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  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— About 150 people, businesses and organizations filed written comments on a proposal to increase minimum allowable distance between oil and gas wells and homes in Wyoming from 350 to 500 feet, state Oil and Gas Supervisor Mark Watson said Monday. Most comments had come from Laramie County and roughly half of all comments supported the change while...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- A cleanup was continuing in the Kanawha River in West Virginia on Sunday after an oil spill last week following the derailment of a CSX Corp train, though drinking water was not affected, the company and federal officials said. Twenty seven of the train's 109 cars carrying 3.1 million gallons of crude oil from North Dakota to Virginia came off the...

  • *Areva issues fifth profit warning in seven months. PARIS, Feb 23- French state-controlled nuclear group Areva said it expects a 2014 net loss of about 4.9 billion euros, mostly due to asset writedowns and provisions, notably connected with its much-delayed Olkiluoto 3 reactor in Finland. Areva's latest profit warning, the fifth in seven months, comes ahead of the...

  • "This is a critical test for the SFC," said Michael Cheng, Asian Corporate Governance Association's research director for China and Hong Kong. The SFC and the courts have limited authority outside of Hong Kong, which means reaching beyond the territory's borders to dismantle CMR Group, a Cayman Islands incorporated holding company, will be difficult.

  • India's Modi bets on GM crops for green revolution Saturday, 21 Feb 2015 | 10:49 PM ET
    A worker harvests onions on a farm near Umrana, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014.

    Modi is looking to reverse India's effective ban on genetically modified food crop trials in a bid to boost the country's dismal farm productivity.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 22- On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified food crops. India placed a moratorium on GM aubergine in 2010 fearing the effect on food safety and biodiversity.

  • NEW DELHI— India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, while nearly all of the country's 1.2 billion citizens are breathing in harmful pollution levels, according to research published Saturday. The most polluted regions, falling generally in northern India, are also among India's most populous. "The extent of the problem is...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 20- Los Angeles wholesale gasoline differentials rose on Friday as traders and refineries bought product in a market hampered by two oil refinery outages. March-delivery CARBOB gasoline in Los Angeles rose 7 cents to settle at 28 cents a gallon over April RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange in active trading, sources said.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked federal regulators to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000- gallon crude spill into Montana's Yellowstone River. The Texas- based company asked the Department of Transportation to withdraw three of its four findings of pipeline safety violations. Safety regulators said Exxon...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The prosecutors say the nation's largest electricity company engaged in unlawful dumping at coal-fired power plants in Eden, Moncure, Asheville, Goldsboro and Mt....

  • Target doubling initiative on organics, naturals Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Target Corp. is betting big on organic and sustainable products. Now, the retailer, based in Minneapolis, is rolling out more than 200 products and 31 brands over the course of the year. Company officials believe sales for the brands included in the program could hit $1 billion this year, and if this initiative were a stand-alone brand, it would already be...

  • *Paris, London mayors take measures against diesel. LONDON/ JOHANNESBURG, Feb 20- Platinum producers struggling back from South Africa's longest-ever mining strike are now contending with threats to a long-awaited price recovery, notably Europe's emerging dislike of diesel engines. Its rival Lonmin, having plunged into the red last year, also expects higher...

  • Feb 20- The following are extracts from the 15 action points from the European Commission's draft energy union strategy, expected to be published officially next week. 1. Full implementation and strict enforcement of existing energy and related legislation is the first priority to establish the energy union. The Commission will prepare a comprehensive...

  • DENVER— A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists asked the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies. Getting the University of Colorado to exclude them from its $2.7 billion investment pool would be a significant symbolic victory.

  • Feb 19- A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected BP Plc's attempt to reduce the maximum civil fine it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, leaving it potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion under the federal Clean Water Act. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans agreed with the federal government that the maximum civil penalty that BP could...

  • Judge rejects BP attempt to lessen fines for Gulf spill Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 4:45 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A federal judge has rejected an attempt by BP to lower the fines it faces from its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.. District Judge Carl Barbier on Thursday agreed with government lawyers that BP should face paying up to $4,300 for each barrel of oil spilled. In a statement, BP spokesman Geoff Morrell, said the company disagrees with the...

  • The agency will address all three years at once and plans to look at broader changes to address long-term issues of demand as well as arguments from refiners that ethanol blending capacity has hit its peak, said Christopher Grundler, a director at the EPA's Office of Air Quality and Transportation, at an industry conference in Grapevine, Texas.

  • Climate change will cause millions to flee this area Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 11:30 PM ET
    Gabura village in Satkhira, Khulna in Southern Bangladesh in 2012

    Fast-rising seas in the Sundarbans have left thousands homeless and much of the region could be underwater in 15-25 years. The AP reports.

  • February-delivery CARBOB gasoline in L.A. jumped 11 cents to 44 cents a gallon over March RBOB futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange after an explosion at Exxon Mobil Corp.' s 155,000 barrel-per-day refinery Torrance, California. EPA gasoline in the Portland, Oregon, market settled 11 cents a gallon over March NYMEX RBOB, unchanged from Tuesday's close.

  • Road salt: The winter's $2.3 billion game changer Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    A garbage truck which slid off a road in Gorham, Maine.

    The economics surrounding a certain commodity can be a game changer for city officials in the snow belt. And it's sitting on your dinner table.