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3 critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

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The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the workers were wearing special fire resistant clothing, but details on what might have caused the fire aren’t yet available.
Categories: Refining
Signs opposing the hydraulic fracturing process of drilling for gas, or "fracking"  are posted in Evans City, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Tribal leader opposes proposed fracking rule

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A former president of the National Congress of American Indians says his tribe opposes proposed federal rules to require companies drilling for oil and gas on public and Indian lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
Royalties from oil production on state lands is pushing Texas' Permanent University Fund toward a record $1 billion in annual revenue. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Big supplies help push crude prices down again

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Oil fell for a sixth day after crude stockpiles increased in the U.S., the world’s largest consumer of the commodity.
Categories: Crude oil
Heather Peters, who says her 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid never achieved the gas mileage Honda claimed in its advertising, and also did a computer upgrade that further diminished the mileage, arrives at Small Claims Court in Torrrance, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Peters had opted out of a class action settlement agreed to by Honda because it does not provide enough remuneration. On Feb. 1, 2012, it was announced that Peters had won her unusual lawsuit against the auto giant over the vehicle's failure to deliver the promised mileage. A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner has awarded Peters $9,867, just under the Small Claims Court limit of $10,000. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Honda wins appeal of small-claims hybrid judgment

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A judge overturned a nearly $10,000 small-claims judgment against American Honda Motor Co. that was won by a car owner who said the automaker misrepresented the gas mileage of her hybrid Civic, according to a ruling released Wednesday.
Categories: Legal issues
Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop held at KP Kauffman Co., an oil and gas production and drilling company in Fort Lupton, Colo.,Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Romney says Obama has failed on energy policy

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Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama claiming credit for increased American energy production is akin to Romney saying he was responsible for the Red Sox winning the World Series when he was Massachusetts governor.
Categories: Politics/Policy
An oil worker walks pass the manifold (right) and frac pumps (left) at a Chesapeake Energy hydraulic fracturing operation near Carrizo Springs, Texas on Thursday May 5, 2011. (Photo: John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Chesapeake Energy sued over corporate jet policy

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Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. is being sued by a shareholder over the company’s corporate jet policy.
Categories: Legal issues

Occidental unit to buy ex-naval station in Texas

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A unit of oil producer Occidental Petroleum Corp. has reached an $82 million deal to buy the South Texas site of former Naval Station Ingleside.
Categories: Deals
A woman fills up her SUV at a California gas station. (Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gas price likely won’t set record this summer

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Gasoline prices likely won’t set any records this summer, thanks to a recent drop in the price of oil.
Categories: General
Tugboats pull the crippled tanker Exxon Valdez towards Naked Island in Prince William Sound, Alaska, seen in this April 5, 1989, file photo after the ship was pulled from Bligh Reef. Best Oasis', an Indian company that dismantles old ships, official Gaurav Mehta says his company recently bought the Exxon Valdez, but he declined to say from whom or at what price. He said Friday March 23, 2012 that the vessel is most likely headed for the scrap yard. (AP Photo/Rob Stapleton, File)

India’s top court refuses entry to Exxon Valdez

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India’s Supreme Court has banned the Exxon Valdez from entering India, saying the ship involved in one of the worst U.S. oil spills will not be allowed in for dismantling until it has been decontaminated.
Categories: Accidents, Crude oil
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U.K. to pursue electricity-market law to boost low-carbon plants

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The U.K. plans to overhaul its electricity market as the government seeks to prevent spikes in natural-gas prices and spur investment in lower-emitting technologies.
Categories: Electricity