| May 28, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The state Senate on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to set a moratorium on the oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, until a study determines that it does not pose a health risk for the public.
| May 15, 2014
| 1:26 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 (Reuters) - A show rabbit breeder in Pennsylvania is suing a French gas exploration company for using low-flying helicopters she said terrorized her prized animals, causing many to die and leaving survivors unable to breed....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
With a Sunday deadline for a state budget agreement, a proposed fee on oil transported by rail cars across California has emerged as a major target for opposition by oil companies and business lobbyists.
The controversial fee was proposed by the Brown...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:39 PM
A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:32 PM
A Houston-based company asked Maryland for a permit to ship millions of gallons of crude oil through its South Baltimore marine terminal as the nation's oil industry surges.
Another company in the Fairfield industrial area began moving crude oil in...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Billionaire Democratic donor and environmental activist Tom Steyer opened a new front Wednesday in his campaign to derail the Keystone XL project by commissioning a study of the oil pipeline's vulnerability to terrorism.
The three-month study, conducted...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:51 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:58 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Anti-government militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq’s largest oil refinery, while Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against “terrorism.”
Sunni rebels affiliated with the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arsonists torched four restaurants, bars and an auto dealership. A bomb threat evacuated a hospital. Bodies turned up, including a headless one at someone's door and a man snatched from the Wal-Mart store and dumped in a field. Gun battles raged within...
| Jun 19, 2014
Antigovernment militants launched an attack Wednesday on Iraq's largest oil refinery, as Prime Minister Nouri Maliki assured the nation that resurgent Iraqi forces would triumph against terrorism.
Meanwhile, officials in India confirmed that 40 Indian...