Oil stays over $103 on global turmoil

The industry calls this higher price, based only on fear, a “risk premium.”  More »

EPA says Duke done dredging coal ash from N.C. river

Environmental watchdog groups pointed out Thursday that Duke recovered less than 10 percent of the coal ash it spilled.  More »

Oil rises past $103 on geopolitical turmoil

The jitters about potential disruptions came on the heels of a surprisingly large decline in supplies in the U.S.  More »

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, a technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.  More »

Oil price rises on inventory draw, China growth

U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.24 to close at $101.20 a barrel  More »

California hearing addresses oil refinery rules

The residents of Los Angeles’ Wilmington area were among about a dozen speakers to address an EPA panel hearing.  More »

Denton residents to vote on fracking ban in November

The Denton City Council voted down a petition 5-2 to ban new hydraulic fracturing after eight hours of testimony, sending the proposal to a public ballot in November  More »

Oil falls below $100 for first time since May

Prices have been falling in recent weeks as worries about supply disruptions from Iraq eased and on the prospect of more supplies from Libya.  More »

Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars

The petition was filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics.  More »

U.S. gasoline prices at 3-month lows

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. is $3.61 a gallon,  More »

Influence game: Shaping railroad safety rules

Billions of dollars are riding on how oil train safety rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met 13 times since March with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  More »

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil’s impact

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — a land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota daily — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that oil and gas development can bring and the preservation of a land considered by cultural and religious tradition to be sacred.  More »
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