The following is a selection of the most important news affecting the oil market.
Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionaire energy executives want to let home flood insurance premiums soar to help corporate America.
How high is demand for welders to work in the shale boom on the U.S. Gulf Coast?
Brent crude climbed to a six-week high on the escalating Ukraine crisis. West Texas Intermediate traded near $104 a barrel after a government report showed that U.S. inventories surged last week.
Ethanol declined in Chicago for a fourth day following a government report that production last week climbed to the highest level since December.
To hire 10 to 15 project coordinators this year, Sabre Commercial Inc. has boosted pay 10 percent and added a 401(k) retirement plan.
Ethanol declined on speculation that contracts signed for imports when prices were near a seven- year high will add to stockpiles of the biofuel.
Gasoline futures slipped from a seven-month high as the U.S. benchmark crude retreated.
Rising from the scrub pines of central Mississippi is a $5.2 billion construction project that may determine the future of coal in the age of global warming.
Schork Says Keystone XL Awaits Next Administration
Feinberg Says Everyone `More Careful’ After Spill