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Northeast gas pipeline progresses, to some landowner dismay

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Of 651 landowners in New York and Pennsylvania affected by the $700 million pipeline project, 125 refused to sign right of way agreements.
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Oil markets, strong production lead US gas prices lower

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Los Angeles had the most expensive gas among cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states at $3.29. Charleston, South Carolina, had the cheapest at $2.11.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Oil field services company cuts 200 of 250 employees in Arkansas

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M&M Environmental Group CEO Sam McFadin told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that employees were told of the layoffs Friday and that remaining employees will be offered transfers to company offices in Oklahoma.
Frank Gehrke, chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources plunges the snow depth survey pole into the snowpack he conducts the snow survey near Echo Summit, Calif., Tuesday March 3,  2015. The third snow survey of the season showed the snow pack to be .9 inches deep with a water content of 6.9 inches, which is 5 percent of normal for this site at this time of year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California first to feel hydro-power crunch of drought

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Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada stands at 12 percent of average. Energy officials say that means less melting snow throughout the year to run the turbines at dams.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Property owners seek to block West Virginia pipeline surveys

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The pipeline would stretch about 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to Virginia’s Pittsylvania County.
(Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Seventh SC coastal town on record against offshore drilling

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Opponents of offshore drilling worry that spills could hurt the environment and the important coastal tourism industry.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Judge rules shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties

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U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by providing additional natural gas pipeline capacity.
Clean up crews use an absorbent boom to collect oil from along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont., Monday July 4, 2011. An Exxon Mobil pipeline near Laurel ruptured, spilling crude oil into the Yellowstone. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

Exxon finishes $1.3 million in work from 2011 Montana spill

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The Texas oil giant paid for emergency training for local responders, fisheries improvement projects on the river and new leak detection equipment for the state.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

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Obama’s executive order also directs the government to ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of the federal government’s consumption.
Jiang Jiemin, chairman of PetroChina, left, is mobbed by journalists after attending an IPO ceremony for PetroChina at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in Shanghai. (AP Photo)

China indicts former oil boss on corruption charges

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Jiang Jiemin was charged with abusing his position at China National Petroleum Corp. and taking bribes, which led to large losses of public money, the national prosecutor’s office said in a statement.