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William Driscoll, 5, of Charlotte, N.C., holds signs as he stands with protestors, including his mother, outside the Duke Energy headquarters before the company's shareholders meeting in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 7, 2015. Duke Energy is holding its annual shareholders meeting Thursday, where the company's chief executive officer, Lynn Good, is expected to give an overview of Duke's 2014 performance. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Duke CEO faces contentious shareholders’ meeting

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Demonstrators say the $50 billion company is blocking people from putting solar panels on their roofs.
Categories: Coal, Environment, Solar
Burning oil tank cars from a BNSF train that derailed at Heimdal, North Dakota lay askew along the railroad tracks on Wednesday afternoon, May 6, 2015. The train pulling 107 tank cars filled with crude oil was passing through the small town when six of the cars derailed. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

Oil in North Dakota derailment was treated to cut volatility

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Hess Corp. spokesman John Roper said the company’s oil complied with a state law that requires propane, butane and other volatile gases to be stripped out of crude before it can be transported. That conditioning process lowers the vapor pressure of the oil to reduce the chance of an ignition during a crash.
Smoke and flames erupt from the scene of a train derailment Thursday, March 5, 2015, near Galena, Ill. A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed around 1:20 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, said Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Moser. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jessica Reilly)

Crude train derailment prompts evacuation of North Dakota town

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No injuries were reported in the accident, which happened near Heimdal, about 115 miles northeast of Bismarck. The residents who left were staying with family and friends, Wells County Emergency Manager Tammy Roehrich said.
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2 workers dead, 10 hurt in Mexico oil rig accident

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The Troll Solution rig was maneuvering to perform offshore maintenance at the time of the accident in the Bay of Campeche, Pemex said.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Mexican states lose ruling over BP’s 2010 spill

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The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a 2013 district court ruling.
Categories: Gulf of Mexico
Protesters in kayaks paddle out to meet the Arctic offshore oil rig Polar Pioneer piggybacked atop the cargo deck vessel Blue Marlin as it arrives at Port Angeles, Wash., on  April 17.  (Keith Thorpe/The Peninsula Daily News via AP)

Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

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Royal Dutch Shell has been planning to base its fleet at the port’s Terminal 5 for six months each year, when they’re not being used in the Arctic.
Categories: Arctic
(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Occidental Petroleum elects new chairman

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Eugene Batchelder, 67, worked for Phillips Petroleum from 1972 until its combination with Conoco in 2002.
The Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of the United Kingdom has 88 wind turbines capable of supplying energy to 220,000 homes. (flickr/Statkraft)

The offshore wind industry is still struggling to ramp up in the U.S.

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Developers and industry experts say the offshore wind energy sector is off to such a slow start in the U.S. because of regulatory hurdles, opposition from fossil fuel interests and the trials and tribulations of doing something for the first time.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Jury trials for medical suits over BP spill approved

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“BP disagrees with the Court’s ruling and is considering its options,” a company spokesman said.
(AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File)

Investigators release records of fiery North Dakota derailment

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Federal investigators said in the documents that a broken train axle found after the derailment might have been prevented if BNSF railroad had inspected it more carefully and found a pre-existing flaw.