| Apr 22, 2014
| 5:09 PM
The recent spate of accidents in the U.S. and Canada involving trains carrying crude oil demonstrates that “far too often, safety has been compromised,” the head of the top U.S. transportation safety agency said today.
The amount of crude...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:29 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia — Attacks by insurgents on Colombia's oil pipelines and labor force could intensify before May's presidential election and June's 50th anniversary of the founding of the country's largest rebel group, analysts said Friday.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:25 PM
SHAFTER, Calif. — A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:33 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A bill that would place a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil drilling in California was approved by a state Senate panel on Tuesday.
The measure was passed by a bare majority of five votes by the Senate...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON — A group of Democratic senators, including several facing tough re-election races, sent a letter Thursday to President Obama demanding approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline by May 31.
The letter’s forcefulness hints at the...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Less than a year after BP started up a new unit to process Canadian tar sands at its Whiting refinery, the company reported today that a malfunction allowed a slug of crude oil into Lake Michigan a few miles away from the Chicago city limits.
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:06 AM
BP today more than doubled its maximum estimate of how much crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan earlier this week from its Whiting refinery in Northwest Indiana.
In a statement, the company said a malfunction in a new distillation unit forced up to...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said.
It's a rite of spring as...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Looking to shed light on one small part of a larger hot-button environmental debate, documentarian John Fiege's "Above All Else" chronicles a 2012 grassroots fight in East Texas to halt TransCanada's controversial Keystone XL pipeline. While the Obama...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...