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With 25 percent of America's refining capacity shut in due to damages caused by Harvey, gas prices are spiking just as drivers prepare to hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Volkswagen is launching a scrappage scheme for older diesel vehicles in Great Britain as it tries to lure buyers back post-dieselgate - while announcing ambitious new sales targets in the US. David Pollard reports.

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J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla's electric truck

Tesla Inc on Friday got high-profile orders from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fleet operator J.B. Hunt for its future electric truck, but would-be customers indicated they are giving the big rig a try, not buying in volume.

African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report

African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups.

'We're engaged': Alaska gets China backing for natural gas project

China's biggest state oil company Sinopec, one of the country's top banks and its sovereign wealth fund agreed on Thursday to develop a $43 billion natural gas project in Alaska, as the cash-poor U.S. state seeks to revive its dwindling energy industry.

Big dams can wait, Myanmar overhauls energy strategy

Big hydropower dams are not a priority in Myanmar's strategy to tackle chronic power shortages, the country's new energy minister said in an interview that cast doubt over a controversial China-backed project in the country's north.

China's carbon market still facing problems: official

China's carbon trading scheme is still facing problems and needs further improvements, a senior climate official told reporters on Tuesday, as the country tries to meet its commitment to launch nationwide trading this year.