Total CEO dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie and three others died in Moscow when the CEO’s private jet collided with a snowplow who’s driver was drunk, Russian investigators said.  More »

Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  More »

Louisiana utility company to be bought for $3.4 billion

Investors led by Australia’s Macquarie Group Ltd. agreed to buy Louisiana utility Cleco Corp. for $3.4 billion in cash, attracted by the steady, long-term returns of regulated power assets.  More »

Wisconsin man to bike Enbridge pipeline path in protest

The 80-year-old man is biking through counties where the Canada-based company’s crude oil Pipeline 61 could be built.  More »

Officials say oil spill has not reached Caddo Lake

Officials said Saturday that the oil has been contained without reaching Caddo Lake, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and provides drinking water for some water systems.  More »

Man who claimed Alaska pipeline sabotage acquitted of lying to FBI

An Alaska man who told federal investigators he blew a hole in the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1978 has been acquitted of lying to the FBI.  More »

Eagle Materials drills further into energy sector with acquisition

Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing process.  More »

New York court rejects bid to revive fracking ban case

A motion by bankrupt Norse Energy against the town of Dryden in western New York was denied by the state’s highest court.  More »

Falling oil prices shake up global economies

Dropping oil prices are having complex effects on economies around the globe that are only starting to be felt.  More »

Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.  More »

Study links Ohio quakes to hydraulic fracturing

Study co-author Paul Friberg said that fracturing rock results in micro-earthquakes but that some of the Harrison County tremors were significantly larger than expected.  More »

Treasury clears way for oil spill recovery grants

A Treasury Department statement says that, so far, the trust fund has $653 million. That figure is expected to grow by billions.  More »

Permian crudes weaken after Sunoco pipeline spill

Crude extracted from the largest U.S. oil field weakened against the U.S. benchmark after producers lost access to Midwest markets when a 4,000-barrel spill in Louisiana forced the shutdown of a key pipeline.  More »

N.D. governor: State responding to natural gas flaring problem

About one-third of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is burned off due to a lack of infrastructure  More »

Protestor who spent 10 hours in pipeline to face trial

The Kalamazoo man is a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate.  More »