Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s top executives dismissed weaker than anticipated fourth quarter earnings as a blip on Thursday and said Europe’s biggest oil company would embark on a new program to boost production, notably in North America. More »
The U.S. government must decide whether it wants more oil from Canada or wants to continue relying on high levels of supplies from the Middle East and Venezuela, the Canadian ambassador to the United States said Wednesday while in San Antonio. More »
PetroChina Co. (857), the country’s biggest energy producer, said it has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s Groundbirch shale-gas project in Canada to gain drilling expertise and technology. More »
A Southern California woman who challenged the legal status-quo by filing a small-claims action against Honda won her lawsuit Wednesday when a judge ruled that the automaker misled her about the potential fuel economy of her hybrid car. More »
Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia are trying to top each other with the sweetest package of tax breaks for Shell Oil Co., which plans to build a huge new petrochemical refinery in the region. More »
A top Environmental Protection Agency official fended off Republican and industry attacks on a controversial study that found a likely link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyo. More »
The Houston-based oil and gas pipeline company Enterprise Products achieved record profits in fourth quarter of 2011, benefitting from the surge in natural gas and liquids drilling in shale plays. More »
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