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Rich Kinder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in control room at office at Company's offices. (Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios, Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan shares fall amid cash flow questions

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder purchased 199,165 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. Monday.  More »
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

One gas well sealed after fatal blast in Pennsylvania

The well caught fire Feb. 11.  More »
Oil Barrel

Crude oil remains above $102

Oil is up 2 percent for the week.  More »
Robert Kaluza, a BP well site leader from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, enters Federal Court before he is arraigned on manslaughter charges in New Orleans in November 2012. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Judge delays trial for two BP well site leaders

The case involves BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine.  More »
Yellow oil barrels

Oil below $103 as Chinese factory activity drops

U.S. retail gasoline prices continued their seasonal climb.  More »
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Judge rejects Mix’s motion seeking his recusal

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. blasted a potential conflict-of-interest claim raised by Kurt Mix’s attorneys  More »
Carole Johnson clears out snow from in front of a storm grate Wednesday  in Rockford, Ill.  (AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Brent Lewis)

Oil over $103 on winter demand, supply concerns

Natural gas for March delivery advanced 59.8 cents to $6.149 per million British thermal units.  More »
John Minge is president of BP America. (BP)

BP official says it’s getting closer to EPA agreement

The Obama administration suspended BP’s ability to get new federal contracts in 2012  More »
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Nebraska law that allowed Keystone XL struck down

A judge issued a ruling that invalidated Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of the route.  More »
A Sanchez Energy well in the Eagle Ford Shale. (Sanchez Energy)

Sanchez Energy shares drop after watery well report

An Eagle Ford well yielded more water than oil.  More »
Part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Vogtle nuclear power plant under construction in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Energy Department expected to OK nuclear plant loan

The Vogtle nuclear plant is now under construction in eastern Georgia.  More »
Coal ash is scooped up on a canoe paddle from the bank of the Dan River as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash in Eden, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at coal ash dump

Duke Energy had downplayed concerns water in the pipe is contaminated.  More »