08/11/14 04:30 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico's state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies. Pena Nieto said the government will let potential investors know by Wednesday which blocks...
08/10/14 02:00 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — A question of ownership has kept a tanker of 1 million barrels of Iraqi crude oil anchored and waiting about 60 miles off the Galveston coast for nearly two weeks. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1onqWrK) reports that the United Kalavryta arrived July 26 with crude oil...
08/08/14 11:15 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is emphasizing the dangers of moving crude oil and other hazardous materials through Chicago's rail network, saying hundreds of schools, parks and playgrounds are within a half mile of the tracks. Emanuel spoke Friday at a panel discussion that included...
By Zack Colman | 08/08/14 11:14 AM
Mexico's Congress approved changes this week to open energy development to foreign firms, which could attract large companies like ExxonMobil to deepwater projects and smaller, independent ones that have led an oil and gas boom north of the border to Mexico's shale plays.
08/08/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending. Americans spend the most, per person, on...
08/07/14 05:00 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Department of Environmental Conservation is taking public comment through Nov. 4 on proposed changes to regulations for tank storage of petroleum and hazardous chemicals. Commissioner Joe Martens says the proposed changes clarify existing requirements. He says the rules...
By Zack Colman | 08/06/14 02:47 PM
For Native Americans, the debate over fracking on reservations is not much different from the arguments elsewhere. But the stakes are vastly higher.
By Zack Colman | 08/05/14 05:39 PM
A deal in Colorado to avoid a fracking ballot initiative should greatly help an incumbent Senate Democrat in his re-election bid.
08/05/14 05:00 PM
GALENA PARK, Texas (AP) — Environmental advocates and residents living near oil refineries asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force petroleum companies to adopt stricter emissions standards and publicly release emissions data to help reduce communities' exposure to a...
By Zack Colman | 08/05/14 07:41 AM
Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, a group backed by Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that had been pushing initiatives to restrict the drilling method, said Tuesday it would withdraw them because industry-aligned and pro-fracking group Protect Colorado pulled their twin proposals.
08/04/14 08:30 PM
HOUSTON (AP) — In the living room of a tidy, one-story home a few yards from Valero Energy Corp.'s massive oil refinery in the Houston neighborhood of Manchester, Areli Cuellar explained Monday why she no longer allows her children, 4 and 5, to play in the front yard. The refinery's emissions...
By Zack Colman | 08/04/14 07:09 PM
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Jared Polis called on campaigners to holster ballot initiatives regarding hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in exchange for establishing an independent commission to write regulations for the drilling practice.
08/03/14 09:30 PM
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria's Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday. Oil production has contaminated the drinking water of at least 10...
08/02/14 02:46 PM
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — More than three-quarters of Libya's newly elected parliament met for the first time Saturday in a city chosen by a prominent anti-Islamist politician, likely signaling a swing against Islamists and extremist militias amid violence unseen since the 2011 civil war that...
By Zack Colman | 07/30/14 01:15 PM
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.
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