News bites: Administration mulls 56.2 mile-per-gallon vehicle standard

The Detroit News reports that the Obama administration is mulling a proposal to require cars and light duty trucks to average 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025.

The New York Times
continued its investigative series on natural gas. The paper reported that Energy Information Administration officials have privately expressed skepticism about natural gas. The Times also got its hands on a trove of emails in which industry officials warn that natural gas “may not be as easy and cheap to extract from shale formations deep underground … ”

Iran blasted the decision to release 60 million barrels of International Energy Agency oil.

The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission visited a Nebraska nuclear power plant surrounded by floodwaters Sunday.

Television cable boxes use massive amounts of electricity.

The Washington Post reports that Virginia Beach faces a major sea level rise.