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(Photo: Woodside Petroleum)

Woodside shelves $47 billion Australian LNG plant

Woodside Petroleum’s chief executive said he is confident that a major gas field off the northwest Australian coast will be exploited despite the energy company on Friday shelving plans for a 45 billion Australian dollar ($47 billion) plant to process the gas for export.
Categories: LNG, Natural gas
A oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra on Alaska's North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Alaska House committee advances oil tax proposal

With days left in the legislative session, the House Finance Committee advanced its version of the oil tax overhaul late Thursday, amid concerns from some members that there were too many unknowns.
Categories: Crude oil, Pipelines
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Chevron drops Colorado firm from fraud lawsuit

Chevron Corp. has agreed to drop a Colorado consulting firm and two of the firm’s employees from a fraud and racketeering lawsuit.
Categories: Legal issues
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Oil, gas drilling debate continues in Colorado

The oil and gas regulation push by Colorado’s Democratic Legislature pressed ahead Thursday, with Democrats seeing mixed results in efforts to put new limits on the state’s most powerful industry.”
Categories: Oil field services
Federal on-scene coordinator Nick Brescia use a projection of a map as he talks to reporters on Thursday about efforts to clean up after last month's oil spill in Mayflower, Ark. Some people whose homes were evacuated when an oil pipeline ruptured in central Arkansas could go home as early as Thursday, officials said.  (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss)

Arkansas water supplier seeks plan for moving pipeline

The move comes nearly two weeks after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Ex-BP engineer responds to feds’ ‘farcical’ claims

A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company’s response to its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico claims federal prosecutors have tacked on “farcical” allegations that he also deleted dozens of voicemails to stymie a grand jury probe of the disaster.
Charles "Chuck" Davidson, CEO of Noble Energy. (Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle)

Noble Energy CEO says Israel’s taxes may deter investors

The CEO of Noble Energy criticized Israel’s decision in 2011 to nearly double tax rates on gas profits.
Categories: Middle East, Natural gas
Barack Obama

Obama budget hints sale of largest public utility

The Obama administration’s 2014 budget is calling for a strategic review of the Tennessee Valley Authority, opening the possibility that the largest U.S. public utility could be sold.
(AP file photo/Rick Bowmer)

Mine construction halted on low coal demand

Haystack Coal Co. has suspended construction of a coal mine in southwestern Wyoming, blaming poor demand for coal.
Categories: Coal
Premier Alison Redford speaks to reporters as she arrives for meetings on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Premier says U.S. pipeline rejection would hurt Canada relations

The Keystone XL pipeline has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate over climate change.
Categories: Canada, Keystone XL