Grid operator says 4 new plants will ease demand

Peak demand this summer is expected to exceed 68,000 megawatts.  More »

Oil down as Ukraine fears ease, U.S. supplies rise

U.S. crude for April delivery dropped $1.88 to close at $101.45 a barrel.  More »

Exxon Mobil to cut spending this year

The company says it will reduce capital spending by 6 percent.  More »

Oil prices slip

The price of oil slipped to near $103 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns over Russia’s military advance into Ukraine eased, but the situation remained tense overall.  More »

Oil drops as Putin comments cool Ukraine tension

U.S. crude for April delivery fell $1.59 to $103.33 a barrel.  More »

Crude oil drops after big jump over Ukraine crisis

The price of crude oil dropped sharply Tuesday after a big jump the day before over concern that Russia’s military advance into Ukraine could result in economic sanctions against one of the world’s major energy suppliers.  More »

Oil prices spike on Russia sanctions fears

U.S. crude for April delivery gained $2.33 to close at $104.92 a barrel.  More »

Pipeline protesters arrested at White House

Police arrested hundreds of people who strapped themselves to the White House fence on Sunday to protest the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline.  More »

Maine governor seeks to get rid of wind energy goals

More than five years ago, Maine set ambitious goals to spur wind power development aimed at helping wean the state off fossil fuels. But now Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the targets don’t really help the state and are so far out of reach as to be meaningless.  More »

Missouri rule on track to hike ethanol blend in gasoline

A proposed rule allowing the sale of gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol blend has been on hold since last October when it was temporarily blocked by a Missouri legislative committee.  More »

Hundreds propose places to protect from drilling

The North Dakota Industrial Commission received more than 500 comments from the public on a proposal for places deemed worthy of special protection from energy development.  More »

Iraq official says oil exports jump in February

Iraq’s daily oil exports surged to 2.8 million barrels per day in February, some half million barrels more than in the previous month.  More »

Oil ends month with 5 percent gain; pump price up

For all of February, oil gained $5.10 a barrel.  More »

Judge upholds vote for county fracking ban

A judge on Thursday upheld the results of a bitterly disputed election in the city and county of Broomfield that narrowly approved a five-year ban on fracking.  More »

Battle shaping up over ‘Big Oil’ lawsuit bill

Supporters of a south Louisiana flood control board’s lawsuit against scores of oil and gas companies over erosion of coastal wetlands announced plans Thursday to fight legislation they say could undermine not only the lawsuit but the political independence of the board.  More »