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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

Keystone XL Pipeline (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Both Sides In Keystone XL Debate Bend Facts

Let’s check some of the claims about the pipeline as a bill approving it heads toward likely passage by the Republican-led Senate and a veto by President Barack Obama.

01/29/2015

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City Businessman Pleads Guilty To Ripping Off MTA With Low-Quality Fuel

A New York City businessman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority by providing poor-quality oil for city buses and passing it off as the good stuff.

08/28/2014

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Long Island Drivers Met With Higher Gas Prices As Oil Companies Prepare For Spring

Pain at the pump comes every February when refineries switch over to summer blends. This year crude oil prices are also up and gas station owners said that their prices have gone up 12 cents in just two weeks.

02/17/2014

A Long Island family returned from vacation to find an oil slick in the basement of their North Babylon home. (Credit CBS 2)

L.I. Homeowners Stuck Cleaning Up Mystery Oil Slick

Homeowners on Long Island were stuck cleaning up a slick that was left in their basement after someone made an oil delivery to the wrong address.

11/26/2013

The King Emerald (file / credit: COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH)

Germany, Cyprus Based Shipping Companies Admit Dumping Off U.S. Shores

Two international shipping firms pleaded guilty to obstruction and other charges in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s Office characterized as a pattern of falsifying records to hide the illegal dumping of engine sludge and oil-contaminated waste into the ocean.

03/22/2013

Tony's Table

Tony’s Table: Spaghetti With Oil And Parsley

CBS 2’s Tony Tantillo is back in the kitchen with his daughter Stephanie, tonight they are throwing together a quick and easy spaghetti dish.

12/26/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

A man pumps gas in California (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

Gas prices in the Tri-State area (credit: CBS 2)

Gas Prices Dropping Sharply In New Jersey

Motorists are seeing sharply lower prices at the pumps in New Jersey.

05/12/2012

Heating Bill

Ask Asa: How To Decipher Your Utility Bill

Deciphering a utility bill can be very confusing. Recently, a Long Island man found charges on his bill that didn’t seem to add up. He decided to contact CBS 2’s Asa Aarons to find out what was driving up the cost of his gas.

05/09/2012

Thermostat (credit: CBS 2)

Ask Asa: Over-Charged For Oil

If you heat your home with oil, then you already know that the costs can fluctuate. Everything from geopolitical tensions to changes in the local weather can affect the price of your oil.

04/02/2012

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