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A section of land inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.  (AP Photo)

Murkowski says ‘ANWR will happen’ — but not soon

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Thursday that drilling will happen in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but people shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for it.  More »
In this photo provided by Greenpeace, actress Lucy Lawless, left, joins activists in stopping a Shell-contracted drillship from departing the port of Taranaki, New Zealand, Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Lawless, a native New Zealander, best known for her title role in "Xena: Warrior Princess," climbed the oil-drilling ship bound for the Arctic to try and stop it from leaving. (AP Photo/Greenpeace, Nigel Marple)

Actress Lucy Lawless climbs oil-drilling ship

Television actress Lucy Lawless climbed aboard an oil-drilling ship Friday in New Zealand, joining six Greenpeace activists to try to stop the vessel from setting off for the Arctic.  More »
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Firefighters snuff out Galveston crude oil blaze

Firefighters extinguished a blaze early Friday after it burned a storage tank containing 12,000 barrels of oil in Galveston.  More »

(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Senators push leaders on extending wind tax credit

A bipartisan group of 10 senators asked the chamber’s leaders to move legislation that would extend a wind-energy tax credit beyond 2012, saying the provision has helped foster the industry’s growth in the United States.  More »

Ex-KBR official gets 30 months in prison

A former KBR chief executive who oversaw a massive bribery scheme to induce Nigerian officials to award $6 billion in refinery contracts was sentenced Thursday to a 30-month prison term.  More »
Deborah Aguila fills up her car at a gas station, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Benchmark oil price hits a 9-month high, near $108

The ongoing tension between western nations and Iran is continuing to drive oil prices higher.  More »
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. September 2011. (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg)

Obama chides GOP for “licking their chops” on gasoline prices

President Obama went on the road Thursday to defend himself against a tide of Republican and industry accusation that he is causing gas prices to go up, accusing them of “licking their chops” and playing politics with bad news.  More »
A Chevron flag flies over company offices in Richmond, Calif.  (AP file photo/Ben Margot)

Chevron Phillips may build ethylene cracker

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., a joint venture of Chevron Corp. and ConocoPhillips, is studying whether to build an ethylene-cracking plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast to process natural gas from shale fields.  More »
Oil gushes from BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on July 12, 2010. (AP Photo/BP)

Judge ruling on Anadarko liability may move settlement talks

A court ruling Wednesday may boost Anadarko’s incentive to settle with the government on water pollution fines arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »
This aerial photo shows an oil sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from projects in Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

EU deadlocked on oil sands carbon-value plan

A European Union committee of experts failed to reach a decision on a proposal opposed by Canada to classify tar-sand oil as more polluting than conventional crude.  More »
A unicyclist rides pass a gasoline pricing sign in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The perils of live reporting on gasoline prices

See what happens when two stations report about gas prices.  More »
(Photo: Johnny Hanson, Houston Chronicle)

Katy motorists see lower prices due to price war

Richard Little could barely contain his smile when he saw the price of gasoline on West Little York Road.  More »
Frank Campo, owner of Campo Marina, pauses as he discusses the threats to the region and his livelihood from the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig at his Marina in Shell Beach, La., on May 1, 2010.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

BP spill victims still feel economic impact as trial nears

Louisiana oysterman Terrance M. Shelley was struggling to keep up with demand by New Orleans restaurants before BP Plc (BP/)’s Macondo well blew out in April 2010, crippling the processing plant he opened six months earlier.  More »
President Barack Obama (AP file)

Obama to address gas prices, pitch energy policy

President Barack Obama is confronting Americans’ anxiety over rising gasoline prices by drawing attention to his energy policies and taking credit for rising oil and gas production, a greater mix of energy sources and decreased consumption.  More »
(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

NY court decision bolsters anti-fracking movement

A New York court decision has bolstered a movement among towns determined to prevent the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas within their borders.  More »