| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:58 AM
A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said.
The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:27 AM
A natural gas leak in Playa del Rey on Monday was caused by a contractor's truck that drove over a well's protective cover, damaging a small valve, a spokeswoman for Southern California Gas Co. said.
The incident occurred around 1 a.m., with the release...
| Feb 6, 2014
Vladimir Putin has been on his best behavior as the Sochi Olympic Games approach. He has granted amnesty to prisoners and political opponents, downplayed Russia's anti-gay law, lifted a blanket prohibition on demonstrations at Sochi and acted the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:19 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:21 PM
Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the Seal Beach company that builds and operates natural-gas filling stations for some of the nation's biggest bus and truck fleets, is banking on corporate customers to buy more clean-energy vehicles this year.
| Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the "year of action." In last week's State of the Union address, the president vowed to do whatever he has to to help the economy, even if that means working around Congress: "What I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:14 PM
Chevron Corp.'s profit fell 32% in the fourth quarter on lower oil and gas production and lower prices for refined fuels relative to the cost of crude.
The nation's second-biggest oil company Friday reported net income of $4.93 billion on revenue of...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Occidental Petroleum reported higher profits in the fourth quarter as the oil and gas producer seeks to revamp its business after a boardroom shakeup last year.
The Los Angeles company reported profits of $1.6 billion, or $2.04 a share, in the quarter...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture.
In a speech opening the five-day annual...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:04 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's minimum wage is pegged to go up $1 an hour to $9 on July 1 and by another buck in 2016.
But that isn't high enough or fast enough for Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur who has dabbled in state politics...