North Dakota bill cuts time for wasting natural gas from oil well

North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says the industry has invested $13 billion to capture wasted gas.  More »

Earthquakes rattle parts of northern Oklahoma

The temblor occurred just days after SandRidge Energy injection well in the same area was shut down because of a 4.1 magnitude earthquake about 7 miles east of Thursday’s quake.  More »

Fires out where ethanol tanker cars derailed in Iowa

Fires at the site of an eastern Iowa freight train derailment are out but ethanol is leaking into the Mississippi River and the task turned to monitoring for environmental impact and offloading the fuel from derailed trains to empty cars.  More »

Houston company postpones $100 million Nebraska plant project

Officials have said the piping and casing manufacturing plant would have employed 200 people.  More »

BP urges judges to remove head of oil spill settlement fund

It’s the oil giant’s latest legal effort to limit its losses from the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.  More »

Energy Department suspends FutureGen project

The plan was to refit a coal-fired power plant in Illinois and store carbon dioxide from the coal underground.  More »

U.S., Russia fight over Europe’s energy future

It’s all about heat and electricity for tens of millions of Europeans.  More »

Russian pipe maker OAO TMK laying off at Pennsylvania plants

The plants had about 750 workers combined before the layoffs and are two of 12 plants that are part of TMK IPSCO, part of the Russian firm’s American division.  More »

Legal battles from 2010 spill to unfold in 2 U.S. courtrooms

On Monday, trial resumes in a federal district courtroom where BP and a minority partner in its ill-fated Macondo well are trying to fend off billions in Clean Water Act penalties.  More »

Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45 million

Most of the easily accessible oil in the oilfield 35 miles north of Casper already has been tapped out since drilling resumed in the mid-1970s.  More »

Exxon Mobil updates anti-discrimination employment policy

Spokesman Alan Jeffers said Friday that the Irving, Texas-based oil giant added these protections to comply with federal law.  More »

Pipeline not state-inspected before saltwater leak

An official says it’s too early to tell whether the largest saltwater spill in recent state history could’ve been prevented with inspection because the cause remains unclear.  More »

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.  More »

Thousands without power during snowstorm in Massachusetts

The state Emergency Management Agency says the plant’s emergency diesel generators are supplying power to the safety systems and there is no emergency or danger.  More »

Houston man accused of lying about blowout preventer tests

If convicted on two counts of making false statements to federal agencies, he could get up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.  More »