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  • Oil flat near $104 despite huge stock build

    Oil rose one penny Wednesday as worries about upheaval in Ukraine canceled out a huge increase in U.S. oil supplies. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery closed at $103.76 a barrel in New York. Brent crude for June delivery, a benchmark for international varieties of crude, closed at $109.36...

  • Energy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Natalie Tennant is scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic, even as the state moves sharply to the right. And she's hoping her defense of the state's coal industry will separate her from unpopular President Barack Obama. It's a proven strategy for...

  • Radioactive waste booms with oil as states weigh rules

    Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation...

  • Brent oil rises to $110 on Ukraine issues; WTI gains before supply data

    Brent crude climbed above $110 a barrel for the first time in six weeks on signs that the crisis in Ukraine is escalating. West Texas Intermediate gained before the release of weekly U.S. government inventory data.

  • Oil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens

    The price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese growth. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was up $1.04...

  • Examiner Editorial: American energy independence in sight despite Obama

    Booming oil and natural gas production made possible by technological advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling has been the lone bright spot in the U.S. economy throughout President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office. The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data last...

  • Va regs set hearings on Appalachian Power rates

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services. The State Corporation Commission has set a Sept. 16 hearing in Richmond to review the electric provider's rates. Any...

  • Jamaica grants license for natural gas project

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Hong Kong-based company has been granted a license for what would be a major new power project in Jamaica, the Caribbean island's energy minister announced Tuesday. Phillip Paulwell said Energy World International is to supply 381 megawatts of natural gas-fired...

  • Ga. judge won't stop new Vidalia onion rule

    REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state's agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves. Following a hearing in rural Tattnall...

  • Offshore rig taking on water but stable after wave

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — An offshore drilling rig is taking on water but is stable after being hit by a large storm wave off the Texas coast. The U.S. Coast Guard says the rig was drilling for oil and gas in 3,000-foot depths around 10 a.m. Tuesday when the wave hit. Petty Officer Manda Emery...

  • Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous planter, kicking up dust while sowing corn in hundreds of acres. But this spring has kept him sidelined, and he's anything but alone. Spring...

  • Md. gives customers a break on utility cutoffs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter. The commission's order recognized the commitment of certain utilities to extend until May 31 a period in which they are restricted from terminating service to...

  • EPA says CO2, cow-pig manure and urine rank 1-2-3 as global warming threat

    Warmer winter weather, which many environmentalists blame on global warming, actually helped to cut emissions of global warming-causing greenhouse gasses to the lowest level in a decade, according to a new EPA report on climate change. In the EPA's “Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

  • Water issues eyed at New Mexico town hall meeting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A failure by New Mexico to address water supply challenges and climate change would have far-ranging effects on everything from national security to energy independence and the ability to compete in the global economy, a U.S. senator said Tuesday. The warning was...

  • Senators back state management of carbon emissions

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana could have its own, less stringent plan for implementing the Environmental Protection Agency's limits on carbon dioxide emissions, under a proposal that got the approval Tuesday of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The measure by the committee's...



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