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Airlines are looking to biofuels to meet soaring passenger demand

...Financing a plant is expensive because lenders know the risks and demand generous terms. A sharp drop in the price of crude oil has made competing with traditional fuels on price more difficult."We really are trying to create a brand new fuel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-25/airlines-are-looking-biofu
35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

...S. transportation officials recently extended an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude-oil shipments and put in place new rules that require sturdier construction of tank cars hauling hazardous liquids. Critics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-07-17/35000-gallons-oil-spills-a
Greek debt crisis sends US markets to worst day of year

...179 an ounce, and silver slipped 7 cents to $15.66 an ounce. Copper edged up half a cent to $2.64 a pound.Crude oil fell $1.30 to close at $58.33 a barrel in New York. Brent crude fell $1.25 to close at $62.01 a barrel in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-29/greek-debt-crisis-sends-us
Rechecking the bags

...incur fees typically set at $25 per bag each way.Those universally despised fees began cropping up around 2008 when crude oil prices hit an all-time high, but they never went away after fuel prices normalized. Last year, American air carriers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-21/rechecking-bags
As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

...roughly matching the rise in U.S. crude oil production, according to an analysis...accidents involving pipelines carrying crude oil and refined petroleum products that...Arkansas, spilled 504,000 gallons of crude oil that sloshed into suburban cul de...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-24/us-oil-production-soars-so
Georgia DOT has until Tuesday to act on pipeline application

...deliver products such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel. In fact, according to recent statistics, 99.999 percent of crude oil and petroleum product barrels delivered by pipeline reach their destination safely."However, according to data from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-13/georgia-dot-has-until-tuesday
Activists take stand against Arctic oil drilling

...surrounding energy production, and have mobilized against projects that would transform the region into a gateway for crude oil and coal exports to Asia."These proposals have woken a sleeping giant in the Northwest," said Eric de Place, the policy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-14/activists-take-stand-again
Business news

...state regulators by Plains All Ameri can Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.On May 19, a 6-inch breach along a badly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-07/business-news
US, Canada unveil rules targeting oil train safety

...Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids...most volatile liquids, including crude oil and ethanol, must have an outer...keep them from rupturing.For the crude oil fleet, more than 16,000 of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/us-canada-unveil-rules-tar
Why US job growth isn't boosting the economy and cheap gas isn't powering spending

...20 percent costlier in Europe than a year ago, an increase that has dampened sales.OIL'S SLICK MOVES: A barrel of crude oil costs under $50, having more than halved in price since June. This means wells are pumping out smaller profits, if...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-05/why-us-job-growth-isnt-boo