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.




NATO allies concerned for Libyan oil

Daniel J. GraeberPARIS, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A joint statement from NATO allies called on all parties to the hostilities in Libya to work to ensure damage or disruption to oil installations is prevented.