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Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique team members, left, evaluate oil coverage as a hand crew worker scraps areas affected by an oil spill at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

More repairs ordered for pipe after California oil spill

Federal regulators said the line owned by Plains All American Pipeline was constructed and operated in the same way as the line that broke May 19 outside Santa Barbara and the agency had found inspections of both pipes had underestimated corrosion inside.

Is SandRidge Energy close to crumbling?

Regulators’ efforts to reduce earthquake risk in the most seismically active area of the state could put the company at risk, because its operations are so narrowly focused in one area.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

North Dakota posts 1.1 million barrels of oil daily in September

The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources says the state’s oil production dropped by about 25,000 barrels a day in September.
(Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)

Obama climate plan puts squeeze on coal state governor

The Obama plan puts a big target on Bullock’s back as he tries to avoid the fate of other Democrats tossed on the slag heap in the nation’s coal belt.
Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn walks through oiled marsh grass in Bay Jimmy near the Louisiana coast on Oct. 14, 2010. (AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

The Plaquemines Parish council voted to dismiss 21 suits it had pending against 68 oil companies, officials and a lawyer said.
FILE — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, July 8, 2015. Cuomo intends to take a lead role in a broad campaign pressing for a crackdown on the improper dealing of firearms, swerving into national politics on an issue that has caused him some political heartburn in New York but has become a defining subject of the 2016 presidential campaign. (John Taggart/The New York Times)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejects proposed gas terminal off coast

The deep-water docking station known as Port Ambrose was to be built 19 miles off Jones Beach on Long Island and 29 miles off Long Brach, New Jersey.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Rhode Island pension system sues BP, Plains All American over oil spills

In May, a corroded pipeline owned by Plains All American released crude near Santa Barbara, California.
(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

North Dakota now has 79 more “income millionaires”

The number of North Dakotans reporting seven-figure incomes has more than doubled since 2010.
A group of men have an early breakfast at Rosita's Restaurant in Carrizo Springs.  The small south Texas town bustles around 4 a.m. with area oil related workers. Dimmit County Regional Hospital has seen a dramatic increase in trauma cases directly associated from the oil and gas industry in the Eagle Ford Shale.  Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (Bob Owen/San Antonio Express News)

North Dakota oil patch town moves closer to banning crew camps in city limits

Some people believe crew camps are unsightly and feed crime problems in the city.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Oil and gas regulator lodged complaint over work for Gov. Brown

State law prohibits elected officials from using state resources for personal purposes.