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NEW YORK, March 7- Copper tumbled 4 percent to a seven-month low on Friday while silver and aluminum lost more than 1 percent each after the first bond default by top metals buyer China sparked global growth concerns.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste _ much of it radioactive _ at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota, records obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press show.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, March 6- U.S. regulators on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail following concerns that an emergency order one week ago could stymie deliveries from North Dakota's Bakken shale to U.S. refiners.
*First speech ever by an EPA head at CERAWeek. McCarthy's speech in Houston to IHS CERAWeek, the largest meeting of energy executives in the world, was the first by an EPA administrator since the conference began 33 years ago.
HOUSTON, March 6- Carbon regulations can be crafted to help offset climate change without "shutting down business in its tracks," U.S. "We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, said about new rules she said would be proposed by June.
"We don't have to choose between a healthy environment and a healthy economy," said McCarthy, who has run the EPA for nearly a year, speaking about new rules she said would be proposed by June.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, March 6- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota.
PHOENIX-- Abortion providers said Wednesday that they have sued the state of Arizona to try to block new state rules limiting the use of the most common abortion drugs. The rules released in January by the Arizona Department of Health Services are set to take effect April 1.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- The North Dakota Industrial Commission has sent a letter to federal regulators in support of a proposed $2.6 billion pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin.
HOUSTON, March 4- The controversial Keystone XL pipeline will receive President Obama' s blessing and be built to transport crude oil from Canada to Texas, TransCanada Corp Chief Executive Russ Girling predicted on Tuesday.
CALGARY, Alberta, March 4- Canada's No. 1 pipeline company, Enbridge Inc, will nearly double capacity on a major crude export line to the United States through a C $7 billion replacement program, the largest project in the company's history.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- The public will not be allowed to comment on oil wells planned on private land in North Dakota under a plan approved by state regulators Monday that's designed to lessen the impacts of exploding energy development in certain western parts of the state.
The state Industrial Commission, which regulates North Dakota's oil and gas industry, unanimously endorsed the proposal in an attempt to cut down the amount of natural gas that is burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production.
NEW ORLEANS, March 3- A U.S. emergency order to test oil shipped by rail highlights what many industry officials have long said is a flawed method for testing the volatility of types of oil that have been involved in several fiery train derailments in the last year.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. oil on Friday had its eighth straight week of gains on market talk of fewer oil rail shipments from the booming Bakken shale in North Dakota. Brent oil settled moderately higher but ended the week lower, weighed down by an outlook for dampening demand in China and another for stymied European growth due to uprisings in Ukraine.
NEW YORK/ CALGARY, Feb 28- New U.S. rules to toughen classification standards for oil-train shipments will affect less than 3 percent of the tank cars now hauling crude across the country, leaving older, flawed models on the tracks, officials and industry sources say.
WASHINGTON, Feb 28- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Friday officials have launched inspections at state rail yards to protect people from potential accidents involving shipments of volatile crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota.
*Mounting tensions in Ukraine keep risk appetite in check. NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. oil rose on Friday on market talk of decreased supply from the Bakken shale in North Dakota. Tension in Ukraine and lower estimates for U.S. gross domestic product capped gains.
*Mounting tensions in Ukraine keep risk appetite in check. NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. oil rose sharply on Friday in late morning trade on market talk of decreased supply from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, which federal officials called a rumor. U.S. oil was last trading 10 cents higher at $102.50 at 11:40 a.m. EST.
EDDYSTONE, Pennsylvania, Feb 28- A handful of new East Coast terminals that will pump Bakken and other crude from trains onto barges may end demand for imported light, sweet oil in the U.S.