Fuel Fix

Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest of Keystone XL at the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

TransCanada submits new route for oil pipeline

The company planning the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline has proposed a new route through Nebraska that avoids the state’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region.  More »
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BP and plaintiffs finalize class-action settlement for court approval

A final settlement between BP and thousands of individual plaintiffs is edging closer, as the parties asked a federal judge to approve a proposed class-action deal benefiting people damaged economically by the 2010 spill of oil from BP’s Macondo well.  More »
The LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas, is towed into port. (Lex Van Lieshout, Getty Images)

Northwest Ore. LNG plant gets new life in exports

A proposed natural gas terminal on Oregon’s north coast originally designed for imports has been recast as an export facility.  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)

Exxon, Rosneft eye $500 billion joint investment in oil

ExxonMobil and Russian oil giant Rosneft could invest over $500 billion in a joint venture to explore for and produce oil in the Arctic and the Black Sea, the companies announced on Wednesday.  More »
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EPA gives industry breathing room on anti-pollution rule

Giving into energy industry demands, the federal government is set to announce today that it will give companies extra time to install new equipment to capture pollution from natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations nationwide.  More »
Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest of Keystone XL at the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Deja vu? Republicans push another plan to force Keystone XL approval

Republicans revived a plan to force the Obama administration to permit construction of the Keystone XL pipeline by tying approval of the controversial project to a bill that would extend federal high way funding for 90 days.  More »
Halliburton sign on a machine (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Halliburton 1Q income rises 23 pct

Halliburton Co. says its first-quarter profit increased 22.7 percent as the oil industry aggressively searched for new oil fields in North America.  More »
A new report finds that the U.S. airline industry has made little progress improving fuel efficiencies. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Delta clear favorite for idle Pennsylvania refinery, analysts say

Delta Air Lines has emerged as a clear favorite to buy an idled ConocoPhillips refinery in Pennsylvania in an effort to satisfy its growing need for jet fuel, according to media reports.  More »
People fill the tanks of their vehicules at an YPF station in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria  has warned that the government will interpret any "hostile gestures" against Spanish companies abroad as an act of aggression, in an apparent reference to a conflict with Argentina over an oil company controlled by Spain's Repsol. YPF,  which is 57 per cent owned by Repsol,  has rejected Argentine government pressure to plough some of its profits back into the South American country.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentina rejects Repsol’s $10.5 billion claim for YPF

Argentina rejected Repsol YPF SA (REP)’s demand for $10.5 billion in compensation after President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner seized its YPF SA (YPF) unit, saying it hasn’t invested enough in the South American country.  More »
A Devon Energy flex-drilling rig in the Barnett Shale (Kevin Fujii/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Drillers say costs manageable from pending gas emissions rule

An Obama administration plan to cut air pollution from natural-gas wells that was delayed after a flurry of last-minute comments won’t slow the gas boom sweeping the U.S., some drillers and industry analysts said.  More »
This file picture from May 2005 shows the oil major Shell's oil and gas terminal on Bonny Island in southern Nigeria's Niger Delta. (Photo:Getty Images)

Shell looks at $4B in possible projects in Nigeria

Officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC say they are looking at possible onshore investments in Nigeria that could be worth about $4 billion.  More »
(AP file photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

Exxon wins order for FERC to reconsider pipeline rates

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) won a court order directing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its denial of a bid to charge market rates on oil carried through the Pegasus pipeline.  More »
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Obama and Romney on energy, environmental issues

A look at where President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stand on energy and environmental issues:  More »
An unidentified worker steps through the maze of hoses being used at a remote fracking site being run by Halliburton for natural-gas producer Williams in Rulison, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

WY gov. protests proposed federal fracking rules

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is protesting new natural gas drilling regulations being considered by the federal government.  More »
Royalties from oil production on state lands is pushing Texas' Permanent University Fund toward a record $1 billion in annual revenue. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Oil hovers above $104 after US crude supply jump

Oil prices hovered above $104 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed U.S. crude supplies jumped more than expected for a fourth week, suggesting demand remains weak.  More »