The price of oil barely budged Thursday. But natural gas futures soared and U.S. drivers again saw higher numbers at the gas pump.
Natural gas prices moved sharply higher Thursday after a winter storm hit much of the Eastern United States. Natural gas futures rose 40 cents, or 8.3 percent, to $5.22 per 1,000 cubic feet.
A federal appeals court has cleared the way for thousands of workers to be compensated for medical treatment for exposure to crude oil or chemical dispersants during the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Recent crude oil train catastrophes in North Dakota and Canada show that Minnesota needs to beef up its ability to protect its communities from similar disasters, a pair of lawmakers said Wednesday.
An underground gas line in rural southern Kentucky exploded early Thursday, sending two people to the hospital and destroying two homes, a county official said.
A state health official told North Dakota lawmakers that cleanup of massive oil spill in northwestern North Dakota will take at least two more years.
The president of BP Alaska says the company plans to boost its capital spending in the state from just under $900 million last year to $1.2 billion this year.
Washington lawmakers on Monday considered competing measures that try to address potential risks as more crude oil is shipped by rail into the state.
The North Dakota Health Department says more than 10,000 gallons of saltwater leaked from an oil well site in the western part of the state.
The Louisiana Democratic Party is supporting lawsuits demanding that 97 oil and gas companies pay for damages to the state's marshes that led to coastal wetlands loss and contributed to higher storm surges during hurricanes.
Shares of Boardwalk Pipeline plunged more than 36 percent Monday following disappointing fourth-quarter results and after it slashed its quarterly distribution.
Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use after frigid weather across the U.S. and Canada caused a shortage of natural gas at Southern California power plants.
Public officials in Fairbanks are assessing effects from closure of the North Pole Refinery by June 1. North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that Flint Hills Resources accounts for roughly one-third of the city property tax base.
Colorado regulators said Thursday they will consider whether new rules are needed after 13 oil spills were blamed on last September's flood, but some county officials said the leaks were comparatively small and that the existing rules worked.
Washington lawmakers considered a plan Thursday that would eliminate a decades-old tax break now used by oil refineries to save millions of dollars each year.
Utah has given final approval to a $5.35 million settlement with Chevron after a pipeline leaked about 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel in northern Utah last year.
North Dakota is losing nearly $1 million monthly in natural gas tax revenue as vast amounts of the byproduct of oil production goes up in smoke, state tax department records show.
Uganda's government has signed an agreement with three foreign oil companies, a government official said Thursday, clearing the way for commercial production of crude reserves.
TransCanada Corp. says it has a growing list of U.S. oil shippers signing up to use a proposed connector to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Federal transportation officials say investigators found crude oil being transported from North Dakota's Bakken region was misclassified in 11 out of 18 truck shipments tested.
Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry says several dozen railcars carrying gas have derailed and caught fire northeast of Moscow, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of local residents.
Flint Hills Resources announced Tuesday that it will close its North Pole refinery, shuttering a major employer in the Fairbanks area and eliminating a local source of gasoline, jet fuel, heating fuel and other petroleum products.
With yet another obstacle removed for the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents are pressing forward with a lawsuit to challenge the project, public protests and an effort to inject the issue into the November elections.
Five years after the pipeline's backers first asked the Obama administration for approval, the project remains in limbo. It's stuck in a complex permitting process that has enabled Obama to put off what will inevitably be a politically explosive decision.