News bites: Oil sands, rail and the Keystone XL pipeline

The Washington Post takes a look at the impact rail transport might have in shipping Canadian oil sands even without the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Houston Chronicle previews the IHS CERAWeek energy conference, which will bring energy luminaries together to discuss a range of energy topics. E2-Wire will be there this week, so check in often.

The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Chesapeake Energy Corp., Bloomberg reports.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) backed off allowing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to wait for the state to finish a health study, according to The Associated Press.