The federal government’s top energy analysts have kicked off their examination of issues surrounding the nation’s crude export ban, releasing a paper that examines the limited opportunities for offloading the light, sweet oil increasingly flowing out of U.S. wells.
New technology and stronger fuel economy standards drove universal declines in average emissions from the eight top automakers’ fleets this year, though Detroit’s Big Three are lagging, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
A new batch of small, unpredictable storms in the Gulf of Mexico flummoxed forecast models last year, prompting BP to better prepare for abrupt bad weather in this summer’s hurricane season, which begins Sunday.
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