News bites: How Obama's Cabinet picks can tackle climate change

The Washington Post explores how President Obama's picks to run the Energy Department and Environmental Protection Agency can address climate change.

Bloomberg explains how a summer — or later — ruling approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline would affect the timetable for completing the project.

An official with Norwegian oil giant Statoil said the firm would walk away from Arctic drilling if it proved too risky, according to Dow Jones.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's death did little to rattle oil prices, The Associated Press notes.

A new report says overproduction of natural gas, rather than regulations, is thwarting energy development in the West, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.