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The existing Keystone oil pipeline is constructed in North Dakota.   (Photo courtesy of TransCanada)

Keystone pipeline seen moving ahead on new route

TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline still will move ahead with an alternate route after President Barack Obama’s decision to deny a permit, investors, public officials and analysts say.  More »
Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Canada pledges to sell oil to Asia after Keystone rejection

President Barack Obama’s decision yesterday to reject a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline may prompt Canada to turn to China for oil exports.  More »
Nesting pelicans are seen landing as oil washes ashore at an island near Louisiana in May 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Officials hold meeting on Gulf restoration plans

Federal and state officials have presented plans to hold BP to its promise to make the Gulf whole in the wake of the 2010 oil-spill disaster.  More »

Members of the Iran Navy participate in a 2011 drill in the Sea of Oman. (AP Photo/International Iran Photo Agency, Ali Mohammadi)

Iran envoy says closing Strait of Hormuz an option if threatened

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said closing the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for about a fifth of the world’s oil trade, is an option if his country’s security is endangered.  More »

Nigeria: 2 presumed dead after Chevron rig fire

Chevron Corp. says it has ended its search for two workers who went missing in a fire on an offshore rig near Nigeria’s coast.  More »
(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

US, Filipino forces plan drills near disputed area

U.S. and Philippine marines plan to hold combat drills at an oil rig in the South China Sea to bolster the defense of such sensitive facilities in a bold move that may provoke protests from China, which claims waters in or near the location.  More »
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dueling NY studies over natural gas climate impact

Two groups of scientists at Cornell University are dueling over whether natural gas from shale is better or worse than coal when it comes to global climate change.  More »
(Photo: David Paul Ohmer/Flickr)

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BP could pay U.S. $25 billion for Gulf spill. Kinder Morgan earnings are up. GOP wants Hillary Clinton to testify about Keystone.  More »
(AP file photo/David J. Phillip)

Kinder Morgan, El Paso may sell $900 million line under pressure

Kinder Morgan (KMI) Inc. may reap more than $900 million if it has to sell natural-gas pipelines in the Rocky Mountains to secure federal approval of its $21 billion acquisition of El Paso Corp. (EP), scheduled to close in the second quarter.  More »
Stephen Harper

Canada disappointed over pipeline rejection

Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper says he told Barack Obama he was profoundly disappointed after the U.S. president called to tell him the administration rejected a plan to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.  More »
Jack  Gerard, CEO American Petroleum Institute during an editorial board interview on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Houston. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle)

API rips Obama administration’s decision to reject Keystone XL

American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard blasted President Barack Obama’s decision to formally reject the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it a “clear lack of leadership.”  More »
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Politicians, groups react harshly to Keystone news

Politicians and energy and environmental groups reacted quickly to the news that the Obama administration may formally reject the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »
Bobby Petty, with the "Veterans for Keystone XL," speaks in support of the proposed 1,700-mile pipeline that would connect Canadian tar sands to Port Arthur refineries. (Photo: Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise)

Obama to reject Keystone pipeline as political dance continues

Ah, election-year politics, where the issues matter far less than the theater. Enter the Keystone XL pipeline a conduit from Canada’s oil sands straight into an American political minefield.  More »
Actress Daryl Hannah, center, and others, take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington to protest the Keystone oil pipeline.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Supporters, opponents debate Keystone XL news

[View the story "Is Keystone XL decision a good one or a bad one?" on Storify]  More »
Anadarko headquarters in  The Woodlands.

Anadarko’s campus to grow

It’s a big week for Anadarko Petroleum.  More »