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 »

Japan oil tanker explodes off coast; 1 missing

A Japanese oil tanker exploded Thursday off the country’s southwest coast near Himeji port, leaving one of the eight people aboard missing, the coast guard said.  More »

Oil back above $103 ahead on supply drop

Internationally, prices were still supported by the crisis in eastern Ukraine.  More »

NC House gives initial approval to gas fracking

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a measure that would allow fracking for natural gas to begin in the state next year.  More »

California lawmakers vote on fracking ban, oil train safety

The state Senate is moving to prepare for accidental spills and explosions as more oil is shipped into California by rail.  More »

White House report touts success of energy policy as EPA rules loom

In a 42-page report to be released Thursday, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs, securing the nation against international upheavals and shifting energy use to cleaner sources.  More »

Texas regulators: Can’t tie water contamination to drilling

A geologist for Texas regulators wrote that the agency has determined that there is insufficient evidence tying drilling to methane contamination beneath a Texas neighborhood and the agency will not investigate further.  More »

Oil drops on expected rise in U.S. supply

Crude for July delivery fell $1.39 to close at $102.72 a barrel.  More »

Exxon CEO: Oil will be top energy source for years

About 15 people protested outside the meeting hall of Exxon Mobil’s annual shareholder meeting, charging that the company was not doing enough to reduce climate change and develop alternative sources of energy to burning oil and natural gas.  More »