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  • Iraq's largest refinery ablaze as militants, government fight for control

    IRBIL, Iraq Skirmishes over Iraq's largest oil refinery left part of the facility ablaze Wednesday as Islamic militants battled Iraqi security forces for control. Iraqi state television reported that security forces remained in control of the refinery...
  • Expiration of South Dakota Keystone permit another hurdle for TransCanada

    Public protests, legal tussles and delays have plagued the Keystone XL pipeline for years. Now TransCanada Corp., the company behind the project, faces another hurdle when the permit it needs to build in South Dakota expires on June 29. The...
  • Pipeline go-ahead raises risks for Canada's Conservatives

    By Randall Palmer and Julie Gordon OTTAWA/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Its decision to approve development of the controversial Northern Gateway oil pipeline could cost Canada's governing Conservatives critical support in British Columbia, where they will...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    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 ...
  • Key Iraqi oil refinery shuts down as Islamists press to seize it

    IRBIL, Iraq The oil refinery in the town of Baiji supplies at least 40 percent of Iraq's gasoline production, making it one of the most crucial facilities in a country that, despite its oil wealth, must import gasoline to feed the foreign-made automobiles...
  • Gasoline prices rising with violence in Iraq

    Gasoline prices rising with violence in Iraq
    South Florida residents will pay higher gasoline prices this summer as the violence in Iraq threatens to disrupt oil supplies. Analysts say prices could rise by as much as 5 to 10 cents per gallon in the weeks ahead, at a time when they normally fall....
  • Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific

    Canadian government approves controversial oil pipeline to Pacific
    The Canadian government approved Tuesday the construction of a controversial pipeline that will connect Alberta's vast tar sands to the Pacific coast and growing Asian markets.   The Northern Gateway pipeline will carry 525,000 barrels of oil products a...
  • Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices

    Chicago welcomes summer with rising gas prices
    With vacation season in full swing, Chicago-area drivers are facing gas prices averaging $4.11 a gallon, about 18 cents higher than a month ago. Local prices are on a steeper climb than U.S. prices, which have risen just half a cent to $3.65 in the last...
  • 2 states beef up oil-by-rail and pipeline safety after string of accidents

    Alarmed by a string of explosive and disastrous oil spills, two states recently passed laws aimed at forcing rail and pipeline companies to abide by more rigorous emergency response measures instead of relying on the federal government. The moves by...
  • Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices

    Iraq crisis fuels concern for oil prices
    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...
  • Central bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

    By Suvashree Dey Choudhury and Manoj Kumar MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and...