News bites: Oil spill in the Mississippi River

A barge transporting 80,000 gallons of oil hit a bridge in Vicksburg, Miss., and spilled light crude into the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reports.

AP takes a look at how billions of dollars in natural-gas royalties are changing lives for landowners.

A new study shows heat from large North American cities made a significant contribution to regional temperature rises, according to The Guardian.

U.S. sanctions on nations that trade with Iran are forcing Dubai’s government-owned refiner to look elsewhere for oil condensate, Bloomberg reports.

Installations of European offshore wind turbines are about 1,000 megawatts short of European Union targets, Reuters reports.