Feds cites Chevron for explosion that killed woman

Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery has been fined $24,000 related to the November explosion and fire that left one employee dead, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  More »

North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste

Health officials have said that radioactive filter socks increasingly are being found along roadsides, in abandoned buildings or in commercial trash bins — sometimes those of competing oil companies.  More »

Oil near $102 on Ukraine crisis

The price of oil rebounded to near $102 a barrel Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine and continued concerns about crude exports from Libya and Nigeria.  More »

Marathon proposes Louisiana refinery expansion

Marathon Petroleum Corp. said it is taking the next step toward a potential $2.2 billion to $2.5 billion upgrade to the company’s Garyville refinery.  More »

Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

There’s no estimate of when residents will be allowed to go home because it’s not known how long it will take for all the gas in the plant to burn off, a county spokesman said.  More »

Pirates pilfer fuel from Thai tanker off Malaysia

A maritime watchdog says pirates pilfered diesel fuel from a Thai tanker last week in Malaysian waters, making two such attacks in a week.  More »

Pennsylvania township approves permits for airport drilling

Supervisors in a western Pennsylvania township have approved permits for a company to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport with almost two dozen conditions.  More »

Small Wyoming town evacuated after natural gas explosion

A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.  More »

Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion

Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer’s massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer.  More »

Oil declines as U.S. oil supplies rise

The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said oil supplies rose 3.5 million barrels in the week ended April 18.  More »

Pirates rob Singapore tanker of diesel

the ship’s captain, chief engineer and a supporting crewmember are missing. Authorities are probing the possibility that the three may be involved in the robbery.  More »

Governor dodges calls to halt frack sand mining

Mining opponents delivered a moratorium petition to St. Paul Tuesday as part of an Earth Day rally at the Capitol.  More »

North Dakota tribes’ oil output rivals US states

Oil production on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota has become so large that it would rank among the top 10 oil producing states in the nation, a tribal leader said Tuesday.  More »

Duke says moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

Duke’s electricity customers likely would foot nearly all the bill.  More »

Oil companies fight plan to slow N. Dakota production

Oil companies are fighting the idea of slowing production, and want regulators to consider self-imposed steps to curb natural gas flaring.  More »