Oil price above $100 on U.S. heating fuel demand

The price of oil extended gains above $100 a barrel Monday as a rebound in Chinese credit growth suggested steady demand in one of the world’s largest petroleum consumers.  More »

Oil closes week still above $100 a barrel

Some economic indicators raised concerns about the strength of oil demand in the U.S.  More »

Gas line blast injures two, destroys homes

The 30-inch pipeline, which was about 20 feet underground, is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission. It brought fresh fears to some residents who are opposing a nearby pipeline project by Williams Co.  More »

Nigeria orders audit for billions in missing oil revenue

The Central Bank last year reported nearly $50 billion worth of oil sold by the state oil corporation had not been paid to the government.  More »

Alaska spill-prevention account facing shortfall

An account used for the cleanup of contaminated sites, non-emergency spill response and other activities soon will not have enough money to keep up with costs, the director of the state’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response told lawmakers Thursday.  More »

Oil price falls below $100

Oil prices fell Friday as fresh U.S. economic data and higher-than-expected crude supplies pointed to weak demand.  More »

Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows (photos)

A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry.  More »

Oil dips; natural gas soars on supply report

Natural gas futures jumped 40 cents, or 8 percent, to $5.22 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »

Federal authorities investigate coal ash spill

A Duke spokesman confirmed the nation’s largest electricity provider received a subpoena.  More »

Way cleared for medical claims in 2010 BP spill

The medical settlement is separate from a larger economic damages settlement, which remains the subject of an appeal.  More »

Cameron worker missing at site of burning well

State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron monitored a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well, where a worker employed by Houston-based Cameron International was missing.  More »

Nuclear fusion project takes key step in lab test

However, the amount of energy they got out of their experimental apparatus was minuscule compared to what they put into it.  More »