Aug 18, 2014 — The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
Aug 6, 2014 — The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.
Jul 29, 2014 — A U.S. judge says an order she gave late Monday to impound a tanker carrying $100 million in oil off the coast of Galveston, Texas, cannot be enforced.
Jul 22, 2014 — South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.
Jul 15, 2014 — Iraq's Kurdish region sits on vast amounts of oil. The regional government says it has the right to export the oil. But Baghdad is blocking those sales, saying only it has the right to sell Iraqi oil.
Jun 30, 2014 — Offshore oil and gas money is central to the debate over whether Scotland should break off from the U.K. — especially in the remote Shetland Islands, where North Sea oil has transformed the economy.
Jun 26, 2014 — Spain is weighing a plan to allow oil exploration near the party island of Ibiza. Opponents fear the move could threaten the environment and tourism, but finding oil could also be an economic boost.
Jun 25, 2014 — The new rulings are being reported amid a backdrop of rising gas prices in the U.S., a situation blamed on new violence and uncertainty in Iraq.
Mar 11, 2014 — Prime Minister Ali Zeidan lost a vote of confidence triggered in part by the showdown over a North Korean-flagged tanker that purchased oil from separatists forces.
Nov 27, 2013 — The country began pumping natural gas from its first major offshore field earlier this year. There are also hopes that Israel may have significant oil reserves, though there are hurdles, both technical and political.