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The Clovelly storage hub of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port system (Bloomberg)

Louisiana Offshore Oil Port storage center getting bigger

The hub receives domestic and international crude via ships and pipelines, temporarily storing the oil before sending it on to U.S. refineries. The Clovelly Hub receives oil from wells in Texas, the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. mid-continent.
Irene Nafuna Muloni, Uganda's minister of energy and mineral development, speaks at the IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston on March 4, 2014. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

Uganda lists 16 firms eligible to bid for oil exploration

Uganda’s first oil licensing round is being watched by activists who hope the oil blocks will eventually go to firms with strong social and environmental track records.
(Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

Gasoline prices down a nickel across Texas

In the Texas metro areas, drivers in Texarkana are paying the least at $2.32 per gallon while motorists in El Paso are paying the most, $2.63 per gallon.
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

16 states ask Obama admin to put power plant rules on hold

The 16 states and a handful of others are preparing to sue the Obama administration to block the rules permanently by arguing they exceed Obama’s authority. Bolstered by a recent Supreme Court ruling against the administration’s mercury limits, opponents argued that states shouldn’t have to start preparing to comply with a rule that may eventually get thrown out by the courts.
Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer, right, speaks during a news conference with consumer advocate Jamie Court, left, president of Consumer Watchdog in Santa Monica, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Billionaire seeks oil refiner transparency on profits from California gasoline prices

A brief supply shortage brought a huge rise in wholesale oil prices in California in July. Drivers in some parts of the state paid more than $4 a gallon for gas.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Geologists: Drilling slowdown cuts number of Kansas quakes

In the past year there have been 67 earthquakes emanating from Harper and Sumner Counties with a magnitude of at least 3.0, including one measured at 4.9 in November, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin gestures as she talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Panel says ending Oklahoma earthquakes will take research, time

Gov. Mary Fallin urged homeowners concerned about the safety of their homes to purchase private earthquake insurance.
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 touts Clean Power Plan; opponents ready their lawsuits

President Barack Obama said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the “the single most important step” America has ever taken to fight climate change.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

November retrial date expected for former BP engineer

Federal prosecutors say Kurt Mix deleted text messages about the amount of oil flowing from BP’s well after a 2010 rig explosion
Categories: Gulf oil spill
An activist hangs from the St. Johns bridge in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 29, 2015, to protest  the departure of Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica, which is in Portland for repairs.  The icebreaker is a vital part of Shell's exploration and spill-response plan off Alaska's northwest coast.  Greenpeace officials say  the activists have enough water and food to last for days, and can hoist themselves to allow other marine traffic to pass. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

U.S. judge rules Greenpeace in contempt for Oregon protest

There was no sign that the protesters were about to leave Portland after the ruling in Anchorage by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason that Greenpeace is in civil contempt.