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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to members of the media after he signed an executive order restoring a moratorium on new drilling leases involving public lands, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at the Benjamin Rush State Park in Philadelphia. The executive order ends a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania governor advances tougher gas drilling rules

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The proposal is the first signal from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration of how it will approach the natural gas industry after the Democrat campaigned last year on a promise to toughen state regulation of the industry.
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Solar-power plane airborne on historic round-the-world trip

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Some legs of the trip, such as over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, will mean five days and five nights of flying solo.
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4 Filipinos among 9 foreigners abducted from Libya oil field

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The Al-Ghani oil field had suspended operation for two weeks prior to the attack and most of the workers had left by the time the gunmen arrived there, he added.
Trucks drive south on Highway 85 near Williston, N.D., in the state's oil patch region. (AP Photo/Elijah Nouvelage, File)

$1.1 billion in fast-track funding disbursed to North Dakota communities

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the bill last month at a ceremony at the state Capitol.
In this Nov. 17, 2014 file photo, smoke rises from the Syrian city of Kobani, following an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition, seen from a hilltop outside Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border. The mass beheadings of Egyptian Christians by militants in Libya linked to the Islamic State group have thrown a spotlight on the threat the extremists pose beyond their heartland in Syria and Iraq, where they have established a self-declared proto-state. Militants in several countries - including Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia - have pledged allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

Activists say airstrike hits Islamic State-held oil refinery

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Video from the Turkish Dogan News Agency showed the strikes Sunday night, which saw an enormous fireball engulf the refinery.
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Train carrying crude oil derails in Canada

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The derailment involved 10 train cars — some of which caught fire and entered the Mattagami River System, police said
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Colorado’s oil and gas regulator hopes to get new rules in place this year

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The task force recommendations include changing oil and gas commission rules to give local governments a consulting role in decisions on where large oilfield facilities are located.
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Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8

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A company statement said the attackers came from the north, an apparent reference to the city of Sirte, seized by an Islamic State affiliate last month.
Smoke and flames erupt from the scene of a train derailment Thursday, March 5, 2015, near Galena, Ill. A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, said Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moser. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

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Thursday’s accident in a rural area south of the city of Galena is the latest failure of the safer tank car model and raises more concerns that even tougher requirements are needed.
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Smoke and flames erupt from the scene of a train derailment Thursday, March 5, 2015, near Galena, Ill. A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, said Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moser. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

Train carrying Bakken crude derails, burns in Illinois

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The derailment occurred 3 miles south of Galena in a wooded and hilly area that is a major tourist attraction and the home of former President Ulysses S. Grant.