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Fla. hotel sues BP over oil spill claim

A landmark Tampa Bay area hotel claims BP has failed to pay an oil-spill claim of more than $5 million.  More »
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Obama unveils energy plan in key states

President Barack Obama is announcing the sale of oil and gas drilling leases for nearly 38 million acres in the Gulf Coast and promoting the completion of a highway corridor for vehicles that run on liquefied natural gas, a response to critics who say his policies have stifled domestic energy production.  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)

La. oil officials dissatisfied with Obama speech

A day after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, petroleum industry representatives called Wednesday for a more-aggressive energy development policy, saying the United States could take care of more of its petroleum needs while cutting dependence on unstable foreign oil supplies.  More »

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Gasoline prices are on the rise again. Kinder Morgan still sees investments in natural gas pipelines. Obama hits the road to talk oil drilling.  More »
Taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. A BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but the oil giant failed to divulge the finding to government investigators for as long as a year, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Feds propose first central Gulf lease sale since Deepwater Horizon

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposed today an oil and gas lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico, the second there since the 2010 oil spill and the first since then in the Central Gulf region where the disaster occurred.  More »
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron gets go ahead to expand Table Rock Field

Chevron USA Inc. has gotten the go ahead to add up to 88 new wells in western Wyoming.  More »
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Crude prices rise on promise of low interest rates

The Fed’s plan allows consumers and business to continue to borrow money cheaply in the U.S., which should help boost the economy of the world’s largest oil consumer.  More »
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

GOP, industry say Obama overstating his role in boosting U.S. oil, gas

Republicans and industry groups came out swinging at President Obama, accusing him of exaggerating the his administration’s role in boosting domestic oil production and contended current policies are impeding oil-and-gas development offshore and on federal lands.  More »

Conoco profit rises on higher oil prices, asset sales

The oil giant’s fourth-quarter profits rose 66 percent, fueled largely by revenue from major asset sales as part of Conoco’s massive restructuring plans.  More »
Rich Kinder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in control room at office at Company's offices. (Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios, Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan predicts huge investments in natural gas pipelines

Kinder Morgan, the largest independent transporter of petroleum products in the U.S., is planning its pipeline growth around an inevitable shift to natural gas in the U.S., according to CEO Richard Kinder.  More »
Commercial fishermen from St. Bernard Parish, La., hired by BP lay oil retention booms around New Harbor Island in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Fired BP worker says he was asked to fake spill data

A man who supervised the BP cleaning efforts along the Mississippi shores claims he was fired after alerting federal officials that the company was falsify data to make the shores look cleaner than they were, according to court records.  More »

Rep. Barton says State Department reasoning an “insult” to America

A top State Department official today will blast a Republican bill that would circumvent the administration’s denial of a permit for Keystone XL and require a different agency approve it.  More »
The Chevron Genesis in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Big Oil had good 2011, despite 4th-quarter slump

After gangbuster results earlier in 2011, giant integrated energy companies are set to report lackluster fourth-quarter earnings starting Wednesday, and it has a lot to do with the price of oil in London.  More »
A Chinese man holds up oil residue found in his shrimp farm in the coastal Leting county in the Bohai Bay near northern China's Hebei province. China's oceanic agency has ordered ConocoPhillips China to do more to prevent and clean up offshore spills that occurred June 4 and June 17, 2011 in the Bohai Bay that have raised an outcry among fishermen and environmentalists. (AP Photo)

Conoco to pay $160 million for China oil spill claims

ConocoPhillips said Wednesday that it and China National Offshore Oil Corp. reached a $160 million agreement to settle compensation claims from oil spills off northeastern China.  More »
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Obama pushes natural-gas fracking to create 600,000 jobs

President Barack Obama pushed drilling for gas in shale rock and support for cleaner energy sources to boost the economy in his final State of the Union address before facing U.S. voters in November.  More »