| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment).
In a tale of two...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:29 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Annual inflation in the euro zone fell in July to its lowest since the height of the financial crisis in 2009, keeping the risk of deflation on policymakers' radar but unlikely to spur the European Central Bank into further policy...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A $100-million bonanza of crude oil sits in a tanker off the coast of Galveston, Texas, but moving it to shore has become a knotty foreign policy problem.
Late Monday, a federal court ordered U.S. marshals to seize the cargo of the tanker, the United...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Two major Eastern railroads have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to block it from disclosing their shipments of crude oil through the state, according to court records.
Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended.
For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:00 PM
As Venezuelan Gen. Hugo Carvajal returned from Aruba to a hero's welcome in Caracas, state TV announced his return as a triumph for "Bolivarian diplomacy." For a Venezuelan regime that was beset by civil unrest and shortages of key consumer staples,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Building the Keystone XL pipeline could lead to as much as four times more greenhouse gas emissions than the State Department has estimated for the controversial project, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change that relies on different...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Opening the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf to geophysical activities represents a unique opportunity for the nation to assess available resources and to do it in an environmentally responsible manner ("Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing," Aug. 4)...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Your Aug. 4 editorial ("Cap and dividend") does not take into consideration the phenomenon of peak oil. I'm in favor of measures that help regular people — and government — make the transition to an energy future that can actually sustain us...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Motorists are now enjoying the lowest August gas prices since 2010.
Four years ago, Aug. 1 prices in the U.S. averaged $2.74 per gallon. They reached $3.71 per gallon in 2011 and now, they're $3.50 per gallon, down about 3 cents from last week, said...
| Jul 26, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Every weekday, about a dozen large garbage trucks peel away from the oil boom that has spread through western North Dakota to bump along a gravel road to the McKenzie County landfill.
The trucks drive up to a scale flanked by something seldom found in...