Areas around the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant appear more prone to large temblors since last year’s magnitude 9 quake, according to a peer-reviewed geological study that recommends reinforcing the reactors. More »
If you want a window into how outside Republican groups are likely to assail President Barack Obama’s record this year, look no further than how the GOP is lambasting the administration’s handling of solar company Solyndra. More »
American attempts to get major Asian importers of Iranian oil to rein in their purchases are faltering as allies South Korea and Japan give U.S. officials a polite brushoff. Emerging giants India and China may even increase their purchases, further stymieing Washington’s efforts to force Iran to curtail its nuclear program. More »
President Obama on Tuesday threatened to veto House Republican legislation that would reauthorize surface-transportation programs in part because the bill contains controversial energy-related provisions such as one that approves the Keystone XL pipeline. More »
Natural gas futures surged by 10 cents to finish at $2.53 per 1,000 cubic feet. Analysts say investors are betting that prices have dropped about as far as they’ll go, and they’ll eventually rebound. More »
U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal set an April 11 hearing on a dispute between the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and Transocean over whether the board has jurisdiction to subpoena documents related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. More »
CVR Energy Inc., the oil-refining company that was taken public in 2007 by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., should put itself up for sale to gain benfits from higher gasoline prices, billionaire investor Carl Icahn said. More »
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