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  • DOT wants to eliminate older, unsafe rail cars carrying crude oil

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year.
  • Obama, Europe's leaders hit Russia with stiff sanctions

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and European leaders on Tuesday slapped their toughest sanctions yet on Russia's energy, arms and finance sectors to protests Russian involvement in Ukraine. But the measures stopped short of steps that might inflict...

    Maine port city's ban on crude exports prompts oil industry threats

    The decision by a small coastal city in Maine to ban the export of crude oil from its harbor brought threats of lawsuits from the oil industry Tuesday and put South Portland on the front lines of a battle over development of Canada’s huge and...

    U.S. EPA sends 2014 biofuel targets to White House for review

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday sent its final targets for 2014 biofuel use to the White House as the long-delayed rule enters its last round of review before public release. The Obama administration will now...

    Refracking brings 'vintage' oil and gas wells to life

    HOUSTON/WILLISTON NORTH DAKOTA (Reuters) - A fracking boom isn't enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they're now starting the re-fracking boom.     Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again, the latest innovation in the...