In the end, congressional efforts to force approval of the long-delayed pipeline came up just short. That doesn’t mean the battle for Keystone is over — or that Obama is off the hook just yet.
The United States and its allies are ramping up efforts to strangle the terrorist group’s main source of income, though it’s still unclear just how much oil the Islamic State pumps and sells.
Libya’s crude production is again imperiled, but an oversupplied market doesn’t seem to mind.
Moscow and Beijing shake hands on another mammoth energy deal that could ease Russia’s isolation, power China, and bring the two closer together.
A key NATO ally is cozying up to the Russian dictator and trying to help him build a $70 billion pipeline to extend his reach into the heart of the EU.