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Some leaders souring on nuclear power costs

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As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer’s remorse.
Categories: Nuclear
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ExxonMobil begins its defense in MTBE case

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Lawyers for ExxonMobil begin presenting their defense against the state of New Hampshire’s claims that the oil giant should pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up groundwater contamination from the gasoline additive MTBE.
Categories: Legal issues
A crew works on a Marcellus Shale drilling rig to produce natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

NY fracking health study news draws cheers, jeers

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While opponents of fracking are pleased at a report that Gov. Andrew Cuomo will wait for a Pennsylvania health study before deciding whether to allow drilling, landowners are preparing to sue New York over lost gas-leasing opportunities and an industry group warned Sunday that a business exodus from the state will worsen.
A worker monitors water in Talmadge Creek in Marshall Township, Mich., near the Kalamazoo River as oil from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc., is attempted to be trapped by booms. Federal investigators are expected to present their findings Tuesday, July 10, 2012 on the likely cause of a pipeline rupture that spilled more than 800,000 gallons of crude oil into the river nearly two years ago. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Enbridge declines to pay for 2 more spill studies

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A company responsible for a 2010 pipeline rupture that spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil into a southwestern Michigan river has refused to pay $800,000 to complete two new studies to assess the spill’s damage.
Categories: Crude oil, Pipelines
In this Thursday, March 24, 2011 photo, a cluster of houses is seen in Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Delta region.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Shell: Nigeria pipeline spills caused by thieves

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC says a major pipeline it has in Nigeria has come under repeated attack by thieves wanting to steal the crude oil it transports.
Categories: Pipelines
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Mexico’s ruling party backs energy reform

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Nearly 5,000 members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party unanimously at their national convention to remove language in the party’s platform that for years had opposed injecting private money in Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.
Protesters rally against hydrofracking as the legislative session winds down at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., in June 2012.  A coalition of 100 environmental, health and community groups called for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject any demonstration project for shale gas drilling using hydraulic fracturing. (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

Gov. Cuomo held up on fracking in NY to await health study

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as close as he ever has to approving fracking last month, laying out a limited drilling plan for as many as 40 gas wells before changing course to await the findings of a new study after discussions with environmentalist and former brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy Jr., several people familiar with his thinking told The Associated Press.
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North Sea platform leak sparks evacuation

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The TAQA oil company says dozens of workers have been evacuated from a North Sea oil platform after a hydrocarbon leak was detected.
Categories: Crude oil, General, Offshore
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LNG facility planned at Baton Rouge port

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Houston-based Waller Marine wants to have the LNG facility operational within the next year and a half.

Categories: LNG, Natural gas
A polar bear in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (AP file photo/Subhankar Banerjee)

Lawsuit challenges Alaska petroleum reserve access

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An Army Corps of Engineers permit granting ConocoPhillips access to leases within the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska has been challenged in federal court by seven residents of Nuiqsut, the only village within the reserve.
Categories: Crude oil