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Noble Energy will shutter Rosetta Resources' headquarters and lay off at least 65 of its employees as it prepares to buy the company for $2.1 billion.

Noble Energy agrees to settle Colorado air pollution case

Regulators found the Houston-based company’s oil storage tanks were emitting thousands of tons of volatile organic chemicals a year because of undersized vapor control systems.
A member of Exxon Mobil's cleanup crew is reflected in water and oil in a drainage ditch along State Highway 365 in Mayflower, Ark., Monday, April 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Log Cabin Democrat, Courtney Spradlin)

Exxon Mobil firms to pay nearly $5M for Arkansas oil spill

Assistant Attorney General John Cruden said the company did not admit liability as part of the agreement.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists at Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking.
(Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Colorado sheriff’s office recovers $300,000 worth of drill bits

The Denver Post reports that the Weld County Sherriff’s Office recovered six of seven drill bits reported stolen last week and three more bits that had not been reported missing.
Petrobras, which operates this deep-water platform, is at the center of a corruption probe. Photographer: Rich Press.

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — Five years after the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, requires engineering feats far beyond […]
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)

More gas found in Algeria region hit by 2013 hostage-taking

An al-Qaida splinter attacked the nearby Ain Amenas gas plant in January 2013, resulting in the death of 40 plant workers, mostly foreigners.
This July 6, 2013 file photo shows smoke rising from railway cars carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just across the border in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.
A Houthi Shiite fighter stand guard as people search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Al-Qaida captures oil terminal, airport in south Yemen

Officials said al-Qaida fighters clashed Thursday with members of one of Yemen’s largest infantry brigades outside Mukalla, a city the militants overran earlier this month.
In this March 31, 2015 photo, a supply vessel crosses an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The New Orleans-based company has downplayed the leak's environmental impact, likening it to scores of minor spills and natural seeps that the Gulf routinely absorbs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP: Offshore wells buried during Hurricane Ivan have been leaking oil into the Gulf since 2004

An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than what the company behind the leak has publicly reported.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama’s climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the EPA’s far-reaching proposal to cut Earth-warming pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.