A simple tweak by the Commerce Department would allow the U.S. to begin selling ultra-light hydrocarbons overseas, a significant first step in easing the 39-year-old ban on crude exports, a new report says.
State and federal regulators looking for what caused an explosion at a liquefied natural gas facility on the Washington-Oregon border began interviewing injured workers Tuesday as an evacuation order covering hundreds of nearby residents was lifted.
Kior Inc., the owner of the first commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant in the U.S., surged the most in six months after billionaire backer Vinod Khosla agreed to provide as much as $25 million in financing, making good on a commitment from last month.
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