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  • Tom Steyer's super PAC hits Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst

    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer's NextGen Climate Action PAC is targeting Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst in a $2.6 million TV ad campaign.

  • AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for...

  • 20 congressmen who vote against energy jobs in their districts

    Members of Congress who represent large oil and gas communities are not necessarily all friendly to the cause. The Western Energy Alliance has compiled a list of congressmen who have voted against industry priorities to show which ones represent significant numbers of oil and gas workers and...

  • UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions. A presidential statement approved by all 15 council members targets two terrorist...

  • Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital

    CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government...

  • Oil company sues Utah county over pipeline rules

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas oil company is suing a Utah county over its new ordinances imposing restrictions on underground pipelines. Tesoro Corp. based in San Antonio wants to build a 135-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries. But the company,...

  • Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week, most traveling along the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway line between Moorhead and the Twin Cities. The...

  • Panhandle cleaning up weathered oil from BP spill

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Panhandle officials are cleaning up over 1,700 pounds of weathered oil from the 2010 BP oil spill. The large submerged mat of oil mixed with sand, shells and water just off the Gulf Islands National Seashore's Fort Pickens beach is being removed by a cleanup crew...

  • Oil rises just above $102 a barrel

    The price of oil traded around $102 a barrel on Friday, nearly unchanged, as worries over supplies and geopolitical tensions eased. Oil prices had slipped Thursday after spiking earlier in the week on lower U.S. inventories and tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. Benchmark U.S. crude for...

  • North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

    DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners are building the...

  • Scotland's bid for independence puts White House in awkward diplomatic spot

    The United States' longstanding "special relationship" with the United Kingdom is being tested as Scotland prepares to vote on whether to become independent after a 307-year political union with Britain.

  • Colorado fracking ballot initiatives clear signature threshold

    Colorado campaigners have secured enough signatures to get two initiatives that would place restrictions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state on the November ballot.

  • Obama brags about increasing oil production -- and reducing carbon emissions

    President Obama, in California Thursday to talk about "economic patriotism," walked a very fine tightrope in talking up the administration's accomplishments.

  • Officials require more supports beneath oil pipes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Two oil pipelines at the bottom the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan will get additional support structures to help prevent potentially devastating spills, officials said Thursday. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Dan Wyant, director of the...

  • Oil train derails in Seattle rail yard; no spill

    SEATTLE (AP) — Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists. "This is a warning of how dangerous this could be," said Kerry McHugh, communications director for the Washington Environmental...



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