaintiffs accuse Exxon of stifling Arkansas oil spill case

In 2013, the Pegasus pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas, spilling thousands of gallons of oil in a Mayflower neighborhood.  More »

South Dakota poll: 60 percent support Keystone pipeline

The TransCanada Corp. project would transport oil from Canadian tar sands through Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines to carry more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil a day to refineries along the Gulf Coast.  More »

Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois’ coal holdings

Murray Energy Corp., a privately held company with a dozen mines in Illinois and five other states, is among the nation’s most vocal coal producers.  More »

Texas panel amends disposal well rules over earthquake concerns

As of Nov. 17, disposal well operators must research U.S. Geological Survey data for a history of earthquakes within 100 square miles of a proposed well site before applying for a permit.  More »

South Dakota Keystone re-approval draws skepticism

The pipeline has stirred grassroots opposition from the start. Opponents say it would hurt efforts to curb global warming, threaten groundwater and residents’ property rights.  More »

President, French elite honor late Total CEO

Total Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie’s cherubic demeanor made him known and appreciated by many French.  More »

Blackfeet urge government to cancel energy leases

Blackfoot tribal leaders from Canada and Montana are calling on the U.S. government to cancel oil and gas leases on sacred land near Glacier National Park, as a lawsuit works its way through the federal courts.  More »

EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The decision makes the EU the first major economy to set post-2020 emissions targets ahead of a global climate pact that is supposed to be adopted next year in Paris.  More »

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

Poland says that EU’s proposed pace for increasing reliance on renewable energy sources is too fast for Eastern European countries that are trying to grow their economies as they restructure old, energy-dependent industries.  More »

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline

Kinder Morgan Canada has proposed a $5.4 billion expansion of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which links oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the Vancouver, British Columbia-area.  More »

New Mexico audit finds $3 million in uncollected Apache royalties

Land Commissioner Ray Powell says the assessment of Apache Corp.’s production in Lea County turned up royalties going back to January 2009.  More »

Total acts swiftly to replace CEO killed in crash

Barely 36 hours after de Margerie’s death, Total’s board chose its new leader at a board meeting Wednesday.  More »

Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said.  More »