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Natural gas pipeline builder announces route changes

In a filing Friday with federal regulators, Dominion Energy said the changes would reduce the potential impacts on salamander habitats in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia and the George Washington National Forest in Virginia.
The Dallas Fed estimates the U.S. has lost 70,000 oil jobs during the 14-month price slump.

North Dakota bets on better prices for unfinished oil wells

But North Dakota’s Industrial Commission is giving drillers an extra year, hoping for a rebound in crude prices that would provide the state with a better long-term payoff in tax revenue.
A field of dead corn sits next to the Lincolnland Agri-Energy ethanol plant July 25, 2012 in Palestine, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

DuPont to open $225 million cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa

The $225 million refinery in central Iowa is touted as the world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant, which is designed to make 30 million gallons annually once it’s in full production next year.
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A worker uses a headset and microphone to communicate with coworkers over the din of pump trucks, at the site of a natural gas hydraulic fracturing and extraction operation run by the Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., outside Rifle, in western Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Kansas extending fracking limits over earthquakes

The restrictions had been set to expire in September, but the commission’s staff recommended continuing them after a drop in the number and intensity of earthquakes in the spring and summer.
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Texas lawyer among seven accused of faking thousands of BP oil spill claims

The charges of conspiracy, mail and wire fraud, identity theft and aggravated identity theft involve 41 alleged victims, U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis said.

Vincent Lee, of TransCanada Corp., center, appears before the House Finance Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Juneau, Alaska. The Alaska Legislature is considering a buyout of TransCanada from a major liquefied natural gas project that the state is pursuing. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

TransCanada official expresses support for gas project

— TransCanada Corp. believes in the Alaska liquefied natural gas project, but it also agrees with Gov. Bill Walker’s recommendation that the state buy out the company’s interest in it, a TransCanada official said Wednesday.

Pemex secures crude swap license from U.S.

In return, Mexico will send heavier crude to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries. The permit applies for one year.
The sign outside the Statoil oil company headquarters in Stavanger, Norway. (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix)

Statoil posts $330 million loss in third quarter

Statoil cited “impairment charges and provisions,” but it was also hit by declining revenue, which fell 24 percent to 112 billion kroner.
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Study shows more extensive coral damage related to BP spill

Using remotely operated submarines, researchers explored the Pinnacle Reef in September 2011 and found more than 400 coral colonies were injured.
Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer arrives in Everette on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria,

Study on Arctic port for drilling support ships put on hold

Shell’s decision last month to halt offshore drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas raised questions about the need for the port project aimed primarily at reducing travel costs for oil and gas support vessels.