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    Oil and Gas Prices Soar Amidst Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

    Oil and Gas Prices Soar Amidst Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated again that war and energy are inextricably linked.  The invasion has so far put a pin in the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, prompted fossil fuel companies to argue for increased production and led to worrying attacks on nuclear power plants. Now, oil and gas […]

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    Settlement Reached Over Longest-Running Oil Spill in U.S. History

    A Louisiana energy company is finally paying for the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history. Taylor Energy has agreed to pay more than $43 million in penalties and transfer a further $432 million to the Department of the Interior as a trust to complete the cleanup of the 17-year spill, the Department of Justice announced […]

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Shell Abandons Controversial UK Oilfield Exploration

    Climate campaigners are celebrating a “death blow” to a controversial UK oil exploration project after Shell announced it would no longer participate. The fossil-fuel giant was set to explore the Cambo oilfield to the west of Shetland, but pulled out Thursday night, The Press and Journal reported. “This really should be the deathblow for Cambo,” […]

    Gasoline Suspected in Water Supply of Canada’s Northernmost Capital

    Gasoline Suspected in Water Supply of Canada’s Northernmost Capital

    Canada’s northernmost capital has declared a local state of emergency because of suspected gasoline contamination in the water supply. Residents of Iqaluit, the capital of the Arctic territory of Nunavut, have been warned not to drink, boil or cook with the city’s water. “Due to the possibility of petroleum hydrocarbons at the Iqaluit water treatment […]