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Anadarko reports quarterly loss on Tronox settlement

Anadarko’s net loss was $2.67 billion, or $5.30 a share, from a profit of $460 million, or 91 cents, a year earlier.  More »
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Oil rises but stays below $100 level

Prices fell below $100 a barrel this week, mostly due to a surge in U.S. supplies of crude oil.  More »
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a Capitol Hill rally for Keystone XL earlier this year. (Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Supporters say Keystone bill short of 60 votes

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., who chairs the Senate Energy Committee, has said she will use all her power to make sure the project is built.  More »
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Oil falls a second day on U.S. growth, supply worry

U.S. crude oil dropped 32 cents to $99.42 a barrel.  More »
State Highway 302 is shown in Mentone, Texas, in 2007.  A nearby explosion on Wednesday killed at least two workers who were changing a wellhead.  (AP Photo/Alicia A. Caldwell)

2 killed, 9 hurt in Texas oil field explosion

The explosion was 60 miles southeast of Carlsbad, N.M.  More »
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Worker deaths surged in oil boom state, AFL-CIO says

The 2012 rate is a dramatic increase from the 7 deaths per 100,000 workers recorded in 2007 before the state’s oil and economic boom took off.  More »
David  Rainey, a former BP vice president during the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, leaves Federal Court after being arraigned on obstruction of a federal investigation in New Orleans in November 2012.   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

US seeks reinstatement of charge in BP spill case

The case involves allegations that David Rainey failed to disclose information from BP indicating that the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf after the explosion could have been far higher than estimates then being made publicly.  More »
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Exxon Mobil, Chevron raise their dividends

Quarterly financial reports are expected to show more than $13 billion in combined earnings.  More »
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., speaks at a Capitol Hill rally for Keystone XL earlier this year. (Mandel Ngan/Getty)

Keystone supporters seek quick Senate vote

Pipeline advocates in the Senate, who include several Democrats on the ballot next fall as well as Republicans, hold a clear majority.  More »
A worker hangs from an oil derrick outside of Williston, N.D., in 2011. State data show that 1 billion barrels of oil have been produced from the rich Bakken shale formation in western North Dakota and eastern Montana.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Bakken oil fields mark billionth barrel of oil

Oil drillers targeting the rich Bakken shale formation in western North Dakota and eastern Montana have produced 1 billion barrels of crude, data from the two states show.  More »
Divide County Emergency Manager Jody Gunlock, left, on Wednesday takes a photo of the labeling and product codes found inside the Noonan, N.D., oil filter sock dump site, which may be used to track companies that contributed to the mess. (AP Photo/The Bismarck Tribune, Lauren Donovan)

North Dakota finds more radioactive oil waste

Health officials have said that radioactive filter socks increasingly are being found along roadsides, in abandoned buildings or in commercial trash bins — sometimes those of competing oil companies.  More »
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Oil declines as U.S. oil supplies rise

The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said oil supplies rose 3.5 million barrels in the week ended April 18.  More »