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  • EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

    BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine would repay $3.1 billion in debts to Russia in exchange for guaranteed gas deliveries through the harsh winter months under a proposal unveiled Friday after talks brokered by the European Union. The proposed deal, which would expire next spring, is aimed at averting a...

  • Canadian oil sands project shelved over lack of pipelines, rising costs

    Shelving the proposed multibillion-dollar Corner oil sands project in Alberta, Canada, for three years will cost 70 people their jobs, Statoil Canada said.

  • PNM submits plan for new solar energy production

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electricity provider wants to build new solar centers to produce enough power to serve 40,000 homes. Albuquerque-based PNM says an agreement it submitted Thursday to state regulators would allow the company to build 40 megawatts of electricity from...

  • Filipino-UK firm to drill for gas in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The chairman of a Philippine energy company said Friday a Chinese state-owned oil producer hasn't responded to a revived proposal to jointly explore a disputed area of the South China Sea but drilling will go ahead by 2016 with or without a partnership. Manuel...

  • Perry: Expand U.S. energy to strangle Russia, 'liberate' Europe

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday called on Washington to unleash U.S. energy production to help "liberate" European nations threatened by Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin's chokehold on energy by replacing Russia as Europe's top supplier.

  • 'Flood Wall Street' climate protesters take aim at their corporate allies

    Environmentalist protestors swarmed New York's financial district this week in the name of the environment. Unfortunately, the "Flood Wall Street" crew displayed some very cloudy judgement.

  • California may restrict common pesticide

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who spray a widely used insecticide on some of the state's most abundant crops may soon have to overcome the nation's steepest restrictions or find another pest killer, officials said Thursday. Regulators are proposing heavy restrictions — but not an...

  • Oil industry offers crude-train testing standards

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people. As with earlier orders from the federal...

  • Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of US

    NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a gallon of gasoline may soon start with a "2'' across much the country. Gasoline prices typically decline in autumn, and this year they are being pulled even lower by falling global oil prices. By the end of the year, up to 30 states could have an average gasoline...

  • Chicago says coal-storage site will shut down

    CHICAGO (AP) — A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has been fined $50,000 for violating an order to stop handling coke and coal products, city officials said Thursday. Indiana-based Beemsterboer...

  • Syria, Iraq oil controlled by Islamic State group

    BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic...

  • Internal audit says EPA mismanaged Texas project

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings. In a report published Thursday the Office of the Inspector General said more than a decade of EPA trials in...

  • EPA chief: Power plant rule could see 'adjustments'

    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy noted Thursday that while states are designing plans to comply with the proposal, some have raised issues that might require some rethinking from the agency.

  • EPA's Jackson didn't list official records when she left

    Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson failed to complete a required form listing all official records in her possession when she left the agency in 2013.

  • EPA chief McCarthy: Climate regulations good for economy

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy said acting on climate change is a financial imperative in a Thursday speech, hitting back at critics who say Obama administration environmental policies will damage the economy.

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