Passenger plane crashes in Taiwan; at least 40 dead
British shale debate town snubs permit
LONDON, July 23 (UPI) --A British advocacy group said Wednesday it applauded a decision from a city council at the heart of the country's shale debate to reject a drilling permit.
Tullow wins appeal on Uganda oil claims
LONDON, July 23 (UPI) --London based energy company Tullow Oil said Wednesday it received a favorable ruling from a London court of appeals in a simmering dispute over Ugandan assets.
Air quality a concern near North Dakota fire
BISMARCK, N.D., July 23 (UPI) --North Dakota's Health Department said it's surveying air quality after a fire at a fracking fluid storage facility in the heart of the state's oil patch.
BHP Billiton lifted by U.S. shale oil
MELBOURNE, July 23 (UPI) --Australian natural resources company BHP Billiton said Wednesday onshore operations in the United States helped boost its oil production by 4 percent.
EIA: Iran still hurt by sanctions
WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --International sanctions still inhibit Iran's ability to attract foreign investments to its energy sector, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
Call issues for South African fracking ban
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 23 (UPI) --A South African advocacy group called for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing operations for natural gas despite support from President Jacob Zuma.
Alberta frets over steam-injection for oil
CALGARY, Alberta, July 23 (UPI) --While potentially safe, the provincial energy regulator in Alberta said it's not ready to lift a ban on a controversial steam-injection method for bitumen.
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