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Los Angeles residents wait in line outside a Southern California Gas Co. office set up to handle claims by people affected by a 15-week-old gas leak in the Proter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

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With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.
Texas will deploy additional sensors to study a rash of earthquakes shaking the state as researchers try to determine whether the tremors are linked to the underground disposal of oilfield waste.
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First research links California quakes to oil operations

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In Kern County, the shaking topped out on Sept. 22, 2005, with three quakes, the biggest magnitude 4.6, researchers said.
This Nov. 3 file photo provided by Southern California Gas Co., shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP)

Massive L.A.-area gas leak could be capped in a week

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The blowout at the largest natural gas-storage facility in the West has uprooted thousands of residents and spewed more than 2 million tons of climate-changing methane.
Warren Buffett -- chairman, president & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway -- gestures during a 2013  interview.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Buffett’s firm now owns nearly 14 percent of Phillips 66

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Berkshire now owns 73.98 million Phillips 66 shares worth roughly $5.9 billion.
(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Texas, nationwide gasoline prices continue to decline

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Amarillo has the cheapest gasoline in Texas this week at an average $1.46 per gallon. Drivers in El Paso are paying the most statewide at an average $1.62 per gallon.
The head office of Statoil in Stavanger, Norway.  (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix, File)

Statoil reports larger 4th quarter loss after oil price drop

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CEO Eldar Saetre said the company was stepping up its cost-cutting program and reining in spending.
(Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Prosecutor smells crime, charges utility for huge gas leak

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LA County’s District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed misdemeanor criminal charges Tuesday against Southern California Gas Co. for failing to immediately report the natural gas leak that has been gushing nonstop nearly 15 weeks.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Strong company earnings, oil recovery send stocks higher

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The price of oil turned higher after a two-day slump.
This Nov. 3 file photo provided by Southern California Gas Co., shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP)

Los Angeles DA charges utility with crimes for gas leak

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State regulators are investigating the cause of the leak, but they said they won’t know until the well is plugged, which is expected by the end of the month.
(AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Arkansas water utility pushes for Exxon Mobil fines, rules

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In a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on Monday, Central Arkansas Water said Exxon Mobil doesn’t understand the weight of the situation.