| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:55 PM
With domestic oil and gas production on the rise, net U.S. energy imports plunged last year to its lowest level in two decades, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Advances in technologies such as hydraulic fracturing drove net...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.
Iraqi Kurdish forces took advantage of the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday delayed a decision on the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, citing a Nebraska state court decision that invalidated part of the project's route.
The latest hold-up in the...
| Jun 18, 2014
Sharp surges in the world's oil prices usually end up dragging the economy down, so analysts are watching the crisis in Iraq for risks to U.S. consumers and the globe's fragile recovery.
Oil prices have climbed to a nine-month high amid the escalating...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The rules would...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said.
Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Every two weeks, a swath of Louisiana the size of this city's French Quarter vanishes into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the 1930s, the state has lost nearly 1,900 square miles, a quarter of its coastal land area.
For decades, oil and gas companies cut...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The fiery derailment in Virginia recently of a train transporting oil was the latest in a series of alarming accidents involving oil transport in North America in the last year. In 2013, more oil spilled from U.S. trains than in the previous four...
| May 31, 2014
| 7:48 PM
When the Obama administration unveils its much-anticipated proposal to curb power plant emissions, this cornerstone of the president's climate change policy — the most significant environmental regulation of his term — will not be declared...