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In this image released by the Saudi Interior Ministry’s General Directorate of Civil Defense, smoke billows from a residential complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. A fire broke out at the residential complex used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco. (Saudi Interior Ministry General Directorate of Civil Defense via AP)

Fire at Saudi oil company residence kills 10

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A large fire broke out Sunday in the basement of a sprawling residential complex in Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich east, killing at least 10 people.
The Tamar Lease natural gas rig, located 90 kilometers west of the city of Haifa in northern Israel. Recent discoveries of massive offshore natural gas deposits, set to begin flowing in the coming days, are turning into a mixed blessing for Israel. (AP Photo/Albatross Aerial Perspective, File)

Italy’s Eni finds ‘supergiant’ natural gas field off Egypt

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Eni said the discovery — made in its Zohr prospect “in the deep waters of Egypt” — could hold a potential 30 trillion cubic feet of gas over an area of 100 square kilometers (38.6 square miles).
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Cost, length of Exxon’s cleanup still unclear after N.J. deal

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The cleanup, which can largely be overseen by private professionals instead of the state under a 2009 law, could take years, perhaps even decades.
In this Aug. 29, 2015 photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MEAN, Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, third left, and his delegation meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, and an Egyptian delegation, in Cairo, Egypt. (MEAN via AP)

Italy’s Eni finds ‘supergiant’ natural gas field off Egypt

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The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a “supergiant” natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the “largest-ever” found in the Mediterranean Sea.
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This July 30, 2014 photo shows Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil. (AP Photo/Kathy Matheson)

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

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The unambiguous goal of the president’s trip is to use dramatic and alarming changes to Alaska’s climate to instill fresh urgency into his global warming agenda.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

2 crew members injured after pipeline ruptures in Gulf

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The cause of the rupture is under investigation.
Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gestures while speaking at a town hall meeting at Sayde's Neighborhood Bar & Grill in Salem, N.H., Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter) )

Judge approves Christie’s $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil

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The deal was criticized by environmental groups and Democrats who control the state Legislature. They say the settlement is just a fraction of the billions of dollars New Jersey should have recovered.
Oil wells in the Franja del Orinoco region of Venezuela (Houston Chronicle)

Encana selling Louisiana assets for $850 million

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The assets being sold include about 112,000 acres. Encana will use the proceeds from the sale to reduce debt.
(Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

BP restarts part of Indiana oil refinery after repairs

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BP issued a news release Tuesday saying it had safely restarted a large crude distillation unit at its refinery in Whiting, 15 miles southeast of Chicago, that had been shut down since Aug. 8 for unscheduled repair work.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama pushing for more clean energy choices for consumers

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The president, in a speech at a clean energy conference in Las Vegas on Monday night, planned to announce new executive actions and other efforts aimed at making it easier for homeowners and businesses to invest in green energy improvements that in the past may have been impractical or unaffordable.