Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just across the border in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.  More »

Al-Qaida captures oil terminal, airport in south Yemen

Officials said al-Qaida fighters clashed Thursday with members of one of Yemen’s largest infantry brigades outside Mukalla, a city the militants overran earlier this month.  More »

AP: Offshore wells buried during Hurricane Ivan have been leaking oil into the Gulf since 2004

An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than what the company behind the leak has publicly reported.  More »

Obama’s climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the EPA’s far-reaching proposal to cut Earth-warming pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.  More »

Kerry: still confident U.S. can conclude Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said the challenge of finishing the negotiations with Iran over the next 2½ months would loom large over the G-7 meeting.  More »

Dallas pipeline giant sues landowners over Michigan pipeline

ET Rover said the lawsuits are a reluctant action taken by the company so crews can conduct civil and environmental surveys. The filings cite Michigan law allowing surveyors and those supervised by surveyors to enter onto property for the purpose of a survey.  More »

Texas House set to vote on bill banning local fracking bans

San Angelo Republican Rep. Drew Darby’s bill is poised for House debate and approval Tuesday.  More »

Yemen liquid natural gas firm shuts down as conflict worsens

The company, whose main shareholder is French oil giant Total SA, declared a force majeure Tuesday. That means that it is unable to meet its contracted demand.  More »

Greenpeace protesters leave Arctic rig

Rough seas prompted the decision, Greenpeace said in an email. The protesters rappelled off the rig and got into inflatable boats before returning to a Greenpeace ship stationed nearby.  More »

Big oil deposit near London airport, but will be hard to tap

While oil companies have been drilling in the Weald Basin since the 1930s, UK Oil & Gas says new “concepts, techniques and technology” have given it a better understanding of the region’s potential.  More »

Energy Department to spend $200 million on new supercomputer

The goal is to build a supercomputer that will help the U.S. compete internationally with other next-generation computing efforts and ensure the United States’ economic and national security, agency officials said.  More »

A Texas wind power company is scrapping its Eastern Shore project amid political opposition

Pioneer Green Energy wrote to the Somerset County Commissioners last month that it was indefinitely suspending the project due to “unanticipated hurdles and roadblocks.”  More »

North Dakota will send more oil tax revenue to boom towns grappling with growth

North Dakota’s state fund currently sets aside 75 percent of some oil tax revenues for the state and 25 percent for local governments.  More »

Oil train tank cars need urgent upgrades

The industry in 2011 voluntarily adopted rules requiring sturdier tank cars for hauling flammable liquids such as oil and ethanol. But cars built to the new standard split open in at least four accidents during the past year.  More »

New Jersey posts details of Exxon Mobil settlement

Details of the proposed $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil over pollution around refineries in Linden and Bayonne were posted online Monday,  More »
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