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A view of the facility at Shell's Ursa project in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell is the operator on the project, but working partners include BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips. (Photo: Shell)

Shell reports sheen in central Gulf

Federal officials are investigating reports of a light oil sheen in the central portion of the Gulf of Mexico. Shell told federal officials about the sheen, which is located between two of its projects 130 miles southeast of New Orleans.  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)

Natural gas settles below $2 for first time in decade

Natural gas prices fall to $2 for first time in decade.  More »
A front-end crash test of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)

GM lithium-battery explosion sparks fire at lab

General Motors Co. (GM), maker of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid sedan, said a test battery exploded at a research facility near its Detroit headquarters.  More »
(AP file photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

Bakken oil pipeline would pass through MT, WY, CO

A proposed oil pipeline from North Dakota would pass near the eastern borders of Wyoming and Montana and through eastern Colorado on its way to Oklahoma.  More »
Workboats operate near the Transocean Development Driller II at the site of the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP file photo/Dave Martin)

Court hearing to discuss oil spill subpoenas

Prosecutors and the owner of the rig that exploded and led to the massive 2010 Gulf oil spill were to argue in court over whether the company should honor subpoenas from a federal board investigating the accident.  More »
(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Simple tips to save dollars at the pump

Saving money at the gas pump can be as easy as filling up your tires, removing the junk from your trunk or the way you drive.  More »
Demonstrators hold up signs in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project in the US, and the Tar Sands Development in Alberta Canada. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Keystone XL opponents decry Nebraska pipeline bill

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline proposal say a Nebraska bill on the verge of final lawmaker approval would effectively rubber-stamp the project.  More »
This is an undated handout photo issued by Total E&P UK Ltd of Total's Elgin PUQ (Process/Utilities/Quarters)  platform. A two-mile exclusion zone has been set up around the offshore platform in the North Sea which has been evacuated after a gas leak, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The leak on Total's Elgin PUQ platform, about 150 miles (241km) off the coast of Aberdeen, led to the evacuation of all 238 workers on Sunday. (AP Photo  / TOTAL E&P UK Ltd)

Total says it could stop leak in weeks

Total officials believe a leak at its North Sea Elgin platform could be stopped in a matter of weeks, if everything goes as planned, according to a Scottish newspaper.  More »
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)

Texas spends Gulf oil spill cash on conservation

Texas is the first state to confirm a deal to spend settlement money from the Gulf oil spill for long-term coastal conservation, working with a private nonprofit to cut through red tape and buy 80 acres of prime habitat for endangered whooping cranes.  More »
Petroleos Mexicanos oil platforms in the Cantarell oil field in the Gulf of Mexico.  (Photo: Pemex/Bloomberg)

Pemex can’t add ConocoPhillips, Shell to lawsuit over stolen gas

Pemex Exploracion Y Produccion (0195730D) can’t sue six U.S. energy firms including ConocoPhillips Co. (COP) as part of a lawsuit seeking more than $300 million for Mexican natural gas condensate allegedly stolen by bandits and sold in the U.S., a federal judge ruled.  More »
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (left) talks to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a  signing ceremony in Russia in 2011. (AP photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

Putin says Russia needs to rise to U.S. gas challenge

Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin urged energy producers from the world’s biggest natural- gas exporter to “rise to the challenge” of a changing market as the U.S. increases output of shale gas.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (AP file photo/Ralph Wilson)

Employers gather for NY’s 1st shale gas job fair

Businesses ranging from wildlife consultants to titans of the oil and gas industry will gather in Binghamton for New York’s first shale gas job fair, buoyed by hopes that state regulators will lift a four-year-old ban and start permitting hydraulic fracturing this year.  More »