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Anadarko sells minority stake in Gulf project

Anadarko Petroleum is selling a nearly 13 percent stake in the Heidelberg development project in the Gulf of Mexico for $860 million.
Categories: General
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BP executive defends report on Gulf oil spill

The BP executive who led the company’s probe of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion denied Monday that his investigators narrowly focused on rig workers’ actions to spare onshore engineers and managers from blame for the disaster.
Panelists said at an OTC panel Monday that variations on  the oil industry's hydraulic fracturing technology may have medical applications.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Cuomo says he wasn’t about to OK fracking in NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday a discussion over a new study the hydraulic fracturing with his former brother-in-law, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., didn’t derail an imminent approval of the natural gas drilling method that could remain in limbo for another year.
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Senator’s natural gas vehicle bill would have benefited top donor

Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey sponsored failed legislation that would have boosted tax credits and grants for vehicle fleets that converted to alternative fuels, a business investment of his biggest political donor.

Some leaders souring on nuclear power costs

As the cost of building a new nuclear plant soars, there are signs of buyer’s remorse.
Categories: Nuclear

ExxonMobil begins its defense in MTBE case

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

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

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

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

Mexico’s ruling party backs energy reform

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.