Sensing a political opening, congressional Republicans are moving toward a high-stakes showdown with President Barack Obama over a plan to link fast-tracked approval of an oil pipeline to a measure renewing a payroll tax cut. More »
Transocean Ltd. said it can’t be forced to pay federal fines or penalties for oil spilled below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in the Deepwater Horizon incident because of an indemnity contract with BP Plc. More »
The Environmental Working Group said companies drilling in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast routinely described to shareholders the potential risks of natural gas drilling in their Securities and Exchange Commission filings — but didn’t give the same warnings to landowners. More »
El Paso Corp. has no estimate for when its Ruby interstate natural-gas pipeline will return to service after a Dec. 10 fire on a segment in northern Utah, said Richard Wheatley, a company spokesman in Houston. More »
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