Oil industry group offers crude-train testing standards

The oil industry’s lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.  More »

Wyoming wind farm plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

The caverns in central Utah would serve as a kind of massive battery on a scale never before seen, helping to overcome the fact that – even in Wyoming – wind doesn’t blow all the time.  More »

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

Figures released by PeMex last week show the gangs are becoming more prolific and sophisticated; this year, illegal taps are up more than one-third from the same time in 2013.  More »

In Exxon suit, judge leaves opening for Indonesian villagers

Last year, a Supreme Court decision over foreign human rights abuse victims seeking damages in American courts left a small window open for some hoping for restitution.  More »

BP won’t get restitution for spill settlement payments, U.S. Judge Barbier says

The judge said Wednesday that hundreds of millions in settlement payments over the spill will not go back to BP, despite the court’s recalculation of how much some businesses should receive.  More »

GE to give Penn State $10 million for gas drilling center

The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is the most productive natural gas field in the country and has led to an energy boom in the state.  More »

Brazilian oil tycoon Batista charged with market manipulation

Eike Batista stepped down as chairman of MPX Energia, part of his conglomerate EBX group, in 2013 after its IPO was called off.  More »

Producers fighting North Dakota rules on rail safety

Oil producers in the state say the crude oil being loaded on to rail cars is safe, but environmental groups are pushing the North Dakota Industrial Commission to act.  More »

Pennsylvania natural gas leaks among worst in nation

Costs to the state to replace the leaky pipes could run in to the billions, according to public utility officials.  More »

Injuries reported in blast at Wyoming tank owned by Houston company

Houston-based EOG Resources owns a storage tank where an explosion Tuesday caused injuries but no deaths.  More »

U.S., California release roadmap for solar projects

“We have amazingly special places here,” U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said.  More »

Dresser-Rand among companies proposing $8 billion wind farm to power Los Angeles

The group of four companies said they plan to submit the project proposal to Southern California power officials next year.  More »