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Palazzo wants offshore rig demolitions halted

Congressmen from Mississippi and Alabama want the Department of Interior to stop demolishing inactive offshore oil rigs until more study details the dangers to Gulf of Mexico fish species.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore
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NY town sued for banning ‘frack’ talk at meetings

Two environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday against an upstate New York town, claiming it violated residents’ right to free speech by banning discussion of natural gas drilling at town board meetings.
Headquarters of the state-run energy company China National Offshore Oil Corp. (Cnooc) in Beijing. (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

CNOOC gets US approval for Nexen deal

Canadian energy producer Nexen Inc. says a U.S. government agency has given the final approval required for its acquisition by China’s state-owned CNOOC.
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Groups want broad EPA probe of tainted Texas water

More than 80 environmental groups on Monday demanded a broad investigation into whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency behaved improperly when it abruptly dropped enforcement actions against a gas driller it had accused of contaminating water in Texas.

BP names 4th staff member killed in Algeria siege

BP has named Stephen Green as the fourth member of its staff who was killed during a terrorist assault on an Algerian gas plant last month.
Categories: General
Keystone Drop in

Okla. sheriff arrests 8 at Keystone pipeline site

Eight people were arrested Monday at a construction site for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in central Oklahoma, including one man who locked himself to a crane-like piece of machinery, authorities said.
Categories: Keystone XL
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NC senators file fracking, Atlantic drilling bill

Permits for companies to carry out a form of underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina could begin in March 2015, under a bill offered by Senate Republicans.
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Houston company sued over oil discharged in Gulf

The Justice Department on Monday sued Houston-based ATP Oil & Gas Corp. accusing the bankrupt oil producer of illegally discharging oil from a platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Venezuela devaluation to cost Halliburton $30M

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Halliburton Co., a major provider of the pressure-pumping technique known as hydraulic fracturing, said it will take a charge in the first quarter related to Venezuela devaluing its currency.
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Billionaire fracking brothers top political donors

Two billionaire brothers who made a fortune in the fracking industry were the top donors to successful 2012 legislative candidates in Montana, according to a new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics.