Feds cite owners of Ky. coal mine where collapse killed 2 for not adequately supporting roof

Feds cite coal mine owners in fatal Ky. collapse

Feds cite Massey Energy for serious violations after surprise inspection at W.Va. coal mine

MSHA: Massey cited for serious violations in W.Va.

China warns mine bosses not to flout new rule ordering them underground; fines, bans possible

Bosses who don’t enter China’s mines may be fined

China warns mine bosses not to flout new rule ordering them underground

China’s mine bosses ordered to go underground

Houston Ship Channel reopens, restoring access to one of nation’s biggest ports

Houston Ship Channel reopens, ships moving through

Houston Ship Channel reopens, restoring access to one of the nation’s biggest ports

Houston Ship Channel reopens

HOUSTON — The Houston Ship Channel has reopened, three days after it was closed by a barge accident.

Houston Ship Channel partially reopens; work continues to remove damaged electric tower

Houston Ship Channel partially reopens

HOUSTON — The Houston Ship Channel reopened Wednesday after an electric tower that had teetered over the waterway since a weekend barge accident was lowered to the ground, the Coast Guard said.

Govt lacks copies of emergency response plans developed by natural gas pipeline operators

Natural gas pipeline crisis plans kept from public

Nearly 70 ships jammed up awaiting delayed reopening of crucial Houston Ship Channel

Ships back up as Houston canal reopening delayed

With drilling ban about to end, oil industry has yet to adopt the lessons of the BP spill

Oil industry has yet to adopt lessons of BP spill

Washington state approves record $2.39M fine for refinery blast that could have been prevented

$2.39 million fine for Wash. state refinery blast

Supreme Court won’t stop government from making oil company clean up spill at former refinery

Court won’t spare Apex from oil spill clean up

Iran says delay in starting first nuclear power plant is result of leak, not computer worm

Iran: Nuclear delay due to leak, not computer worm

Iran says ’small leak’ and not computer worm behind delay in activating nuclear power plant

Iran: Leak, not computer worm, behind plant delay

Federal panel looking for information about safety culture, other issues during spill hearings

US investigative panel meets for 5th time on spill

Interior opens revenue office for drilling royalties; move separates it from oversight agency

Interior creates revenue office for drilling

Car bombs kill 8 near ceremony to mark Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary

Car bombs kill 8, mar Nigeria 50th ceremony

Car bombs kill 7, wound dozens near ceremony to mark Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary

Car bombs kill 7, mar Nigeria 50th ceremony

British govt grants Chevron first new deepwater drilling permit since Gulf of Mexico spill

Chevron gets permission to drill off UK coast

Massey Energy accuses federal investigators of destroying evidence W.Va. mine

Massey: Feds destroyed evidence at W.Va. mine

Interior Department sets new rules for offshore drilling, a step toward lifting deepwater ban

Interior Dept. sets new offshore drilling rules

Gov’t ready to set new rules for offshore drilling, a step toward lifting deepwater ban

New offshore drilling rules coming Thursday

Government regulators report big overtime bills for Upper Big Branch blast investigation

Regulators report OT bills for W.Va. mine probe

Chile mine drilling advances rapidly, cheering families as officials hope for earlier rescue

Chile rescue speeds up, cheering miner families

After 2-month shutdown, Enbridge gradually restarting service on oil pipeline in Michigan

Enbridge gradually restarts Michigan oil pipeline

Feds handling of BP spill compared to Custer’s Last Stand, man behind curtain in Wizard of Oz

Spill panel: Federal confusion lost public trust

About 100 people arrested in front of White House while protesting mountaintop mining

About 100 arrested in DC mountaintop mining rally

Report on whether oil drilling ban should be lifted is a month ahead of schedule

Drilling ban analysis due out a month early

Coast Guard ex-chief says third party could represent future BPs in spills to avoid conflicts

Allen: Third party needed in oil spill response

Presidential panel in next round of hearings asks: What happened after the oil spilled?

Panel probes decisions made after Gulf spill

With well killed, BP works to determine its own estimate of how much oil spilled in Gulf

BP works on own estimate for amount of oil spilled

Federal safety regulators cite Massey for hundreds of violations found at Upper Big Branch

MSHA cites Massey for hundreds of W.Va. violations

No gas pump surprises this fall: Prices should be steady barring hurricane in Gulf of Mexico

Pump prices likely to remain steady this fall

Natural gas prices rise as traders watch for storm threat to Gulf of Mexico production

Natural gas up on storm threat to production

Conn. governor’s order bans gas blow pipe cleaning procedure at power plants after fatal blast

Conn. gov bans gas blow pipe cleaning procedure

Massey CEO: Evidence shows W.Va. miners knew of methane flood before blast in coal mine

Massey CEO: Miners knew of methane before blast

Massey chief accuses federal mine safety officials of lying in W.Va. mine blast investigation

Massey chief accuses feds of lying in W.Va. probe

Conn. committee recommends banning ‘gas blows’ at plants, more training for inspectors

Conn. committee seeks to ban ‘gas blows’ at plants

Mine safety agency chief announces emergency coal dust rule in response to W.Va. explosion

Mine safety agency has new rule after W.Va. blast

Optimism grows in Chile as drills advance and capsule is prepared for October miner rescue

Chileans optimistic for early October miner rescue

Facing problems from blackouts to subway shutdown, Venezuelan leaders cry sabotage before vote

Chavez allies play on sabotage claims before vote

Nigeria: French oil giant Total warns proposed oil bill will hurt foreign investment

Nigeria: Total warns oil bill will hurt industry

Pipeline info kept secret for security reasons; Calif. town found that out after lethal blast

Despite accidents, pipeline info is elusive

Blown out oil well is finally dead but the pain for Gulf Coast residents will remain

Gulf oil well is dead but the pain will remain

Well’s official death marks milestone, as Gulf assesses harm and looks ahead

The well is dead, but Gulf challenges live on

Blown-out BP oil well at bottom of Gulf declared dead 5 months after disaster began

Blown-out BP well finally killed at bottom of Gulf

Depending on pressure test results, officials can declare blown-out BP oil well dead

Test will tell if BP oil well can be declared dead

Even as BP’s blown-out oil well nears death, Gulf residents know catastrophe has not ended

BP’s oil well near death, but disaster is not over

As BP’s blown-out oil well nears its final death, engineers ready for one more test on seal

As BP well nears death, pressure test needed

Engineers: 1 more pressure test needed to ensure cement seal holds on BP’s blown-out well

Engineers: 1 more pressure test needed on BP well