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Screen grab from a video released by Diario Campeche Hoy of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform  on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on fire on April 1, 2015.  An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated. (AFP photo/Diario Campeche Hoy)

Pemex platform fire kills four workers, injures 16

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A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Wednesday.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Another state joins the fight against the White House’s new fracking rules

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The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
(Eddie Seal/Texas Tribune)

Report: Cheap crude prices could boost the U.S. economy for another two years

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Just three months ago, the group forecast that oil would spike to $85 per barrel by December 2015; now it expects prices below $70 until 2016.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

BNSF adds new safety rules for crude oil trains

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Under the changes, BNSF is slowing down crude oil trains to 35 mph in cities with more than 100,000 people.
Categories: Rail
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BOEM has recieved thousands of comments on whether to open the Atlantic to drilling

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The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management was receiving comments through midnight Monday on what should be studied in an environmental impact statement of offshore drilling, which later this decade could include the Atlantic.
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Oil workers in West Texas and New Mexico were underpaid millions, Labor Department says

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Among the problems found, employers were failing to include bonus payments when calculating overtime rates, weren’t paying for time spent working off-the-clock and paying flat rates despite the hours worked by employees.
(Martin Divisek/Bloomberg)

Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

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Chicago-based Exelon essentially wants to change Illinois state rules for its power market as the nuclear industry competes with historically low prices for natural gas.
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Low oil prices force 2 Oklahoma companies to cut jobs

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Samson Resource Co. produced oil and liquids after primarily being a natural gas driller. The company reported a net loss of $1.6 billion for its third fiscal quarter in 2014. The company’s layoffs are effective immediately.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

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The Senate bill was co-sponsored by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. A similar bill was defeated last year after it became enmeshed in a partisan fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Wyoming suit contests federal rules for public land drilling

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The lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Wyoming also claims the U.S. Bureau of Land Management overstepped its statutory jurisdiction with the rules and that they conflict with the Safe Drinking Water Act.