Fuel Fix

Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Two states sign deal with Duke for river cleanup

The agreement requires Duke to pay any “reasonable” cost associated with the Feb. 2 spill , which coated 70 miles of the river in gray sludge.  More »
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Supreme Court denies BP on spill payment freeze

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected BP’s emergency petition to halt oil spill payments while it considers whether or not to take up a broader dispute over allegedly fabricated economic-loss claims.  More »
Jorma Ollila speaks in 2005 during the Nokia Mobility Conference in Barcelona.  (LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Shell launching search for new chairman

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s largest oil company, has started a search for a new chairman because Jorma Ollila is approaching nine years on the board, the maximum recommended for non-executives in the U.K., a person familiar with the process said.  More »
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Chevron making major land buy near Houston

Chevron Corp. has signed an agreement to buy 103 acres of land in Katy, its latest effort to boost its Houston-area presence.  More »
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Oil gains on China export growth, solid US jobs

Crude gained $1.75 to close at $104.41 a barrel, the highest closing price since March 3.  More »
An oil & gas drilling rig works in the Eagle Ford Shale formation.

Moody’s: Oil and gas sector to grow through 2015

The independent exploration and production sector’s growth will continue into 2015 and only crude prices falling to $80 per barrel would slow it down, according to a new report from credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service.  More »
An undated photo provided by the Energy Department shows crude oil pipes at the Bryan Mound site near Freeport, Texas. (AP Photo/Energy Department).

Lawmakers aim to limit emergency oil sales

The Obama administration could be facing new obstacles in its plan to establish a 1-million-barrel stockpile of gasoline in the Northeast.  More »
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Game camera catches spill by oil truck

The mystery of an oil-field truck spill that closed two roads in Karnes County in March may have been solved — by a game camera.  More »
Transocean's Marianas semisubmersible drilling rig. (Photo: Transocean)

Transocean CEO: Rig supply outpacing drilling demand (video)

Steven Newman, chief executive officer for Transocean Ltd., talks about the outlook for oil rig demand and oil exploration. Newman also discusses the impact of activist shareholder Carl Icahn on the company.  More »
Copano Energy's Eagle Ford Gathering Freer Station, one of the assets Kinder Morgan gets in its $4 billion acquisition of the gas gathering and processing company. (Copano Energy)

Former Copano execs get $500M to start new pipeline firm

The executives who sold Copano Energy to Richard Kinder’s pipeline empire for $3.2 billion last year have lined up $500 million to start a new oil and gas pipeline company.  More »
Russia's national gas company Gazprom, touted in this sign on a building in Moscow, has given Ukraine another week to pay a multibillion-dollar gas bill as price negotiations continue.(Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Bulgaria halts work on Gazprom gas pipeline

Bulgaria’s prime minister has ordered on Sunday a halt to construction work on the Gazprom-led South Stream pipeline project planned to bypass Ukraine as a transit country and consolidating Russia’s energy grip in Europe.  More »
Shareholders have criticized Chesapeake’s board for failing to rein in what they’ve seen as Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon’s risk-taking and overspending at the company. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg )

McClendon venture to enter shale territories in $4.25B deal

The three announced acquisitions are the latest in a series of moves by Aubrey McClendon, one of the first wildcatters to capitalize on the U.S. shale boom, to rebuild his empire after he relinquished his perch at the top of Chesapeake Energy last year.  More »
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