The United States warned both sides to de-escalate tensions and urged China to clarify its claims to the territory.
A recently adopted temporary ban is in place until September, but hydraulic fracturing opponents want to make that permanent through an ordinance that would prohibit the practice in Denton.
U.S. crude for June delivery rose $1.27 to close at $100.77 a barrel. More »
The Transportation Department also is urging railroads to use the most protective type of rail tank cars to ship the oil. More »
U.S. crude for June delivery rose 2 cents to close at $99.50. More »
The 79-20 vote to limit debate on an energy efficiency bill lost much of its significance as the two parties continued to argue over what amendments to allow on the measure, including the pipeline project. More »
The proposed pipeline is criticized as opening a new route for smugglers and immigrants illegally entering the country. More »
U.S. crude for June delivery fell 28 cents to close at $99.48 a barrel. More »
The price of oil climbed above $100 a barrel Monday as escalating tensions in Ukraine outweighed a fourth month of contraction in China’s manufacturing. More »
The National Transportation Safety Board says the crew’s actions, the train’s equipment or speed did not likely contribute to the fiery derailment of an oil train in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. More »
Prices fell below $100 a barrel this week, mostly due to a surge in U.S. supplies of crude oil. More »
The government is establishing its first emergency reserves of gasoline to address future fuel disruptions in the New York City area and New England like those caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the Energy Department announced Friday. More »