EPA scales back biofuel mandate to reflect reality

The Obama administration is significantly reducing the amount of cellulosic biofuels refiners will have to prove they blended into gasoline last year, acknowledging that the market lagged far behind government projections.  More »

Oil slips to $102 as U.S. crude supplies seen rising

The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.  More »

Shale gas trucks crash in Pennsylvania

A western Pennsylvania intersection was shut down after crash involving a tractor trailer carrying diesel fuel and two trucks carrying water for natural gas drilling operations.  More »

US energy chief: New England energy issues vexing

The nation’s top energy official noted Monday that fuel heating and cooling homes and businesses in New England is among the costliest in the nation, largely because of infrastructure restraints.  More »

Utility pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

As survivors of the blast looked on, attorneys for California’s largest utility entered the plea in federal court in San Francisco to 12 felony violations of federal pipeline safety laws.  More »

Study: Fuels from corn waste worse for climate than gasoline

Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.  More »

Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters

The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.  More »

Utility to be arraigned in fatal pipeline blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.  More »

Alaska legislature approves advancing gas line project

The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill setting the state’s participation in a major liquefied natural gas project.  More »

Photos: Inside Colorado’s fracking boom

Look inside a walled-off fracking facility in Colorado, one of many sites that is making oil — and dollars — flow in the state. But the drilling has come much too fast — and too close — for several communities  More »

Pickens teaming up with family-run Wyoming firm

The business hopes to become the largest maker of natural gas engines for drilling rigs.  More »

Oil tops $104 on Ukraine fears

Natural gas surged nearly 5 percent after the Energy Department reported that U.S. storage levels rose less than expected.  More »

Ex BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges

A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.  More »

Shell expresses optimism, caution on future of massive proposed plant

A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday — but there’s still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed.  More »

Oil flat near $104 despite huge stock build

More concerns about that Russia’s response to the upheaval in the Ukraine cushioned the price drop.  More »