Saudi Arabia's oil minister arrived in Vienna Monday for a semi-annual Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting, and expressed optimism that the cartel's strategy of maintaining output is working.
South Carolina's senior senator, one of the GOP's few moderates on climate change, launched a bid for president Monday. But Sen. Lindsey Graham's odds are long, and his campaign is focused on national security.
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What was done to detect and stop a California oil pipeline spill and protect some of the most fabled coastline in California has come under scrutiny, as officials continue cleaning up the mess created by a leak estimated at up to 101,000 gallons.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could accelerate and expand energy US-Japan energy trade as Japan looks to fill a gap left by a nuclear power ban. But with or without TPP, analysts say Japan is poised to buy a lot of US natural gas.
The push to end the decades-old oil export ban is heating up in the Senate, but there's opposition from green groups who oppose drilling, and from legislators worried lifting the ban could be blamed for higher gasoline prices.