Kansas pushes back on lesser prairie chicken

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that he is pushing the federal government to assume some costs for protecting the lesser prairie chicken by expanding incentives for farmers to enroll their land in a longstanding conservation program.  More »

Vancouver City Council opposes oil train terminal

The Vancouver City Council has voted to oppose what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal  More »

Senate confirms Massad to head CFTC

Timothy Massad has promised to act aggressively against misconduct to ensure investors’ confidence.  More »

Big blaze at Shell chemical plant in Netherlands

People across a wide area reported hearing blasts and could see flames soaring into the night sky.  More »

Oil up slightly as U.S. supply data awaited

Energy demand from China was likely to stay solid as a second survey confirmed that China’s manufacturing improved last month.  More »

Obama plan might help boost climate talks

President Barack Obama’s proposal to curb U.S. greenhouse gas emissions might improve the chances of completing a global climate treaty but is unlikely to defuse demands by China, India and others for Americans to do more.  More »

Oil closes at a two-week low

Benchmark U.S. oil for July delivery fell 24 cents to $102.47 a barrel.  More »

Russia gives Ukraine more time to reach gas deal

Russia has extended the deadline for Ukraine to pay its multibillion-dollar natural gas bill until next Monday, as mediated talks continue aimed at resolving a price dispute.  More »

ND governor calling for more pipelines

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is meeting with industry leaders later this month in Bismarck to push for more oil and gas pipelines in North Dakota.  More »

EPA to seek to cut power plant carbon by one-third

The Obama administration on Monday will unveil a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2020, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in U.S. history.  More »

Iraq says crude oil exports rise slightly in May

The oil exports averaged 2.582 million barrels a day last month, an increase from the 2.510 million barrels per day in April, ministry spokesman Assem Jihad said.  More »

July 9 hearing set in BP employees’ criminal case

A federal appeals court has set a July 9 hearing in the manslaughter case against two BP employees charged in connection with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 offshore rig workers.  More »

Obama’s boldest move on carbon comes with perils

As with other issues, the regulation to limit the pollution blamed for global warming from power plants is a compromise for President Obama, who again finds himself caught between his aspirations and what is politically and legally possible.  More »

Corn to be planted in anti-pipeline message

About four acres of Ponka red corn will be planted this weekend in a field near Neligh, Nebraska, to fill out an anti-pipeline message carved into the ground earlier this spring.  More »

Oil ends the week down 1.6 percent

But benchmark U.S. crude finished the month up nearly 3 percent.  More »
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