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BNSF moving more crude oil across eastern Nebraska

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BNSF said it is moving about a dozen oil trains through eastern Nebraska each week. That’s up from three trains a week last summer.
Categories: Crude oil, General, Rail
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2014 file photo, then Alaksa gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker answers a question during a debate in Anchorage, Alaska. Walker, now Governor, has said Alaska this year stands to pay out about $100 million more in oil and gas credits than the production tax brings in. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices plunge

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Alaska heavily relies on oil revenue to fund the cost of state government, but the fall in prices has contributed to an estimated 80 percent decline in the state’s share of production taxes from last year.
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State Dept. gives agencies 2 weeks to comment on Keystone

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Federal agencies have been given a Feb. 2 to provide advice on whether to move forward with the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) speaks with Mexican Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray  in Washington this month. Videgaray said Thursday it is likely oil bidding will be delayed for so-called unconventional exploration projects. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico considers delaying some oil exploration bidding

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Global oil prices have plummeted, including Mexican crude.
Categories: Latin America
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BP cuts 200 North Sea staff, 100 contractors

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Union officials fear other oil-related jobs will be cut by other firms soon as prices continue to soften.
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Former Petrobras executive held in Brazil corruption probe

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Nestor Cervero is the third former Petrobras executive to be detained as part of a probe into allegations of kickbacks, inflated contracts and bribery.
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U.S. aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

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A preliminary plan — expected to be unveiled this week — aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025.
Categories: Environment, Natural gas
Ol sands - a mixture of clay, sand and bitumen -- are removed from a Suncor mine in Alberta, Canada. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Alberta likely to face recession because of low oil prices

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Alberta has the world’s third-largest oil reserves after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, and Canadian oil is the single largest source of U.S. oil imports
Categories: Canada
A section of the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company 800 mile Trans Alaska Pipeline crosses a mountain ridge near Delta Junction, Alaska, Wednesday, August 17, 2005.  (Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

Despite declining oil prices, $45 billion Alaska LNG export project moves forward

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The project aims to extract North Slope natural gas and move it through an 800-mile pipeline for loading onto tankers bound for Asia.
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In this Jan. 8, 2015 photo, an environmentalist concerned about global warming wears a statement t-shirt at a public hearing in Eatontown, N.J. on a proposed offshore terminal for imports of liquefied natural gas. Liberty Natural Gas wants to build the facility off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Business and labor groups support the plan, but environmentalists oppose it, saying it is really a plan to facilitate exports of natural gas obtained by hydraulic fracturing, a technique they oppose. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Idea for gas terminal off East Coast rankles fracking foes

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Liberty Natural Gas wants to build a deep-water port in federal waters 19 miles off Jones Beach, New York, and 29 miles off Long Branch, New Jersey. Its stated purpose is to bring additional natural gas into the New York area during times of peak demand, thereby lowering home-heating prices.