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  • Canada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer. Canada's transport...

  • No, the offshore oil industry is not spiraling toward another BP oil spill

    Not surprisingly, there is a whole other side to the condemnation recently expressed in the New York Times by former Minerals Management Service Director Liz Birnbaum and Jacqueline Savitz of Oceana regarding the safety of the offshore oil and natural gas industry since the Macondo incident of...

  • Oil companies fight ND plan to slow production

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down." The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut back on the state's booming oil production as a...

  • Splash: Hollywood mermaid Daryl Hannah condemns Keystone XL 'serpent'

    The debate over building the Keystone XL oil pipeline took a weird turn Tuesday when a Hollywood actress famous for playing a comedic mermaid called the economic lifeline the real life embodiment of some legendary “serpent” destined to doom America. “Legend tells of a black snake that...

  • Tribal chairman says oil production rivals states

    NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of North Dakota's Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara nations say the tribes' oil production levels are higher than most U.S. states. Tex Hall, chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes, said the more than 1,000 wells in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produce more...

  • Oil slips to $104 as US crude supplies seen rising

    The price of oil slipped closer to $104 a barrel Monday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine. By early afternoon in Europe, U.S. crude for May delivery was down 42 cents to $103.95 in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile...

  • Deadlines, meetings set ahead of Jan. BP trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January's trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The Jan. 20 date for...

  • Democrats, Republicans grapple over Keystone XL impact on Senate races

    Environmental organizations and Democrats say the delay will have little effect in tight Senate races in November, while GOP-aligned groups are arguing it underscores that pro-pipeline Democrats have little power in their party.

  • Oil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters

    The price of oil edged higher Monday and stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched the simmering tensions in Ukraine. U.S. crude for May delivery rose 7 cents to $104.37 on Monday, after a three-day holiday weekend. Markets are on edge at the possibility of European or U.S. sanctions...

  • NYC comptroller questions oil company's NRA giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...

  • Obama administration delays Keystone XL decision, potentially until after Nov. elections

    The Obama administration is extending the agency review period for the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, potentially delaying the decision until after the November elections -- sparing President Obama a tough political decision in the process. A senior State Department official said agencies...

  • Surprise! Another Keystone XL pipeline delay

    Obama administration officials have extended the comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline, effectively delaying yet again a decision on the pipeline. The latest delay, the administration said, was due to continuing litigation in Nebraska surrounding the pipeline's route.

  • John Boehner slams Keystone XL delay as 'shameful'

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on Friday slammed the State Department's move to delay its decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline as “shameful.”

  • Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no...

  • Oil tops $104 on Ukraine fears

    The price of oil rose past $104 per barrel Thursday on worries over the upheaval in Ukraine. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 54 cents to close at $104.30 a barrel in New York. Supplies in the U.S. are ample — the Energy Department reported the biggest gain in stocks in 13 years...



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