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Marius Kloppers, chief executive officer of BHP Billiton (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg News)

BHP Billiton CEO to retire in May

BHP Billiton announced that Marius Klopper will retire as chief executive and director, after six years at the helm. Klopper will be replaced by the company’s chief executive of its non-ferrous metals division, Andrew Mackenzie.
A drilling rig in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

$1 million grant for Pa. gas drilling health study

A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale.
Oil workers on an Eagle Ford Shale rig near Tilden, Texas. (John Davenport, San Antonio Express-News)

Students to get natural gas technician training

A southern Kentucky city that runs its own natural gas pipeline has been approved to offer a pilot program in vocational training in the natural gas technology.
The Trans-Alaska pipeline (Photo: BP)

Smaller companies testify on Parnell’s tax plan

Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.
Categories: Politics/Policy
The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix, File)

Attacked Algerian gas plant to resume partial work

The head of Algeria’s state-owned energy company, Sonatrach, says the gas complex that came under terrorist attack last month will partially resume work in the next week.
An oil clean-up vessels processes leaked oil on the sea surface around the C platform of the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in Bohai Bay, China on July 11, 2011. (Photo: Associated Press)

China says ConocoPhillips can resume production

The Chinese subsidiary of ConocoPhillips can resume operations at an oil field off the coast of northeastern China that was closed in 2011 after two oil spills, a regulator said.
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Vote slated Tuesday on Pa. airport drilling deal

A deal that could be worth $500 million for rights to drill for natural gas and oil at Pittsburgh International Airport in western Pennsylvania could get final approval this week
Protestors at the National Mall call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Nebraska utility says power project for Keystone XL will be delayed

Nebraska Public Power District officials said they won’t be able to build the transmission lines by the deadline TransCanada set for the end of 2014.
An oil clean-up vessels processes leaked oil on the sea surface around the C platform of the Penglai 19-3 oilfield in Bohai Bay, China on July 11, 2011. (Photo: Associated Press)

ConocoPhillips can restart operations at closed China oilfield

The State Oceanic Administration of China said in a statement that conditions at the Penglai 19-3 oilfield had returned to normal after a series of rectification measures. It says ConocoPhillips can gradually resume production there.
Categories: General
A oil transit pipeline runs across the tundra on Alaska's North Slope. (AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

Companies release new details on Alaska pipeline

The North Slope’s three major players — Exxon Mobil, BP and ConocoPhillips — and TransCanada said they were looking at a 42-inch diameter pipeline that would carry up to 3½ billion cubic feet of gas a day and would have five off-takes along the route.