Following the deal between Iran and global powers to suspend its nuclear program, India may boost imports of Iranian crude oil and could start transferring payments due for oil shipments, Reuters reports.
Mike Connor, President Obama's nominee to serve as Interior Department deputy secretary, told Sens. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, that he would be willing to discuss increased offshore oil and gas revenue sharing with coastal states if confirmed, The Hill reports.
Allenco Energy Co. voluntarily halted operations at its urban oil field in Los Angeles as the city and the Environmental Protection Agency conduct investigations into the release of noxious vapors from the site, the Los Angeles Times reports.
BEIJING (AP) — China's president on Sunday visited hospitalized victims of deadly explosions that ripped through residential and commercial roads from a ruptured pipeline owned by the country's largest oil refiner.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments tomorrow on the EPA's rule to limit cross-border sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution, while a federal appeals court takes up the agency's mercury pollution rule, Bloomberg reports.
TransCanada said it began moving oil into the southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, the first step for the pipeline to deliver oil from Cushing, Okla. to Gulf Coast refineries, FuelFix reports.
White House Council on Environmental Quality Deputy Director Gary Guzy said he would leave his post this month to begin work at international law firm Convington and Burling next year, The Hill reports.
Democratic governors from Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states urged the EPA to regulate air pollution from states in the Midwest and South, arguing the wind-blown emissions threaten their citizens' health, Reuters reports.
The Environmental Protection Agency's draft 2014-2018 strategic plan suggests the agency will limit in-person inspections and litigation against polluters as it increases its focus on preventing pollution by encouraging new technology, E&E reports.
Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Kerri-Ann Jones met with representatives from five major environmental groups to hear their concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline and the State Department's pending environmental impact statement, FuelFix reports.