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  • Lawmakers call on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in California

    Lawmakers call on Gov. Jerry Brown to halt fracking in California
    SACRAMENTO -- Calling a recent bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in California insufficient, a group of lawmakers are urging Gov. Jerry Brown to halt the oil and gas extraction method. The issue of fracking, in which sand, water...
  • U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise

    U.S. trade deficit sinks to 4-year low as American exports rise
    WASHINGTON — Rising American exports and surging energy production at home are narrowing the nation's typically large trade deficit, lifting the growth prospects for the economy and the job market. For the second straight month, American exports...
  • Mexico: Energy reform clears final hurdle of state approval

    Mexico: Energy reform clears final hurdle of state approval
    MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s sweeping energy reform cleared its final legal hurdle Monday when San Luis Potosi became the 17th state legislature to give rapid-fire approval to constitutional changes that will allow foreign investment into what has been a...
  • Global appetite for coal to grow through 2018, report says

    Global appetite for coal to grow through 2018, report says
    Despite grave concerns over its environmental effects, appetite for coal around the world will continue to grow through 2018, according to a report from the International Energy Agency. Efforts in China to rein in coal dependency will push down the pace...
  • New campaign for a California oil extraction tax underway

    New campaign for a California oil extraction tax underway
    San Francisco Bay Area hedge fund manager Tom Steyer on Monday launched a statewide campaign, aimed at prompting action by state lawmakers, to impose a new extraction tax on oil produced in California. Steyer said California imposes only a 14-cent per...
  • Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites

    Hormone-disrupting chemicals found in water at fracking sites
    Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday. The study, published in the...
  • Ukraine to get $15-billion loan from Russia, cheaper natural gas

    Ukraine to get $15-billion loan from Russia, cheaper natural gas
    KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine's embattled President Viktor Yanukovich reached agreement with Russia on Tuesday for a $15-billion loan from Moscow and a more than 30% cut in the price of Russian natural gas -- deals that aren't likely to win him support from...
  • Ukraine announces $15-billion Russia loan, gas price cut

    Ukraine announces $15-billion Russia loan, gas price cut
    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's beleaguered President Viktor Yanukovich reached agreement with Russia on Tuesday for a $15-billion loan and a more than 30% cut in the price of Russian natural gas, deals that aren't likely to win him peace from his...
  • Natural gas boom could save U.S. households $1,200 a year, report says

    Natural gas boom could save U.S. households $1,200 a year, report says
    American consumers are savings hundreds of dollars a year thanks to a natural gas boom that has pushed down energy costs. The average U.S. household already saves between $425 to $725 a year as technology such as hydraulic fracturing unlocks...
  • Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year

    Russian amnesty vote a capper on Putin's year
    MOSCOW — It has been a good week for Russian President Vladimir Putin — at the end of a pretty good year. Russia's parliament approved an amnesty law Wednesday that is likely to result in freedom for two jailed members of the punk music...
  • Mexico's political left unable to derail Pemex legislation

    Mexico's political left unable to derail Pemex legislation
    MEXICO CITY — Mexico's leftist politicians have watched hopelessly in recent days as a center-right coalition secured passage of a sweeping energy reform bill that will allow foreigners to drill for oil on Mexican territory for the first time in...