OVERNIGHT ENERGY: ISIS oil revenues take hit from airstrikes

OIL SALES: The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) makes $1 million a day off its black-market oil sales but U.S. airstrikes have helped choke off the terror group's sources of income.

The Treasury Department said on Thursday that as of mid-June ISIS made $1 million a day on oil sales, but expects that number has dropped due to the airstrikes.

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The administration just isn’t sure how much, said David Cohen, under secretary of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence for Treasury.

"There is no question that ISIL is one of best funded terrorist organizations that we have confronted," Cohen said, using an alternative name for the terror group.

“Our best understanding is that ISIL has tapped into a long-standing and deeply rooted black market connecting traders in and around the area,” Cohen said. “After extracting the oil, ISIL sells it to smugglers who, in turn, transport the oil outside of ISIL’s strongholds.”

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AROUND THE WEB:

A report from West Virginia University found the coal-friendly state could meet the targets proposed by the EPA to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by ramping up solar, and wind power, and improving its existing coal plants, according to the Charleston Gazette

An environmental watchdog group found some oil and gas drillers are using benzene, a cancer-causing chemical, in its hydraulic fracturing operations, Bloomberg reports.

A Colorado man pleaded guilty to murdering a Montana teacher in an oil boom town, the Associated Press reports.

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