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3 hurt in fiery well site explosion near Pearsall

Authorities say three workers have been injured in a fiery explosion at a South Texas well site that destroyed an oil tank.  More »
Dust permeates the air at a Chesapeake Energy Co. hydraulic fracturing operation at a well site near Carrizo Springs, Texas. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express News)

GOP ramps up probe of EPA, DOE on fracturing

House Republicans are ramping up their investigations into the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy regarding hydraulic fracturing and its safety.  More »
A sign tower reaches toward the sky at the entrance to Schlumberger's Sugar Land campus. (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Update: Gulf of Mexico recovery boosts Schlumberger profit surge

Schlumberger, a top oilfield service provider, announced fourth-quarter profits rose 36 percent as oil companies increased production and exploration worldwide in offshore fields and in shale plays.  More »
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Ted Glick, policy director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, speaks against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline during a rally in Washington, D.C. in October. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Steffy: Enough exaggerations to fill miles of pipelines

The greatest spill threat from the Keystone XL wasn’t oil, it was hyperbole.  More »
Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lawmakers seek to undo pipeline denial

Congressional supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are exploring legislation that might circumvent the Obama administration’s denial of a permit for the project by letting Congress or an independent federal agency approve it.  More »
Gas prices posted at a station in Tempe, Ariz., on March 8, 2011 (AP Photo/Matt York)

Houston gas prices predicted to hit new high by Memorial Day

Gas prices have been steadily going up in Houston since the New Year, but according to Gasbuddy.com, the gasoline peak is still months away for drivers.  More »
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns on April 21, 2010 after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP file photo/Gerald Herbert)

Judge pares down fees for attorneys in BP case

A federal judge has ruled that people pursuing their Gulf of Mexico oil spill claims against BP outside of federal court do not have to pay fees to hundreds of lawyers working on behalf of about 120,000 claimants fighting the oil giant in court.  More »
A drilling rig in Pavillion, Wyo., used to drill a deep water well for testing. (Photo: EPA).

EPA seeks experts to review Wyo. pollution study

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominees for a peer review panel that will be asked to take a close look at an EPA draft report that theorizes a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution in a Wyoming gas field.  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)

IEA’s Birol on Keystone pipeline, oil stockpiles

Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency, talks about President Barack Obama’s decision to reject a permit for TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. Birol, speaking with Bloomberg’s Lananh Nguyen in London, also discusses Iran’s threat to disrupt traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.  More »
Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest of Keystone XL at the White House on Sunday, Nov. 6.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Neb. governor disappointed with Keystone decision

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman expressed concern that a federal decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline could create legal problems for the state.  More »
In Omaha, Neb., a protester raises signs opposing the Keystone XL pipeline in September 2010. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Baucus says tax cuts, oil pipeline top priorities

U.S. Sen. Max Baucus said cutting taxes and securing approval for a massive oil pipeline are top congressional priorities this year and the Montana Democrat expressed optimism that deals can be reached despite the recent bitter partisan stalemates.  More »
Craig Sautner, a resident of Dimock, Pa., holds a jug of contaminated water outside a September EPA meeting on hydraulic fracturing in New York. (Photo: AP/Press & Sun-Bulletin)

Pa. town with tainted wells getting new EPA water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it will deliver fresh water to four homes in a northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential water wells were tainted by a gas driller. The agency also said it will begin testing the water supplies of dozens more homes as it ramps up its investigation more than three years after homeowners say the water supply was ruined.  More »