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Bakken oil pipeline would pass through MT, WY, CO

A proposed oil pipeline from North Dakota would pass near the eastern borders of Wyoming and Montana and through eastern Colorado on its way to Oklahoma.  More »
Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Driller II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP file photo/Dave Martin)

Court hearing to discuss oil spill subpoenas

Prosecutors and the owner of the rig that exploded and led to the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill were to argue in court over whether the company should honor subpoenas from a federal board investigating the accident.  More »
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Simple tips to save dollars at the pump

Saving money at the gas pump can be as easy as filling up your tires, removing the junk from your trunk or the way you drive.  More »

Demonstrators hold up signs in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project in the US, and the Tar Sands Development in Alberta Canada. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Keystone XL opponents decry Nebraska pipeline bill

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal say a Nebraska bill on the verge of final lawmaker approval would effectively rubber-stamp the project.  More »
This is an undated handout photo issued by Total E&P UK Ltd of Total's Elgin PUQ (Process/Utilities/Quarters)  platform. A two-mile exclusion zone has been set up around the offshore platform in the North Sea which has been evacuated after a gas leak, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The leak on Total's Elgin PUQ platform, about 150 miles (241km) off the coast of Aberdeen, led to the evacuation of all 238 workers on Sunday. (AP Photo  / TOTAL E&P UK Ltd)

Total says it could stop leak in weeks

Total officials believe a leak at its North Sea Elgin platform could be stopped in a matter of weeks, if everything goes as planned, according to a Scottish newspaper.  More »
This image provided by BP's spillcam on June 6, 2010 shows oil leaking out of the Macondo well head in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP file photo/BP)

Texas spends Gulf oil spill cash on conservation

Texas is the first state to confirm a deal to spend settlement money from the Gulf oil spill for long-term coastal conservation, working with a private nonprofit to cut through red tape and buy 80 acres of prime habitat for endangered whooping cranes.  More »
Petroleos Mexicanos oil platforms in the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.  (Photo: Pemex/Bloomberg)

Pemex can’t add ConocoPhillips, Shell to lawsuit over stolen gas

Pemex Exploracion Y Produccion (0195730D) can’t sue six U.S. energy firms including ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) as part of a lawsuit seeking more than $300 million for Mexican natural gas condensate allegedly stolen by bandits and sold in the U.S., a federal judge ruled.  More »
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (left) talks to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a  signing ceremony in Russia in 2011. (AP photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

Putin says Russia needs to rise to U.S. gas challenge

Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin urged energy producers from the world’s biggest natural- gas exporter to “rise to the challenge” of a changing market as the U.S. increases output of shale gas.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (AP file photo/Ralph Wilson)

Employers gather for NY’s 1st shale gas job fair

Businesses ranging from wildlife consultants to titans of the oil and gas industry will gather in Binghamton for New York’s first shale gas job fair, buoyed by hopes that state regulators will lift a four-year-old ban and start permitting hydraulic fracturing this year.  More »
Petrobras workers walk on platform 51 "Majuro" in Angra dos Reis, Brazil. (AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes)

Petrobras to identify origin of Roncador leak

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4) said it will diagnose by today the origin of the fluid collected at an area in the Roncador field where it identified a leak on April 8.  More »
North Pole Refinery (Photo: Flint Hills Resources)

North Pole Refinery to cut back on capacity

Operators of the North Pole refinery say they are taking steps to idle their No. 1 crude oil refining unit, which will mean the loss of 35 to 40 jobs over five months.  More »
The Wednesday, March 28, 2012 aerial shot provided by Greenpeace shows Total's Elgin Wellhead Platform in the North Sea off the shore of Scotland. A two-mile exclusion zone has been set up around the offshore platform in the North Sea which has been evacuated after a gas leak, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The leak on Total's Elgin PUQ platform, about 150 miles (241km) off the coast of Aberdeen, led to the evacuation of all 238 workers on Sunday. Photo: Martin Langer / Greenpeace

Scots deploy taste testers to sample gas leak fish

The Scottish government says it has deployed taste testers to sample fish found around the site of a North Sea gas leak.  More »
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Army lab to develop energy-saving technology

A new Army laboratory will develop technology such as fuel cells and hybrid systems for combat vehicles as the Pentagon steps up its push for cleaner and more reliable energy, federal officials said Wednesday.  More »
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Oil below $102 amid US crude supply increase

Oil prices lingered below $102 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies jumped more than expected for a third week, suggesting demand remains weak.  More »
Natural gas drilling in the United States has led to far cheaper prices here than in Asia. Photo: Matt Nager / HC

U.S. sees glut of natural gas, falling prices

One of the warmest winters on record cooled demand for natural gas, taxing the nation’s storage facilities and threatening producers’ balance sheets.  More »