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MEXICAN ARMY GUARDS PEMEX INSTALATIONS AND REFINERIES

To combat fuel theft, Pemex reduces gasoline and diesel pipeline shipments

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Pemex reported 3,600 illegal fuel taps on pipelines last year, a 66 percent increase from the 2,167 a year earlier, costing the company an estimated $792 million.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg file)

Court upholds Ohio’s power to regulate drilling

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The decision came in a case brought by the Akron suburb of Munroe Falls against Beck Energy Corp. over a state law that gives Ohio “sole and exclusive authority” to regulate the location of wells.
A fire burns Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, after a train derailment near Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/John Raby)

West Virginia oil train derailment: Fires for hours, smoke

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Emergency crews and environmental officials are responding to a train derailment in West Virginia that sent at least one tanker containing crude oil into a river and also caused a nearby house to catch fire.
Crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

Saltwater spill contained on-site at North Dakota oil well

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Murex Petroleum Corp. reported that 500 barrels of saltwater were contained and recovered on site.
Rig hands thread together drilling pipe at a hydraulic fracturing site located atop the Marcellus shale rock formation in Washington Township, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 31, 2013. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Congressional Democrats seek to step up fracturing oversight

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Of particular concern is making sure their waterways are not contaminated by waste.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via The New York Times)

BLM clears way for petroleum reserve development

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The decision is a shift from the alternative that BLM had earlier selected as its preferred option. But it aligns with the alternative chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

NASA flight facility concerned with potential offshore drilling

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The majority of the area that was proposed for lease off Virginia in 2010 lies within recent NASA mission hazard areas.
Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Judge tosses coastal damage suit against oil companies

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The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East had claimed that coastal drilling and dredging activities contributed to the loss of coastal wetlands.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

North Dakota daily oil production sets record, but rig count dropping

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The state’s Mineral Resources Department estimated December production at slightly more than 38 million barrels, or about 1.23 million barrels per day. That broke the November record of 1.19 million barrels per day.
Sen. John Hoeven (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress to postpone sending Keystone-pipeline bill to Obama

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Sen. John Hoeven of North Dakota, the chief Republican sponsor, told reporters Thursday it would be better if Congress was in town when President Barack Obama vetoes the bill “so attention is brought to it.”