Another volatile start for crude oil prices

Daniel J. GraeberNEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Crude oil prices started another trading day in volatile territory Friday as investors took stock of European economic data and OPEC policy questions.


New Zealand offers electric vehicle stimulus

Daniel J. GraeberWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Nearly $3 million will be available to help support the government’s ambitions to get more electric vehicles on the road, New Zealand’s energy minister said.


North Sea labor strikes suspended

Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) — Labor strikes over pay for North Sea oil workers are suspended while all parties to the dispute sit down for a new round of talks, lead negotiators said.


Islamic State oil commander dead

Daniel J. GraeberERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 12 (UPI) — A commander in charge of oil for the Islamic State was killed in operations led by multilateral forces near the Syrian border, the Kurdish government said.


Islamic State oil commander dead

Daniel J. GraeberERBIL, Iraq, Aug. 12 (UPI) — A commander in charge of oil for the Islamic State was killed in operations led by multilateral forces near the Syrian border, the Kurdish government said.




Texas shale basin left behind

Daniel J. GraeberOKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Leaving part of a Texas oil and natural gas shale basin will free up potentially more than a billion dollars in financial commitments, Chesapeake Energy said.