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U.S. probes Chesapeake Energy over possible antitrust violations

OKLAHOMA CITY — The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into possible antitrust violations by Chesapeake Energy Corp. The agency has subpoenaed documents related to how the driller pays royalty owners and accounts for oil and gas reserves, the Journal Record reported. Chesapeake d ...

Drilling wastewater caused Texas earthquakes, according to space-based radar

By Seth Borenstein Associated Press Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas. In 2012 and 2013, earthquakes — five of them considered significant — shook East Texas near ...

Exxon to pay $12 million in Yellowstone spill

BILLINGS, Mont. — Exxon Mobil Corp. will pay $12 million for environmental damages caused by a pipeline break that spilled 63,000 gallons of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River and prompted a national debate over lax pipeline safety rules, officials said Wednesday. The payment settles claim ...

Nigeria sues over $12 billion in ‘illegal’ oil exports

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria is suing several leading oil companies for $12.7 billion of crude oil that allegedly was exported illegally to the United States between 2011 and 2014, officials said Tuesday. The Federal High Court in Lagos begins hearings next week in cases filed against Nigerian subsidiar ...

Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send gas prices higher

  DALLAS — Motorists in parts of the country could pay a little more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama. Experts say that any spike in service-station prices will be felt most in the Southeast and should only be temporary. Although the pipeline ...

Faster-than-expected corrosion led to Pa. pipeline blast, says Spectra

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Faster-than-expected corrosion caused a Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline blast that scorched 40 rural acres in April and badly burned a man whose home was destroyed, the Texas energy company that owns the pipeline said. Andy Drake, the vice president of operations and environmenta ...

Judge allows Dakota pipeline to move ahead

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s attempt to halt construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline near their North Dakota reservation was denied Friday by a federal judge. The tribe had challenged the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to ...

Judge grants partial stop on North Dakota pipeline work

A weekend confrontation between protesters and construction workers near Lake Oahe prompted the tribe to ask Sunday for a temporary stop of construction. Four private security guards and two guard dogs received medical treatment, officials said, while a tribal spokesman noted that six people — inclu ...

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