California urges Trump administration to abandon fuel rule plan

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Sept 24 : California’s top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules. Mary Nichols, who chairs the state’s Air Resources Board, asked the U.S. National […]

OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump’s call for immediate boost to oil output

By Rania El Gamal, Ahmad Ghaddar and Olesya Astakhova ALGIERS, Sept 23 : OPEC’s leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crude output, effectively rebuffing U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for action to cool the market. “I do not influence prices,” […]