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Aexey Miller, CEO of Russian gas supplier Gazprom leaves a news conference of European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger in Berlin, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Trilateral gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine about gas supply from Russia for Europe during the upcoming winter take place in the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

EU proposes deal to ensure Ukraine gas supplies

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The proposed deal, which would expire next spring, is aimed at averting a supply crisis in Ukraine and the EU over the winter but wouldn’t resolve a deeper dispute over what price Kiev should pay for past and future deliveries.
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Prices at the pump head below $3 in much of U.S.

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While gas prices usually dip this time of year, they’re dropping even faster now due to plummeting global oil prices.
Several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil in flames after derailing in downtown Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Lynchburg, LuAnn Hunt)

Oil industry group offers crude-train testing standards

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The oil industry’s lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.
(AP Photo/Luis Cruz Hernandez)

Wyoming wind farm plan hinges on huge Utah caverns

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The caverns in central Utah would serve as a kind of massive battery on a scale never before seen, helping to overcome the fact that – even in Wyoming – wind doesn’t blow all the time.
In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a soldier patrols from the top of a moving vehicle as residents walk in the street in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Mexico has sent its soldiers, marines and federal police to bring Tamaulipas state under control, as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Mexican cartels steal billions from oil industry

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Figures released by PeMex last week show the gangs are becoming more prolific and sophisticated; this year, illegal taps are up more than one-third from the same time in 2013.
(Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

In Exxon suit, judge leaves opening for Indonesian villagers

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Last year, a Supreme Court decision over foreign human rights abuse victims seeking damages in American courts left a small window open for some hoping for restitution.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BP won’t get restitution for spill settlement payments, U.S. Judge Barbier says

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The judge said Wednesday that hundreds of millions in settlement payments over the spill will not go back to BP, despite the court’s recalculation of how much some businesses should receive.
Workers stand behind the top of a pump for the hydraulic fracturing process in the Marcellus Shale layer to release natural gas at a site in Claysville, Pa. . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

GE to give Penn State $10 million for gas drilling center

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The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is the most productive natural gas field in the country and has led to an energy boom in the state.
Categories: Natural gas, Shale
Ex-billionaire Eike Batista (Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg)

Brazilian oil tycoon Batista charged with market manipulation

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Eike Batista stepped down as chairman of MPX Energia, part of his conglomerate EBX group, in 2013 after its IPO was called off.
(AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

Producers fighting North Dakota rules on rail safety

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Oil producers in the state say the crude oil being loaded on to rail cars is safe, but environmental groups are pushing the North Dakota Industrial Commission to act.