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Keystone plan avoids wetlands on Texas coast

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An Army Corps of Engineers official said TransCanada submitted a new permit application.
Categories: Keystone XL
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Motiva celebrates completion of big refinery expansion in Port Arthur

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Motiva, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch Shell, celebrated a $10 billion expansion of its Port Arthur refinery that doubled its capacity and makes it the largest U.S. refinery.
Categories: Crude oil, General, Refining
Gas prices are displayed at a Hess station in Hoboken, N.J. The price of oil has declined to its low for the year on continued doubts about Europe's ability to pay off massive government debts. Benchmark U.S. crude lost $1.57 to $94.56 per barrel in New York. It dipped to $93.65 per barrel earlier Monday, May 14, the lowest since mid-December. (AP Photo/CX Matiash)

Oil drops on disappointing U.S. economic data

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The government reported U.S. oil supplies grew more than expected last week.
Categories: Crude oil
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UN study foresees job gains with greener policies

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Some 15 million to 60 million jobs could be created worldwide over the next two decades if nations took better care of the planet, according to a U.N. study released Thursday ahead of an international summit on sustainable development.
Categories: Environment
The corporate logo at Apache Corp. headquarters in Houston. (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Apache shareholders back annual board elections

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Apache Corp.’s shareholders overwhelmingly supported a proposal calling for annual election of directors that the company’s management fought to keep off the agenda at last week’s annual meeting.
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron sued in Canada by Ecuadorans over pollution

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Ecuadorans who have waged a bitter legal battle against Chevron over pollution in the Amazon rain forest sued the company in Canada Wednesday in an attempt to seize $18 billion of the oil giant’s assets, after Chevron refused to pay a verdict against it in their homeland.
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BP’s Wash. refinery back to work after Feb. fire

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A BP refinery in Washington state that shut down after a February fire has resumed normal operations.
Categories: Refining

Names, Refrains, And Hurricanes

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Given I am completely immersed in economic nerdiness as I prep for next week’s Platts conference, the burrito side of my brain has staged a coup and steered me back toward the more lighthearted ( / stormy) side of Energyland™. So with the official start to Atlantic hurricane season beckoning tomorrow (June 1), let us take […]
Gas prices are posted at the Sunoco gas station in Philadelphia. . (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Americans gripe about gasoline prices as summer driving begins

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How do you feel about gasoline prices?
Categories: General
President Barack Obama, with Solyndra Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet, looks at a solar panel, during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, in Fremont, Calif. Solyndra received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government has announced layoffs of 1,100 workers and plans to file for bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Solyndra takes center stage in presidential debate

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Solyndra is becoming a focal point in presidential politics again after Mitt Romney released a new ad that paints the failed California-based solar panel maker as an example of President Barack Obama’s failed energy policy and cozy government spending.
Categories: Politics/Policy