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This image provided by BP's spillcam on June 6, 2010 shows oil leaking out of the Macondo well head in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP file photo/BP)

Report: BP ready for lengthy oil spill trial

BP chief executive Bob Dudley said the company is able to fight a lengthy court battle over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Permian Basin of West Texas seeing oil boom

The Permian Basin of West Texas is experiencing an oil boom, leading some of the region’s top oilmen to predict that Texas oil production will double within five to seven years.  More »
Statoil's Polar Pioneer drills in the Skrugard field in the Barents Sea. (Photo: Harald Pettersen/Statoil)

Statoil venture finds large oil field off Brazil

Norway’s Statoil says its joint venture with Petrobras and Repsol Sinopec has discovered oil some 120 miles off the Brazilian coast in the Atlantic Ocean.  More »
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.  (Photo: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Spill trial delayed a week

The start of the massive Deepwater Horizon spill trial has been delayed by a week to allow BP and a committee representing various plaintiffs that have sued BP more time to reach a settlement.  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)

Steffy: Justice delayed for Deepwater Horizon victim

Almost 1,000 documents have been filed since the lawsuits against BP and other companies involved in the Gulf oil spill were combined in a New Orleans court.  More »
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Eminent domain isn’t solid ground for oil industry

Texas is in the midst of a shale drilling boom, but the oil and gas industry is concerned that an eminent domain fight over a carbon dioxide pipeline near Beaumont could slow that down.  More »
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Gasoline continues fueling politics

A gallon of regular averaged $3.65 nationwide Friday, AAA reported, up from $3.53 a week earlier. Oil interests see that as a chance to push harder for more domestic energy development.  More »
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El Paso to sell E&P business for $7.15 billion

El Paso Corp. has a deal to sell its exploration and production arm for $7.15 billion to a group of private equity firms.  More »
The Securities and Exchange commission charged a Houston oil-and-gas exploration and production company with making false claims about its oil reserves.

SEC charges ex-Noble CEO, 2 others with bribery

The SEC’s charges were the latest action in the government’s efforts to combat overseas corruption in international business  More »
Deborah Delauro waits as she puts gas in her car in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Oil prices rising to near 2011 highs

On Friday benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose by $1.94 to end the week at $109.77 per barrel in New York.  More »
Cleanup worker Jeiner Foronda places fresh absorbent boom in the affected marshland of Terrebonne Parish, La., while cleaning up oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. ( Smiley N. Pool / Chronicle )

Anadarko wins ruling on evidence in BP spill case

The first phase of the trial begins Monday.  More »
Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010.  (Photo: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas will get $6.5 million from MOEX deal

A Deepwater Horizon minority investor agreed today to pay Texas $6.5 million for damage to the Gulf of Mexico and the coastal communities as a result of the 2010 Macondo oil spill, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said.  More »
Protesters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline at a rally in Washington, D.C. (Puneet Kollipara / the Houston Chronicle)

Americans support Keystone XL pipeline, poll says

A Pew Research poll found that two-thirds of Americans want to see the Keystone XL pipeline built. But they also want more government regulations of the oil and gas industry.  More »

ConocoPhillips workers learning where they’ll work

ConocoPhillips employees in Bartlesville starting to learn which company they’ll work for when the Houston-based oil company splits into two stand-alone businesses.  More »
Shell's Arctic-class drill ship, the Kulluk, is shown as it is towed near Alaska. Shell is moving the Kulluk drilling unit from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, to a Seattle shipyard for ongoing maintenance and planned, technical upgrades. (Photo courtesy of Shell Oil Co.)

North Alaska may hold 80 trillion cubic feet of shale gas

Alaska’s North Slope shales may hold as much as 80 trillion cubic feet of gas, or more than half the highest estimate for the Marcellus formation, and as much as 2 billion barrels of oil, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  More »