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Solar set for record global expansion in 2014, led by China

Solar developers around the world will install record capacity this year as a thriving Chinese market drives growth.  More »

Williams Cos. to give board seat to Icahn protege

Williams underperformed its peers last year.  More »

EOG Resources reports oil production boost

CEO William R. Thomas, who took over in December, plans to boost crude output by 27 percent in 2014.  More »

China narrows gap to US in renewable-energy ranking

China closed in on the U.S. at the top of a renewable-energy ranking by consultants EY after installing record solar-power capacity last year.  More »

Mississippi spill highlights risk of US oil boom

A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River highlights the transportation risks of the U.S. energy boom just as regulators respond to several rail accidents involving crude.  More »

Kinder Morgan shares fall amid cash flow questions

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder purchased 199,165 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. Monday.  More »

Natural gas wagers jump on tumbling supplies

Hedge funds increased bullish bets on natural gas for the fifth time in six weeks as arctic weather stoked demand for the heating fuel, depleting stockpiles and sending prices to a five-year high.  More »

Massive oil ships play ‘chicken’ in the Houston Channel

All along this 52-mile (84-kilometer) shipping lane, there are signs of the energy resurgence that BP Plc says might enable the U.S. to meet all its own needs by 2035.  More »

Keystone’s future in hands of Nebraska’s new pipeline regulator

A Nebraska agency faulted over campaign donations from regulated companies may soon decide the fate of Keystone XL, its first review of an oil pipeline.  More »

Arctic oil still seen decades off as producers balk at costs

The Arctic holds 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered natural gas reserves and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil, according to U.S. Geological Survey estimates. Still, exploration of the Arctic ocean floor, where 84 percent of these resources are thought to be trapped, has suffered setbacks in recent years.  More »

Exxon boosts crude oil portion of reserves

Exxon Mobil Corp. increased the proportion of its reserves made up of oil to the highest in a decade as shale-drilling expertise acquired in the $35 billion XTO Energy deal was mobilized to find crude.  More »

Shell sells Australian assets for $2.6 billion

Vitol Group agreed to pay about $2.6 billion for Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Australian refinery and filling stations as Europe’s largest oil company accelerates asset sales.  More »

Asia eyes US natural gas as Louisiana shale profits taper

As early as next year, cargoes of liquefied natural gas shipped from Gulf Coast terminals to fast-growing Asian countries will propel the region into the ranks of global gas exporters such as Qatar and Australia for the first time.  More »

Judge’s ruling gives Obama an out on Keystone XL

A Nebraska judge’s decision throwing out the Keystone XL pipeline route in the state may push President Barack Obama’s final decision on the contested project until after the midterm congressional elections.  More »

Shale gas halted in UK by six-month permit wait

In Texas it takes seven days to get permission to use hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and gas. In the U.K. the wait is six months.  More »