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Google briefly tops Exxon Mobil in value

Exxon Mobil has been under pressure since it reported fourth-quarter output declined last month.  More »
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Oil briefly tops $100 as demand for fuel rises

Benchmark U.S. crude gained $2.04 to close at $99.88 a barrel.  More »
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Oil gains on positive labor report

Natural gas prices were volatile again,  More »
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BNSF to invest $5 billion in its railroad in 2014

Some projects should help alleviate congestion near the booming Bakken oil field.  More »
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Oil gains; natural gas soars, then falls back

Natural gas rocketed to a four-year high before plunging back near $5 per 1,000 cubic feet  More »
A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment Monday, Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. The train carrying crude oil derailed near Casselton Monday afternoon. Several explosions were reported as some cars on the mile-long train caught fire. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

Feds: Oil from Dakota fields improperly classified

“The fines we are proposing today should send a message to everyone involved in the shipment of crude oil: You must test and classify this material properly,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.  More »
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Oil price rises as U.S. stocks stabilize

Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 76 cents to close at $97.19 a barrel.  More »
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Bristow Group CEO Chiles to retire in July

The company is a provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry.  More »
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Argentina slams Shell for fuel price hike

President Cristina Fernandez’s government has issued several price control programs to try to tame inflation.  More »
Trucker Glenn Ingram of Elk Grove, Calif., collects his chains during a winter storm, Thursday in the Donner Summit/Boreal region in Nevada. . (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal,  Tim Dunn)

Pump prices fell in January as drivers stayed home

Benchmark crude oil for March delivery fell 74 cents to close at $97.49 a barrel.  More »
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Houston manufacturer to expand business in Nebraska

Tejas Tubular Products is expected to begin construction on a 350,000-foot facility this year.  More »
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Oil above $98 as economy shows strength

Natural gas prices fell sharply on forecasts for milder temperatures.  More »
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Oil shipments disrupting Amtrak trains

The National Association of Railroad Passengers wrote to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx this week urging him to intervene.  More »
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Shell said to seek buyers for stake in Ho-Ho Pipeline

Shell is working with Barclays to solicit offers for a stake of as much as $1 billion.  More »
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Oil falls for first time this week

Crude still finished the week with a gain of more than 2 percent.  More »