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 »

Cow blamed for causing spill in oil patch

A cow is suspected of causing a spill of natural gas liquids near a tributary of the Little Missouri River, prompting North Dakota regulators to warn energy companies to ensure their facilities are bovine-proof.  More »