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  • Oil tanker proposal draws fire from industry

    Refineries, oil producers and railroad companies say they need more time to swap out the old tank cars that carry crude oil and ethanol than the Transportation Department has proposed in a rule to prevent those trains from exploding.

  • How camouflaged activists want to de-industrialize the West 

    A federal judge recently rejected a lawsuit filed by environmental groups to prevent the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from issuing oil and gas leases for parts of central Nevada.

  • Obama's post-American world is taking shape with the rise of Iran

    Remarkable is one word for it; obscene might be another. Whatever word you choose, the long-term implications of embracing Iran are nearly all bad for the region and for the United States.

  • EPA: Emissions from power plants up, fracking down

    Greenhouse gas emissions from power plants rose last year partly because of an increase in coal used for generating electricity, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.

  • Olympic Oil to remediate contamination at Chicago site

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Olympic Oil Ltd. will be required under a recent court order to remediate contaminated soil and groundwater at the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal after a series of alleged spills during the summer. “This order will ensure the company takes the...

  • US judge refuses to halt fracking in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du...

  • Gas drillers draw less water, but concerns linger

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The gas drilling industry in Pennsylvania is recycling more and more water and one river basin commission now reports drillers there are drawing less freshwater than in the past. Water use by the natural gas industry in the Susquehanna River Basin peaked at about 3.8 billion...

  • US-led strikes hit IS group as coalition grows

    BEIRUT (AP) — American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extremists in Syria and Iraq, as the U.S.-led coalition expanded to include Britain, Denmark and Belgium. The European countries committed to take part...

  • NY, fed agencies again find defects on oil trains

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say additional inspections of crude oil tank cars and railroad tracks in New York have found 72 minor defects and one critical defect from a split rail. The report Friday from the Cuomo administration details federal and state inspections of 766 tank cars and 167...

  • Hawaii gas stations, stores sold to Texas company

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's largest independent gasoline operator is being sold to a Texas company for $240 million. Houston-based Susser Petroleum MLP said Thursday it will buy Aloha Petroleum Ltd. Aloha has nearly 100 gas stations and is one of the largest convenience store operators in Hawaii...

  • Dems urge Obama to regulate methane emissions from oil and gas

    Fifteen Senate Democrats pressed President Obama to regulate emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas produced during hydraulic fracturing and delivery of natural gas through pipelines.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • US-led strikes hit IS-held oil sites in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeted Syrian oil installations held by the extremist Islamic State group overnight and early Thursday, killing at least 19 people as more families of militants left their key stronghold, fearing further raids, activists said. The strikes aimed to knock out...



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