Explosions and a blaze at the largest oil refinery on the East Coast sent a fireball into the sky and shook homes before dawn on Friday, June 21,2019, though authorities reported only a few minor injuries and said the air was safe to breathe.
The second fire in six months at U.S. Steel's massive coke plant outside Pittsburgh knocked a key pollution control system offline on Monday, June 17, 2019, triggering a health warning as officials monitored the air around the plant for signs of a release of toxic sulfur dioxide.
The U.S. blamed Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday, June 13, 2019, near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, denouncing what it called a campaign of "escalating tensions" in a region crucial to global energy supplies.
China warned Canada on Friday, May 31, 2019, that it needs to be aware of the consequences of aiding the U.S. in a case involving the Chinese tech giant Huawei that is believed to have sparked the detention of two Canadians in China.
Enbridge Inc. said on Thursday, May 30, 2019, it could have a proposed oil pipeline tunnel built and operating beneath a crucial Great Lakes channel by early 2024, responding to demands from Michigan officials to expedite the shutdown of existing twin pipelines.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has moved to have truckloads of garbage that Philippine officials say were illegally shipped to the Philippines years ago be forcibly shipped back to Canada, Duterte's spokesman said on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Saudi Araba said drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, shortly after Yemen's rebels claimed a co-ordinated drone attack on the Sunni power.
Saudi Arabia said on Monday, May 13, 2019, two of its oil tankers were targeted in "sabotage operations" off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks the previous day that caused "significant damage" to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the United States.
President Donald Trump's latest tariff hike on Chinese goods took effect on Friday, May 10, 2019, and Beijing said it would retaliate, escalating a battle over China's technology ambitions and other trade tensions.