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This Nov. 3 file photo provided by Southern California Gas Co., shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP)

Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normal

The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out.
Porter Ranch Estates sit at the foothills near a Southern California Gas Co. gas well that had been leaking methane daily since October.
(AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

Massive gas leak near Los Angeles plugged after 16 weeks

At its peak, the leak was estimated to contribute about a quarter of California’s climate-altering methane emissions, leading some to call it the worst environmental disaster since the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Accidents, Natural gas
(Paul White/(AP photo)

Repsol to shut unprofitable Norwegian oil field

The field produced about 4,800 barrels of oil a day in November
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Wyoming oilmen diversify to survive the bust

Casper businesses were the hub for Wyoming’s oilfields during the boom years. Today, they are rewriting business plans, reassigning machines for jobs outside the oil patch and experimenting with new product lines.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Obama vows to press ahead on Clean Power Plan after setback

Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents.
FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke's dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7 million for coal ash spill

The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.

Utilities seek ConocoPhillips stake in Cook Inlet gas field

Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association are looking to buy ConocoPhillips’ stake in the Beluga River Unit about 35 miles west of Anchorage.
In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, photo, motorists get gas at a Costco station in Sacramento, Calif. Fuel experts, economists and consumer advocates are expected to appear at a hearing of the Petroleum Market Advisory Committee, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, to discuss why California gas prices are consistently higher than the national average. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Experts look at why gasoline is expensive in California

The average price in California for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.50 on Monday — 76.5 cents higher than the national average,
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/GettyImages)

Mexico’s president names new head of Pemex

President Enrique Pena Nieto made several Cabinet changes.
Categories: Latin America
Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform heads to the Gulf of Mexico. The project was slated to start production this year, but that's been delayed after several subsea installation tendons sustained damage. (Chevron)

Qatar acquires stake in Chevron oil project off Morocco

Under the terms of the deal announced Monday, Chevron will hold onto a 45-percent interest in the offshore leases, while Morocco will retain a 25 percent stake.