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The most popular web search of 2010? It’s the BP oil spill

It’s more popular than Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber. People were more curious about it than the iPad or American Idol. There was more worldwide interest in it than in the World Cup or the Super Bowl.  More »

Feuding federal agencies reach deal on blowout preventer ‘autopsy’

This report is written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. For complete coverage of energy issues, check out our sister site, FuelFix.com. And for the latest Washington energy news, bookmark FuelFix’s own Texas on the Potomac energy channel. …  More »

Feud among federal agencies overshadows ‘autopsy’ on blowout preventer

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. Check out our complete energy coverage on FuelFix.com. Federal investigators today signaled they will move ahead with the closed-door autopsy of a crucial piece of evidence for getti…  More »

Industry always under pressure to ‘git er done,’ drilling engineer tells BP spill panel

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. Check out her complete coverage of the commission’s hearings on FuelFix.com. During two marathon days of public hearings, members of a national commission investigating the Deepwater…  More »

Commission: BP, Transocean and Halliburton all made ‘egregious’ mistakes

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. Follow her updates on the commission hearing all day today on FuelFix.com. A “culture of complacency” permeates all three companies that were central in drilling and sealing BP’s doo…  More »

BP oil spill commission leaders say they need subpoena power

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. For up-to-the-minute coverage of the commission hearings today, please check in regularly with FuelFix.com. Leaders of the presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon…  More »

President Obama: Let’s join forces on energy

AFP photoPresident Obama collects his thoughts at his post-election press conference this afternoon. This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. President Barack Obama vowed today to work to find middle ground on energy issue…  More »

President Obama: Let’s join forces on energy

AFP photoPresident Obama collects his thoughts at his post-election press conference this afternoon. This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. President Barack Obama vowed today to work to find middle ground on energy issue…  More »

For Joe Barton, the real campaign now begins &#151 for energy committee chair

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. Now that the election is over, the real campaign begins. Republican Reps. Joe Barton and Fred Upton easily won re-election yesterday — but the real contest is just beginning. AP ph…  More »

Texas oil companies take a beating in California vote

AP photoA California backlash against Texas oil money. This report was written by Matthew Tresaugue and Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle. Two Texas oil refiners failed to convince California voters to suspend the state’s ambitious global warming l…  More »

Texas oil companies take a beating in California vote

AP photoA California backlash against Texas oil money. This report was written by Matthew Tresaugue and Eric Berger of the Houston Chronicle. Two Texas oil refiners failed to convince California voters to suspend the state’s ambitious global warming l…  More »

James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger team up to terminate Texas oil companies

Texas oil companies are the villains in the latest production by Academy Award-winner James Cameron, the director behind movie blockbusters including “Terminator,” “Titanic” and “Avatar.” In a one-minute video designed to sink a controversial measur…  More »

Halliburton points finger at BP after panel finds companies knew of cement flaw before explosion

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy and Tom Fowler, with additional reporting by Brett Clanton and Richard S. Dunham. Weeks before the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, tests pinpointed problems with the stability o…  More »

Oil industry takes aim at environmental regulations

This report was written by Jennifer Dlouhy of the Washington bureau. Regulations that aim to rein in smog and greenhouse gases would hike costs for businesses and restrain the nation’s economic recovery, the American Petroleum Institute warned today. …  More »

Texas lawmakers welcome end of drilling ban

Texas lawmakers this afternoon welcomed the end of the deepwater drilling moratorium that had been in place since the Deepwater Horizon disaster &#151 though some are maintaining pressure on the Obama administration to ensure that new safety regulation…  More »
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