A damaged barge is moored along the Kentucky shore of the Mississippi River at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A tow traveling north on the river struck the barge as it was traveling south across the river. The Mississippi River has been closed to barge traffic because the damaged barge leaked clarified slurry oil. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

Stretch of Mississippi River in Ky. reopens after oil spill

On Saturday morning, the Coast Guard said vessel traffic on the affected part of the river was open, with a safety zone in effect from mile marker 938 to 934.
A crew works on a damaged barge along the shore of the Mississippi River moored at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky., on Thursday. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

Part of Mississippi River closes after oil spill

The Coast Guard said it was working with the barge owner, Inland Marine Services, to determine the exact amount of oil that poured into the water.
Concerned citizens fill the Seattle City Council's chambers following a rally for the need of a statewide moratorium on potentially dangerous oil-by-rail projects Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. Oil trains have exploded in different regions in the U.S., causing death and property damages. (Jordan Stead,

Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

The production boom has made oil trains a daily fact of life in places like Philadelphia, where they roll past major hospitals, including one for children.

In Eagle Ford, local officials win rights on road control

In a bitterly contested case of neighbor against neighbor over access to the spoils of the Eagle Ford Shale, a court ruling has strengthened the hand of county officials seeking to maintain control of local roads.
An oil tanker navigates the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas. (Carter Smith/ Bloomberg News file photo)

Kinder Morgan buys more Jones Act tankers in $568 million deal

The ships are currently under construction and are expected to be delivered sometime after Nov. 2016.

Commentary: Key turning points in the energy complex

(source: Wikipedia) To be honest, I had not heard of the phrase ‘Jumping The Shark‘ until recently (I’m not talking about surfer Mick Fanning either). It’s not like I didn’t watch ‘Happy Days’ when I was growing up, I just don’t remember that episode. For those unaware, ‘Jumping The Shark‘ is a term used to […]
A Cadillac Escalade with retractable running boards is shown during the Seattle Auto Show at CenturyLink Field Events Center. The Seattle Auto Show continues through October 19th. Photographed on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. (Joshua Trujillo,

The 15 least efficient SUVs of 2015

SUVs have come a long way to deliver performance, style and efficiency features normally reserved for sedans. However, there are still SUVs out there that have excellent performance and technological features, but fail to deliver on the efficiency end.
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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the airlines.
An oil tanker, right, cruises past a new liquefied natural gas tanker at the Cheniere terminal in Cameron Parish, La. (Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Shipping industry gloomiest since 2009 in survey as crude glut endures

While parts of the maritime industry such as the market for hauling oil are surging this year, others are slumping.
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U.S. railroads slumping on Wall Street amid coal, crude oil cargo squeeze

The dwindling volumes for coal, oil and grain are magnified in contrast with last year’s surges. Petroleum carloads, chiefly crude, are down 0.6 after 2014’s 13 percent increase.