A lawyer for Transocean tried to cut off the last of several investigations into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster Wednesday, arguing in Houston federal court that one agency did not have jurisdiction to dig into the company’s operations. More »
A high-end office development is being planned in the Energy Corridor, potentially adding 1.5 million square feet of space to this part of west Houston, where oil and gas companies dominate the corporate landscape. More »
Public health advocates and doctors on the front lines of Pennsylvania’s natural gas-drilling boom are attacking the state’s new Marcellus Shale law, likening one of its provisions to a gag order and complaining that vital research money into health effects was stripped at the last minute. More »
Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), whose daily 2011 fuel bill was $32 million, may buy a ConocoPhillips (COP) refinery to help save 10 percent on a significant portion of its fuel needs, a person familiar with the matter said. More »
Shares in Royal Dutch Shell PLC have fallen more than 4 percent in European trading after the company said a “light sheen” of oil had been seen in the general area of two of its production facilities. More »
Federal officials are investigating reports of a light oil sheen in the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Shell told federal officials about the sheen, which is located between two of its projects 130 miles southeast of New Orleans. More »
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