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OIL, GAS, COAL, ALTERNATIVES
| Thursday, 12-Dec-2013 14:02 EST
|Crude oil prices top $89
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices topped $89 per barrel Friday with traders concerned unrest in Egypt could prompt a closing of the Suez Canal.
Crude oil slides Thursday
NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices slid to under $86 per barrel in New York Thursday after the Commerce Department said durable goods orders dropped 2.5 percent in December.
GM charges up Volt production
DETROIT, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Automaker General Motors said it would pick up the pace with deliveries of the Chevrolet Volt, which is increasing traffic in U.S. showrooms.
Charge: Coal-power pollution often deadly
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. coal-fired power plant pollution is linked to the premature deaths of an estimated 8,000 to 34,000 people each year, officials of a non-profit group say.
Crude oil prices catch an updraft
NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices turned higher in New York Wednesday, topping $87 per barrel as the dollar index dropped 0.24 percent.
Biden visits advanced battery manufacturer
GREENFIELD, Ind., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Plans are in the works to put 1 million advanced-technology vehicles on U.S. highways in five years, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday.
20 dead in Colombia mine explosion
CUCUTA, Colombia, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- An explosion at a coal mine in northern Colombia Wednesday left at least 20 miners dead, the mine's manager said.
Obama praises entrepreneurs, innovation
GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- America needs the determination of a Super Bowl champ to win the future, President Obama said Wednesday in Wisconsin, home of NFC champion Green Bay Packers.
U.S. Air Force to quadruple solar use
NEW PALTZ, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, the No. 1 government buyer of renewable energy, plans to quadruple its on-base solar-energy use in four years, an Air Force official said.
Schwarzenegger: Critics are 'girlie-men'
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Actor and former Republican governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger told a Canadian lunch crowd politicians who aren't intense are "girlie-men."
Obama: U.S. must reinvent to succeed
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- America must reinvent itself and reunite to succeed in a shifting global economy increasingly spurred by China and India, U.S. President Barack Obama said.
Obama calls for clean-energy investments
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- To compete now and in the future, America must invest in biomedical research, information technology and clean-energy technology, President Obama said Tuesday.
U.S. behind China in wind power energy
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- China has surpassed the United States in electricity production from wind power, a U.S. trade group says.
Crude oil prices slide
NEW YORK, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices lost ground in New York Tuesday, dropping to less than $87 a barrel as investors found the economy sputtered in Britain in the fourth quarter.
A hint on output brings oil prices down
NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices slid Monday, dropping to less than $88 per barrel after a key oil minister said OPEC could raise production quotas this year.
Ottawa's cold snap breaks record
OTTOWA, Ontario, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Ottawa's cold spell smashed a weather record Monday when the thermometer plunged to a bone-chilling minus 19.5 F, Canada's weather office said.
Obama to visit Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will take his Main Street Tour to Manitowoc, Wis., Wednesday where he will check out a power technology firm, the White House said.
Crude oil prices slide Friday
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Crude oil prices in New York slid lower for a second straight trading session Friday, losing 46 cents to $89.13 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
EPA issues E15 fuel waivers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Friday granted waivers for E15 fuel for cars and light trucks for model years 2001-06, the agency said.
Oil supplies increase
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. crude oil inventories rose by 2.6 million barrels last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.