State sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

Environmentalists say the decision to file an appeal directly conflicts with public statements from Gov. Pat McCrory suggesting his administration is getting tough with his former employer.  More »

Maryland mulls moratorium on wind turbines

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he still has misgivings about a bill to set a 13-month moratorium on the development of tall wind turbines within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River base in southern Maryland.  More »

Alaska officials revise oil production estimates higher

Alaska’s Revenue Department is forecasting higher oil production than previously expected, though the overall, long-term trend is still one of decline.  More »

Rescuers struggle to save 22 trapped in China mine

Rescuers struggled Tuesday to pump water from a coal mine in southern China where 22 miners have been trapped for more than a day.  More »

Oil up above $101 on renewed unrest in Ukraine

The price of oil climbed above $101 a barrel Tuesday, supported by renewed unrest in eastern Ukraine and as traders awaited weekly data on U.S. crude stockpiles.  More »

Natural gas utility expands footprint with $1.28B acquisition

The Laclede Group Inc. is acquiring Alabama Gas Corp., the natural gas utility business of Energen, for about $1.28 billion in cash.  More »

Oil prices slip below $101 after Libyan deal

Oil prices fell below $101 a barrel Monday following reports that four Libyan oil terminals under militia control could soon open and possibly boost global supplies.  More »

Study touts benefits of wood pellets for energy

Using wood pellets for fuel in southwestern Wisconsin could save millions of dollars a year in energy costs, slash carbon dioxide emissions and create at least 80 jobs, according to a study.  More »

Oil prices rise on U.S. jobs report

Benchmark U.S. crude rose 85 cents to close at $101.14 a barrel.  More »

Missouri lawmakers target Obama with pro-Keystone resolution

Missouri lawmakers have passed a resolution encouraging President Barack Obama’s administration to approve a proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States.  More »

Hundreds of activists rally at heated hearing on oil pipeline

Public debate grew heated Thursday about Enbridge Energy’s plan to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline across northern Minnesota.  More »

Exxon gasoline terminal reopens after bad batch

ExxonMobil has reopened the racks at its Baton Rouge gasoline terminal after it shut the facility down because of problems involving more than 5 million gallons of unleaded regular fuel.  More »