Trump Administration Considering West Coast Military Bases to Export Coal, Gas -Report

Oct 15 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is considering using West Coast military facilities to export coal and natural gas to Asia, according to an Associated Press report on Monday, citing U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The move would help fossil fuel producers ship their products to Asia and circumvent environmental concerns in … [Read more...]

U.S. Interior Department Relaxes Offshore Drilling Safety Rules

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday eased safety rules on offshore oil and gas production put in place after the deadly 2010 BP Plc Deepwater Horizon disaster, as part of its effort to slash regulations and boost the energy industry. The Interior Department revised the 2016 oil and gas production safety systems rule, part of a series of … [Read more...]

Iran Forced to Rely on Own Tanker Fleet Even as Oil Exports Fall

By Julian Lee (Bloomberg) -- It is still nearly three months until U.S. sanctions on Iran’s oil exports snap back into force, but they are already having a big impact on the Persian Gulf country’s trade. The nation’s outflow has fallen, and Iran is having to rely more on its own fleet of tankers to carry oil to its customers, according to ship-tracking data … [Read more...]

U.S., China Seek to Restart Talks to Defuse Trade War, Sources Say

By Jenny Leonard, Peter Martin and Saleha Mohsin (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and China are trying to restart talks aimed at averting a full-blown trade war between the world’s two largest economies, two people familiar with the effort said. Representatives of U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for … [Read more...]

U.S. Border Patrol Questioned Canadian Fishermen in Disputed Waters

By Danya Hajjaji TORONTO, July 4 (Reuters) - Crew members of two Canadian fishing vessels were approached by the United States border patrol in Canadian waters in the Gulf of Maine in late June, according to the Canadian government, which is investigating the matter. "Canada continues to investigate these incidents that occurred in Canadian waters, including through engaging … [Read more...]