Citgo Petroleum Corp. plans to perform maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracker at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, refinery in the first quarter of 2014, a person familiar with the schedule said.
OPEC crude production climbed to a 10-month high in September as Saudi Arabia pumped barrels at the fastest pace in at least 24 years, a Bloomberg survey showed. More »
Kelcy Warren, the billionaire running the third-largest U.S. natural gas pipeline company, says the days of deal making are returning. More »
Oil-sands deals are getting done at the slowest pace in nine years as the Canadian government’s heightened scrutiny of investments by foreign state-owned companies hinders transactions.
The proposed Keystone XL pipeline faces a court challenge in Nebraska where three property owners contend state legislation gave the governor illegal power to take away their land for the project. More »
Niigata governor Hirohiko Izumida will allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) to apply to Japan’s nuclear regulator for safety checks on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa atomic plant, a critical step toward restarting the reactors. More »
Solar power capacity installed around the world this year will beat wind for the first time driven by stronger policy support in key markets, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. More »
Iraq threatened to cut oil revenue to the Kurdish north in a deepening standoff over a new export pipeline that companies from DNO International ASA (DNO) to Genel Energy Plc (GENL) plan to use to ship crude from the region. More »
A French court will decide next month whether a ban on the oil- and natural-gas-drilling technique known as fracking violates the constitution after Schuepbach Energy LLC called the law unfair. More »
The Obama administration is trying to build support for a key element of its climate-change plan with appeals to everyone from trout fishermen to fans of Al Roker on the Weather Channel. More »
Encana Corp. (ECA), the natural gas producer selling assets after losing half its value since 2010, is being urged by investors to cut its dividend and focus on profitable projects in the U.S. and Canada. More »
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will suspend exploration drilling off French Guiana until 2015 after three unsuccessful wells, according to a partner in the project. More »