News bites: Battle over White House energy nominee, SEC probes oil reserves, and more

The Wall Street Journal
(sub. req’d.) reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission is “pressing energy companies in the U.S. to disclose how much of their reserves — an important gauge of future profit — consists of oil rather than less valuable liquids like propane.”

National Public Radio reports on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and climate change.

Reuters has the latest on oil prices, which are falling as prospects for a U.S. military strike against Syria recede.