News bites: Gas producers reduce output amid supply glut

The Wall Street Journal reports that natural gas producers are cutting back production in response to the supply glut that has sent prices to their lowest levels in a decade.

Bloomberg reports that a proposed multibillion-dollar settlement over the BP oil spill has won preliminary approval from a federal judge.

The New York Times
has the latest on the legal battle over Yucca Mountain.

Reuters looks at Energy Department research into the potential for harvesting energy from methane hydrates.