Nebraska lawmakers approved a $2 million plan to study a new route for the Keystone XL pipeline, which was fiercely opposed in the state because a previously proposed route took it near a major aquifer. More »
Iraq’s top energy official says the country may be open to letting Exxon Mobil keep some of its disputed oil deals in the self-ruled Kurdish region if they and similar contracts meet Baghdad’s approval. More »
Texas is still a national leader in wind energy, but Kansas is building more wind projects this year and Iowa claimed more jobs tied to the sector in 2011 than the Lone Star State, according to a new assessment by an industry trade group. More »
A lawyer for Transocean tried to cut off the last of several investigations into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster Wednesday, arguing in Houston federal court that one agency did not have jurisdiction to dig into the company’s operations. More »
A high-end office development is being planned in the Energy Corridor, potentially adding 1.5 million square feet of space to this part of west Houston, where oil and gas companies dominate the corporate landscape. More »
Public health advocates and doctors on the front lines of Pennsylvania’s natural gas-drilling boom are attacking the state’s new Marcellus Shale law, likening one of its provisions to a gag order and complaining that vital research money into health effects was stripped at the last minute. More »
Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), whose daily 2011 fuel bill was $32 million, may buy a ConocoPhillips (COP) refinery to help save 10 percent on a significant portion of its fuel needs, a person familiar with the matter said. More »
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