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Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Former BP engineer alleges jury misconduct

Kurt Mix was convicted Dec. 18 of one count of destroying evidence.  More »
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Oil price falls below $96

The price of crude dropped 3 percent.  More »
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Pipeline from Oklahoma to start shipping Jan. 22

The pipeline is the southern leg of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  More »
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Oil ends the year below $99 a barrel

A stronger dollar has been keeping a cap on oil prices.  More »
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Crude oil settles below $100 in thin trading

Benchmark U.S. crude ended the day down $1.03, closing at $99.29.  More »
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Crude oil settles above $100 a barrel

It the first time oil crossed that threshold since October.  More »
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh.  (Associated Press)

Targets in BP settlement inquiry assail findings

The targets of former FBI director Louis Freeh’s inquiry are questioning his independence  More »

Shell extends option on Pennsylvania site for cracker plant

The potential for a major new industrial plant is an unexpected turn for a region that became known as the Rust Belt.  More »

EPA probe demands more water testing in Texas

An investigation has found the U.S. environmental agency was right in 2010 to immediately halt the use of water from North Texas residential wells contaminated by methane and is asking for further testing.  More »
Motorists drive past a gas station selling regular unleaded gasoline for less than $3.00 a gallon Nov. 26 in Independence, Mo. The nationwide average price for a gallon of gas was up to $3.25, according to AAA Monday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oil slips below $99 a barrel; pump price rises

Last week, oil rose nearly 3 percent.  More »
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Oil rises on improved U.S. economic growth

Benchmark U.S. oil rose 28 cents to close at $99.32.  More »
Gov. Tom Corbett. (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times, Nabil K. Mark)

Pennsylvania court sides with towns in gas drilling fight

The state Supreme Court ruled the industry-friendly rules violated the state constitution.  More »
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to business leaders during a meeting in New York in May. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

Panel backs Canadian oil pipeline to Pacific

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has staunchly supported the pipeline.  More »
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Oil rises, natural gas soars

The price of oil rose 1 percent Thursday as stockpiles declined and new indications that demand is rising in the U.S., the world’s largest crude consumer. The price of natural gas soared nearly 5 percent to close at $4.46 per thousand cubic feet — the highest price since July of 2011 — after the government […]  More »
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Oil gains after Fed decision, drop in supplies

Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery gained 58 cents to $97.80 a barrel.  More »