| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, halting efforts by a petroleum company to bore more than 200 wells near homes and a state university.
The drilling ban, which runs for 45 days but could be extended...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:53 PM
In a Louisiana swamp several miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico, about 3,000 construction workers are building a massive industrial facility to liquefy natural gas, preparing for a new era when the U.S. will begin exporting energy around the globe....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:40 PM
California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections.
But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 12:51 PM
CAIRO -- Confrontation deepened Sunday between Libya’s weak central government and a rebel militia that has launched a brazen bid to sell crude oil and seize the profits for itself.
The episode was emblematic of the chaos that has beset the...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:15 AM
According to Dominion Power, the development of fracking has blessed us with new sources of natural gas available for extraction and sale to the highest global bidder. This latest effort being put forth to build a natural gas export facility at Cove Point...
| Mar 13, 2014
Rick Perry is coming back to town.
The Texas governor will be in Los Angeles next week to try to persuade local corporations to relocate to the Lone Star State. This is his third swing through the Southland since last year, and Texas this time around...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There's a recurring map graphic in "The Great Invisible" that charts the staggering impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its bordering states, an image that sums up the wide net cast by Margaret Brown's diffuse but deeply sobering and...
| Mar 14, 2014
The European Union and the United States recognize that there are ways they could play constructive roles in resolving the Ukraine crisis. But some of the suggestions revolving around natural gas and oil being floated suggest a profound misunderstanding...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama told the nation’s governors Monday that a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline could come in a matter of months, signaling he did not intend to let a recent court ruling derail his decision on whether to approve the...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:24 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region on Tuesday urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country.
Iraqi security forces...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:14 AM
The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region said Tuesday that “we are facing a new reality and a new Iraq” as he met with U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry in Irbil for talks on ending Iraq’s sectarian political...