• WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The Obama administration on Thursday laid out a framework for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades.

  • U.S. housing recovery uneven across markets, study finds Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    By 2018, the median price of single-family homes will be close to the peak reached in 2006 before the national market cratered, according to the study from the Demand Institute, a nonprofit think tank operated by The Conference Board and Nielsen.

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Personnel shortages at the U.S. Department of the Interior are causing delays in issuing oil and gas drilling permits as well as missed targets for important oversight work, according to a government performance audit.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 20- A Nebraska judge's ruling on the Keystone XL pipeline could let President Barack Obama delay his final decision on the project until after mid-term elections and avoid political damage, analysts say.

  • VANCOUVER, Feb 20- A new tax regime proposed for British Columbia's budding liquefied natural gas industry has nudged plans for export terminals on Canada's Pacific Coast closer to reality, but it likely won't spur a sudden rush of building. The British Columbia provincial government wants to build a world-scale LNG export industry.

  • Scanning for profit: Drones invade the Arctic Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    Companies are preparing to launch unmanned aircraft in the Arctic this summer to aid in energy exploration, climatology research and shipping.

  • This airline to offer free beer on some flights Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Starting in March, passengers on some Alaska flights will get free Old 55 Pale Ale made by Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a shareholder lawsuit against BP PLC over statements the company made in the wake of a 2006 oil spill in Alaska. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco allows shareholders to proceed with some securities fraud claims against BP after a lower judge had dismissed them.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 13- A U.S. appeals court on Thursday revived a shareholder lawsuit against BP PLC over statements the company made in the wake of a 2006 oil spill in Alaska.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10- California fracking opponents aiming to stop development of massive state oil reserves are focusing their drive this year around the state's record-breaking drought, arguing oil production would suck sorely needed water from farms and homes.

  • COLUMN-Better batteries are key to climate change: Kemp Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 11- Finding a better way to store electrical energy is the single biggest breakthrough needed to tackle climate change. But the goal of developing batteries that are lighter, as well as more compact, powerful and affordable remains frustratingly elusive.

  • COLUMN-Living without water in the U.S. West: Kemp Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 10- Water supplies across the western and southwestern United States are becoming severely strained as more people move into areas with limited rainfall and shrinking groundwater.

  • Feb 4- Flint Hills Resources LP's North Pole, Alaska, refinery will stop processing crude oil in the next few months, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported on its website on Tuesday.

  • SEATTLE, Feb 4- Alaska Airlines is determined to remain independent and its financial results are crucial to staving off a takeover, the head of the airline said on Tuesday. "The best defense is performance," Brad Tilden, chief executive officer of Alaska Air Group, told an aerospace conference.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers voiced support on Tuesday for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, and did not rule out using legislation to force the White House to approve the Canada- to- Texas project.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- The U.S. government has authorized limited crude oil exports to Europe, for the first time in years, raising new questions about how companies are testing the limits of a controversial, decades-old exports ban.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The Obama administration's tricky final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is several months away, guaranteeing that the project dividing many Democratic voters will be an issue in the midterm elections that could determine control of the U.S. Congress.

  • LONDON, Jan 31- Critical minerals like rare earths, lithium and tellurium are becoming ever more essential to the modern economy, yet production in the United States remains limited, leaving the country relying on imports from just a handful of countries led by China.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The decision whether to eliminate a 40- year-old ban on most U.S. crude oil exports should hinge on whether it would lead to higher domestic retail gasoline prices, Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, said on Thursday.

  • UPDATE 2-Conoco profit beats estimates, asset sales help Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Jan 30- ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. oil company without refining operations, said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit rose more than expected, helped by the sale of its Algerian business and production of more North American crude oil.

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