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  • Barriers set up, water being testing at North Dakota site of 3 million-gallon saltwater spill

    Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3 million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota's current oil rush. The berms...
  • Lower Saucon passes resolution opposing PennEast gas pipeline

    That the PennEast Pipeline is not welcome in Lower Saucon Township was made clear Wednesday when council approved a resolution opposing the 108-mile natural gas line that would cut through the southern part of the township. The measure was met with some...
  • Community college to create fracking degree program

    Community college to create fracking degree program
    A southwestern Illinois community college has received the go-ahead to create a petroleum drilling technology, or fracking, program. Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., will enroll its first students this fall. The college petitioned the state...
  • State's action may be pivotal in testing EPA authority on oceans

    WASHINGTON A lawsuit winding its way through federal court in Seattle will test whether the federal government is doing enough to combat the emerging problem of ocean acidification. And the case contains some unusual bedfellows: Coming to defend the U.S....
  • France's Total says tests fail to find gas in area off Cyprus where it has drilling license

    French oil and gas company Total says a search for oil and gas off Cyprus has failed to find any potential fields to warrant any drilling. The company said Wednesday that it's now talking to Cypriot authorities on possibly continuing with more...
  • Bolivia's Morales begins new term with economic challenges threatening to end bonanza years

    Bolivian President Evo Morales is beginning a new term that will make him the Andean nation's longest-serving leader, riding high on a wave of unprecedented growth and stability. But after he takes the oath before foreign dignitaries Thursday, Morales...
  • Winners, losers in oil price plunge: Their Take

    Booming in the bust The recent plunge in oil prices is great news for almost everyone. Motorists pay less at the pump for gas; airlines save money on jet fuel; retailers are likely to profit from the estimated $130 billion consumers will have to spend...
  • Garrett benefits from vacationers

    Garrett benefits from vacationers
    A recent article by reporter Tim Wheeler about the issue of natural gas development in Garrett County contains a statement from a local Chamber of Commerce board member and farmer who has been a fairly vocal advocate for natural gas development ("Fracking...
  • Oman joins other oil producers saying OPEC made wrong decision

    Oman, the biggest Middle Eastern oil producer that's not a member of OPEC, joined Venezuela and Iran in questioning the group's decision to keep its output target unchanged even with crude prices falling. Oman is having a "really difficult time"...
  • Stick to fuel economy targets

    Stick to fuel economy targets
    In Detroit, the talk at the annual North American International Auto Show last week was how falling gasoline prices have spurred the public's appetite for bigger vehicles. The not-so-well concealed subtext was this: a desire by auto executives to see a...
  • Gas prices falling below $2, but not in the Lehigh Valley

    Gas prices falling below $2, but not in the Lehigh Valley
    The U.S. average price of gasoline will dip below $2 a gallon later this week, predicts GasBuddy.com. But when it comes to the Allentown area, don't expect that milestone to come to pass at the pump, predicts a senior petroleum analyst at the price-...