Chevron's repeated refusal to clean up its toxic contamination of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest constitutes an "attack" on civilian populations and should be investigated by the International Criminal Court in the Hague, impacted indigenous and farming communities charged this week in a formal complaint to the global body.

Kitimat is a town in the middle of a major LNG boom. The boom is pushing up housing prices and demands on local services.

Topping the list is ConocoPhillips , which produced 417.08 million Mcf in 2013 - a decrease of 5.88 percent from 2012. See which other companies topped the list of gas producers in the accompanying slideshow.

Southwestern Energy Co. Chairman and CEO Steven Mueller put off questions about his company's announced Marcellus Shale acquisition during its third-quarter earnings call on Friday, but he took time to address one point.

Evelyn Nesbit, the femme fatale of "Ragtime" fame, is the center of Laural Meade's racy but uneven melodrama, which riffs on one of the more spectacular crimes of the 20th century. Sex, scandal and murder are the hallmarks of this outlandishly torrid love triangle.

US rig count up 9 to 1,927

Published - Oct 25, 2014

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by nine this week to 1,927. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,595 rigs were exploring for oil and 332 for gas.

Enbridge Inc. insists in a regulatory filing that its design for the Line 9 pipeline through southern Ontario has the right shut-off valve configuration to minimize the risk to waterways and reservoirs in the event of a rupture. The Calgary-based company was responding to the National Energy Board's decision to delay a restart of the pipeline because it's "not persuaded" that Enbridge has met one of the the conditions attached to the NEB's approval of the project.

Executives with two big Canadian oil companies are taking recent oil price weakness in stride, signalling no immediate plans to throttle back spending, but ensuring they have the flexibility to do so if needed. Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. are both in the midst of finalizing their capital budgets in 2015, with details set to be unveiled in December.

French oil giant Total SA has named Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to replace Christophe de Margerie, who was killed earlier this week in a plane crash in Moscow. Barely 36 hours after de Margerie's death, Total's board chose Pouyanne, 51, at a board meeting Wednesday.

Open Text Corp. said Wednesday that first-quarter profits more than doubled as its corporate software business experienced particular strength in the services and technology industries, as well as the public sector. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company, which reports in U.S. dollars, said that net income rose to US$64.7 million, or 53 cents per diluted share, compared with $30.6 million or 26 cents per share a year ago.

MBAC Fertilizer Corp. . Agriculture. Up 7.5 cents, or 115.38 per cent, to 14 cents on 12.1 million shares.

In most conversations about energy, the topic of Big Oil versus renewables usually becomes a zero-sum game. Renewable advocates accuse Big Oil of conspiring to shut out wind, solar, and other alternate energy sources in the pursuit of greater profits driven by fossil fuels.