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  • German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine

    BERLIN (AP) — German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries. The reverse-flow deliveries from Germany via Poland are...

  • Energy Department IT system is deeply flawed, IG finds

    An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.

  • Japan pro-whaling lobby vows to continue hunts

    TOKYO (AP) — Hundreds of pro-whaling Japanese officials, lawmakers and lobby group members vowed Tuesday to continue whale hunts despite a world court ruling that ordered the country to halt its Antarctic whaling program. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told the...

  • Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the violence, but not before...

  • Oil falls below $104 ahead of Ukraine meeting

    The price of oil fell Tuesday ahead of talks in Switzerland that might help defuse tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 68 cents to $103.39 at 0650 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 31...

  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    BANGKOK (AP) — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A...

  • Top Democratic lawmaker backs off 'carbon tax'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate leader on Monday backed off an unpopular proposal for a so-called carbon tax on consumer fuels and instead wants to dedicate billions of dollars generated by California's greenhouse gas reduction law to affordable housing, mass transit and high-speed...

  • Court overturns 1 SEC conflict minerals provision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a disclosure requirement that public companies must post information about their use of minerals from Congo, where militias linked to atrocities have profited from mining minerals used in electronics, jewelry and other goods. The...

  • Conn. fracking waste moratorium bill progresses

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly. On a 34-6 vote, the legislature's Judiciary Committee on Monday approved the proposed ban on drilling fluid and other waste generated as a...

  • Anti-Keystone XL protest inspires massive crop art

    The controversy over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has inspired what may well be the largest piece of crop art ever. The Cowboy and Indian Alliance, a coalition of farmers, ranchers and Native American tribes who oppose the pipeline, recently unveiled a massive display of crop art that...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

    Stocks rose Monday, recovering some of the ground they lost last week, as investors drew encouragement from solid earnings from Citigroup and a sharp gain in retail sales last month. All 10 sectors in the Standard & Poor's 500 index increased, led by energy. Investors were looking ahead to a...

  • Cleanup plan for Niagara River costs $380 million

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sewer Authority will spend $380 million over the next 20 years to reduce the amount of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff flowing into the Niagara River, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday. The work will involve sewage plant upgrades and...

  • Cold weather, Ukraine tensions push wheat higher

    Cold weather in U.S. growing areas and more worries about disruptions to exports from Ukraine sent the price of wheat sharply higher Monday. The actively traded contract for wheat delivered in May wheat jumped 19 cents to $6.79 a bushel. Wheat has been rising sharply in recent weeks and is up...

  • John Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Sen. John Hoeven says BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting. Hoeven says BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose told him that the railroad "will dedicate additional resources and crews to get fertilizer to...

  • ConocoPhillips to resume Kenai LNG shipments

    NIKISKI, Alaska (AP) — ConocoPhillips says it will resume exports of liquefied natural gas from a Kenai Peninsula facility. The company in a Monday release says it has received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy to export LNG from the Nikiski plant to Free Trade Agreement and...



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