The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday delayed until next year a requirement for air pollution controls on newer oil and gas temporary storage tanks.
The rule was to go into effect Oct. 15 for tanks built after Aug. 23, 2011. In response to appeals by industry, EPA said more tanks will be covered than it estimated and that it will phase in the mandate starting in April 2014, depending on the construction date.
BANGKOK (AP) — An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand has spread to nearby smaller isles, officials said Wednesday, as authorities raced to clean up the island's once-white sands and clear waters.
Steven R. Doziger, the lawyer who represented Ecuadorian plaintiffs in a pollution case against Chevron, talks to The New York Times about facing a trial over a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring to extort the oil company.
BANGKOK (AP) — Workers in white suits used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the once white sands and emerald waters of a tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea on Tuesday, as the oil slick continued to spread three days after leaking from a nearby pipeline.
BANGKOK (AP) — Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand's eastern sea despite attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from a pipeline, officials said Monday.
After meeting with White House adviser John Podesta along with eight other Democratic senators, Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told reporters he believes the EPA will increase its biofuels blending targets when it sets final levels for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, Platts reports.
The Transportation Secretary is defending his department’s proposed rule to improve oil train safety – faced with environmentalists’ demands to pull old DOT-111 tank cars from service immediately, Anthony Foxx said on PBS that the transition away from them will take time given the percentage of them in service now, The Hill reports.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Board of Immigration Appeals last month in a complicated case where the statute in question was ambiguous, which may be a preview of legal challenges to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule to limit carbon emissions for power plants based on the Clean Air Act, E&E reports.
Russian oil giant Rosneft is working on a plan to reduce the impact of Western sanctions on its operations, CEO and sanctions target Igor Sechin said in a statement as the company reported a jump in pre-sanctions second quarter net income to $4.9 billion, Reuters reports.
The Office of Surface Mining has issued hundreds of environmental violations including cessation orders, while $2 million in unpaid penalties have piled up on coal mines in five states that are owned by billionaire James Justice, according to an investigation by E&E.
Instead of an expected slowdown, Texas 2013 oil production increased to a level near the record set in 1972, pushed by higher oil prices that climbed on international unrest, according to an industry analysis, FuelFix reports.
More utilities are joining Germany’s balancing market, where the government pays them to add or cut power to the grid within seconds to balance out surges and drops caused by increasing reliance on wind and solar energy, Bloomberg reports.
Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who’s challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a key election contest, said at the Heritage Foundation Thursday that even lawmakers from states that have imposed fracking bans voted in favor of his legislation to push LNG exports, The Hill reports.
Despite increasing violence in parts of Libya including the capital, a tanker has arrived in Brega and should leave next week bound for Genoa loaded with 750,000 barrels of crude, the port said on its Facebook page, according to The Wall Street Journal.