InsideClimateNews.org -- As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. The resulting document, published online by WikiLeaks, offers another window into how oil and gas companies have been scrambling to deal with unrelenting opposition to their growth plans.
West Texas Intermediate advanced for a fourth day, the longest rising streak since August, as TransCanada Corp. will start part of its Keystone XL pipeline next month and U.S. crude inventories fell. The spread between WTI and Brent shrank to a nine-day low.
West Texas Intermediate rose for a third day amid forecasts U.S. crude stockpiles dropped last week for the first time since September. OPEC is poised to keep its production target unchanged at a meeting tomorrow.