(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Man who claimed Alaska pipeline sabotage acquitted of lying to FBI

An Alaska man who told federal investigators he blew a hole in the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1978 has been acquitted of lying to the FBI.
Visitors And Attractions At The Niagara Falls State Park As Tourism Rises

Lawyers to debate $590 million Houston transmission project

State regulators could decide as soon as next month whether a proposed $590 million transmission line to the Houston area will be allowed to move forward.
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center. (Houston Chronicle)

Oil spill claims boss rebuts BP’s bid to remove him

The Louisiana lawyer in charge of dispensing BP’s oil spill settlement responded to the company’s request to remove him from the post, saying BP knew when he was appointed that he previously had represented the state in spill claims.
The sun rises behind a ship as it enters the North Sea from the river Tyne, near Tynemouth, England, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Owen Humphreys)

Endeavour International oil field in North Sea back online

Houston oil explorer Endeavour International Corp. got a bit of good news Wednesday in the midst of seeking bankruptcy protection: One of its biggest oil fields in the UK North Sea is back online.
In a cell phone photo taken by protesters and provided to news media by the Calhoun County Sheriff Department, Chris Wahmhoff stands near the pipeline he crawled into Monday morning, June 24, 2013 near Marshall, Mich. Wahmhoff emerged from the pipe about 5 p.m., after 10 hours.  Protesters seek to halt Enbridge Inc.'s building of a new line, saying it endangers public health. (AP Photo/Calhoun County Sheriff Department via The Enquirer)

Protestor who spent 10 hours in pipeline to face trial

The Kalamazoo man is a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate.
BP's Atlantis platform in the Gulf. (BP image)

BP: $256 billion lawsuit against it should stay dead

BP says a recently unearthed government report has no bearing on whether a judge should retry a $256 billion lawsuit over safety compliance issues at one of its deep-water production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.
Under a portrait of the late Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega during the 8th Petrocaribe Summit in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

ConocoPhillips files for arbitration against Venezuela’s state oil company

ConocoPhillips announced today it will file for arbitration in a contract-dispute case against Venezuela’s state oil company, in a continued battle over the South American state’s 2007 nationalization of several oil company’s assets.
In 2007, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, nationalized oil assets in the Orrinco heavy crude belt. ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips quit the country and filed arbitration claims. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Exxon wins $1.6 Billion settlement for Venezuela seizure

Exxon Mobil Corp. was awarded a $1.6 billion settlement by an international arbitration panel for assets seized by Venezuela’s government in 2007, a fraction of what the crude producer had sought.
(Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

BP has “buyer’s remorse” over spill deal, opponents tell Supreme Court

BP wants the Supreme Court to review a multibillion-dollar settlement relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill because the company now regrets making the deal, plaintiff’s lawyers say in asking the high court to reject BP’s motion.
KiOR's facility in Columbus, Miss. (KiOR)

KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date

A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR’s technology to turn wood chips into an oil substitute, claims that could damage the company’s defense in shareholder lawsuits and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.