Appeals court refuses to transfer Louisiana claims

The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office accused U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of ignoring the state’s spill-related claims.  More »

Oil slips back below $94 a barrel; pump price dips

On Thursday, OPEC said in a report that it expects global demand for oil to increase by around 1 million barrels a day, up from an increase of 900,000 barrels a day in 2013.  More »

Canada: Yes or no? Just make a call on Keystone XL

President Barack Obama is expected to decide early this year.  More »

U.S. officials call for more safety for oil by rail

The changes proposed are all voluntary.  More »

FutureGen coal project gets key US Energy Department approval

The U.S. Department of Energy has given the long-running FutureGen clean-coal project one of the final OKs it needs to start building.  More »

Offshore wind turbine stands up to gusts, waves

A scaled-down offshore wind turbine has withstood winter storms that included the equivalent of waves exceeding 70 feet, providing confidence that a full-scale version can handle the harshest weather that the North Atlantic can throw at it, the head of the University of Maine’s advanced composites center said Thursday.  More »

Libya oil revenues for 2013 fall short of projections

Deputy Minister for Oil and Gas, Omar Shakmak, announced on state television Thursday that proceeds from Libyan crude yielded a little less than $40 billion, less than the projected $ 50 billion for 2013.  More »

Agreement spells out Alaska gas pipeline project terms

A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates Alaska’s equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project at about 20 to 25 percent  More »

Oil rises nearly 2 percent on big drop in US supplies

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose $1.58, or 1.7 percent, to $94.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »

TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone XL rejected

The chief executive of TransCanada said Wednesday if the Obama administration doesn’t approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to the more dangerous alternative of building build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma.  More »

Senator criticizes federal timetable for new rail tanker rules

The Department of Transportation needs to speed up its timeline for finalizing new rules on the construction of rail tanker cars, Sen. John Hoeven said Wednesday.  More »

SolarCity turns to retail investors for cash

Solar panel installer SolarCity is turning to retail investors for cash. The company said Wednesday that it plans to sell securities directly to individuals and others interested in investing in its rooftop solar systems.  More »