Oil shipments disrupting Amtrak trains

The National Association of Railroad Passengers wrote to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week urging him to intervene.  More »

Oil flat as Fed offsets heating oil supply drop

The price of crude rose nearly 2 percent.  More »

Alaska natural gas project agreement called ‘groundbreaking achievement’

An agreement with major oil and pipeline companies to advance a liquefied natural-gas project represents a “groundbreaking achievement” for Alaska, says the state’s revenue commissioner.  More »

Investigators delay finalizing report on fatal Tesoro refinery blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has delayed finalizing its investigative report into an April 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes, prompting criticism from its own members and others.  More »

Oil falls below $96 as parts of U.S. set to thaw out

The price of oil inched up to around $97 a barrel Monday but gains were tempered by the prospect of a further reduction in U.S. central bank stimulus and stock market headwinds.  More »

Super Bowl will be coldest, could also be greenest

The National Football League has sought to gradually reduce the footprint left behind by the Big Game, and the league is taking steps to make the Feb. 2 Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium the most environmentally friendly yet, from planting trees to offset carbon emissions to composting food waste to using biodiesel to power generators.  More »

US official warns against business deals with Iran

Companies should “hold off” doing business in Iran because many of the sanctions against the country are still in place despite an interim nuclear deal, the top U.S. Treasury official warned Monday.  More »

Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.  More »

Oil falls for first time this week

Crude still finished the week with a gain of more than 2 percent.  More »

Crew extinguishes Mississippi plant fire

The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel.  More »

Oil slips to $97 after rally

The price of oil slipped back to near $97 a barrel Friday, interrupting a sustained rally on expectations for increased demand.  More »

First Solar announces plant for West Texas

First Solar Inc. has announced plans for a power plant in West Texas.  More »

Saudi, IEA talk impact of U.S. shale on oil price

The International Energy Agency says the U.S. will become the world’s largest oil producer by around 2020.  More »

Eyeing investment, Iran shows off its gas sites

With a six-month deal in place easing sanctions, Iran is hoping to draw international investment to the field to spur its production.  More »

Explosion causes fire at Mississippi biodiesel plant

An evacuation was ordered after winds began shifting smoke from the blaze and heavy smoke began to accumulate on the ground, said Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton.  More »