Fuel Fix

The Niobrara River in the sandhills in north central Nebraska and its surrounding pasture land are in the path of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

TransCanada executive: New Keystone route in weeks

The contentious pipeline is designed to bring oil from Canada’s tar sands region in Alberta to refineries along the Texas Gulf Coast.  More »
President Barack Obama points while speaking at a town hall at a Gamesa wind turbine plant in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama rejects GOP suggestion that he wants high gas prices

President Obama on Tuesday mockingly rebuffed GOP allegations that he wanted the higher gasoline prices that are now plaguing Americans’ wallets.  More »
(KRT file photo/Diego Giudice)

CERA: Latin America hopes to follow U.S. boom in unconventional fossil fuels

Foreign energy leaders touted their countries’ potential for unconventional oil and gas production at the CERA Week energy convention in downtown Houston Tuesday, hoping to follow the United States’ boom in developing shale gas and tight oil resources.  More »

Petroleos Mexicanos oil platforms in the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.  (Photo: Pemex/Bloomberg)

CERA: More world oil, means more investment

Transformed perceptions of fossil fuel resources will mean that oil and gas supplies will continue to shape the energy landscape for decades, executives said Tuesday during a panel on day two of CERA Week 2012.  More »
A graph from IHS CERA of projected production of oil from tight oil and deepwater sources. (Source: IHS CERA)

CERA: Tight oil and deepwater expected to boom

Oil from so-called tight oil and deepwater plays, among the unconventional sources of fossil fuels being explored with growing enthusiasm, are further turning past perceptions of declining world supplies on their heads, experts said Tuesday.  More »
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Activists question Obama’s support for natural gas boom

A coalition of more than 100 environmental activists and groups expressed “serious concerns” on Monday about President Obama’s comments in support of the natural-gas drilling boom.  More »

Protesters disrupt CERAWeek energy conference

Activists chanted for oil corporations represented at the annual energy conference to “pay your taxes!”  More »
BP Chief Executive Robert Dudley gives the keynote during a CERAWeek 2011 luncheon in Houston. Dudley is scheduled to speak at the 2013 conference on Wednesday. (Photo: Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Experts urge nation to hit energy reset button

A new age of domestic energy production has upended supply expectations and requires a rethinking of U.S. energy policy, industry and environmental experts said on the first day of the CERAWeek energy conference Monday.  More »
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill is seen floating on the surface of the water in Bay Jimmy, near where oil was spotted in June 2011. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Settlement puts new focus on Transocean, Halliburton

In its proposed settlement of thousands of economic damage claims over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP simplified part of its own legal maze but may have made things more complicated for contractors Transocean and Halliburton.  More »

ConocoPhillips CEO sees spinoff Phillps 66 trading May 1

ConocoPhillips (COP), which plans to spin off its refining business, expects the new entity to begin regular trading May 1, Chief Executive Officer James Mulva said at a meeting with analysts and investors today.  More »
Oil gushes from BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on July 12, 2010. (AP Photo/BP)

BP official seeks to avoid medical exam

A BP PLC well site leader on the Deepwater Horizon is appealing a judge’s order he undergo a medical examination before he can claim to be unfit to answer questions under oath about the deadly 2010 rig explosion that spawned the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.  More »
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Chevron: Fire at rig off Nigeria has stopped

A natural gas fire that killed two people and destroyed a Chevron Corp. rig off the coast of Nigeria has stopped on its own, the company said Tuesday, ending an ocean inferno that burned for 46 days.  More »
(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Cracks emerge in GOP over hydraulic fracturing

When it comes to the controversial gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, the Republican Party itself appears fractured — especially in the critical swing state of Ohio.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

KKR, Chesapeake collaborate on energy investment

Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are teaming up to invest in mineral and royalty interests in key U.S. oil and gas basins.  More »
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell addresses a rally on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Anchorage for legislation that would cut oil production taxes.  (AP file photo/Dan Joling)

Alaska Gov says his plan touts investment

Gov. Sean Parnell has a question for state senators who wonder about the commitment of oil companies to invest more in Alaska under his tax-cut plan: What commitments are you pursuing, or have you gotten, under the Senate plan?  More »