President Barack Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks at the White House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Jewell outlines administration’s plans for energy on public lands

Public lands should play a role in both energy development and environmental protection, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pauses before delivering the country's draft budget to the parliament speaker at the parliament in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran producing more natural gas from field shared with Qatar

During a ceremony marking inauguration of the expansion project, President Hassan Rouhani claimed the increased gas production proved Western sanctions were ineffective.
(Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg)

North Sea oil industry under siege seeks U.K. tax cuts

The picture for North Sea today is grim. Production is less than half its peak in the 1990s, when the U.K. was a leading oil and gas exporter, giving the government billions in taxes to spend.

Norway has an $18 billion plan to shift away from oil

Western Europe’s biggest crude producer is facing what central bank Governor Oeystein Olsen calls a “period of restructuring” amid plunging oil prices.
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Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.
(AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell)

After oil spills, feds order valve replacements on 6,000 tank cars

The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday ordered the owners of an estimated 6,000 tank cars to replace unapproved valves that have caused oil to leak from trains heaving crude.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office in March 2015.  (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)

Senators push oil-supply pact with Israel

Senators want the United States to renew a longstanding pledge to supply Israel with crude if the country’s oil supplies are interrupted.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve  site in Freeport uses salt domes underground to store the oil. (Houston Chronicle file photo)

Feds to buy 5 million barrels of oil for emergency stockpile

The planned purchase of sweet crude between June 1 and July 31 is required by federal laws forcing the Department of Energy to buy back petroleum products within one year, using the proceeds from a test sale.

State lawmakers introduce demand response bill

State lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday that would make it easier for companies to pay electric customers who agree to reduce their power use when demand strains the grid.
(AP Photo/Al Grillo)

Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

The budget advanced includes $273.8 million less for agency operations compared with the current fiscal year.