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A flag flies otuside the headquarters building of XTO Energy Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. (Matt Nager/Bloomberg)

Exxon Mobil affiliate to pay $2.3 million for pollution

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XTO Energy denies any liability for claims in the complaint. Regulators say XTO polluted waterways with natural gas drilling in West Virginia.
Petrobras CEO Maria Silva Foster (AP Photo/Roosewelt Pinheiro, Agencia Brasil)

Ex Petrobras manager says she spoke with CEO about anomalies

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President Dilma Rousseff on Monday sharply defended the chief executive officer of the Brazil’s state-run oil company despite allegations she was told years ago about some of the irregularities that are ballooning into the nation’s biggest corruption scheme yet.
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

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Williston Mayor Howard Klug says his city needs to “spend some big dollars out there” because it is four years behind on projects.
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim Naimi leaves the hall during the opening day of the 10th Arab energy Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

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Saudi Arabia’s oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize.
Categories: General
On Dec. 17, 2014, New York environmental conservation commissioner Joseph Martens, right, explains the department's findings on hydraulic fracturing during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. At left is acting health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker.  (AP Photo/Tim Roske)

NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches

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While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York’s decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

How oil’s decline could spatter North Dakota

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North Dakota’s petroleum industry could see a big tax cut if crude continues to slide, and if that happens, it means the state will be missing out on billions of dollars.
(Photo courtesy of Shell Oil Co.)

Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

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Bernie G. Wolford Jr., president of Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, appeared in federal court in Anchorage on Friday after reaching an agreement with prosecutors earlier this month.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

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The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. on the deck of a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate, a community about 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Cheniere lands 20-year natural gas deal in Portugal

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The natural gas boom in the U.S. has led to a rush by major producers to put into place the infrastructure to ship overseas.
Oil field workers drill into the Gypsum Hills near Medicine Lodge, Kan., in 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Oil-price drop rattles smaller operators in Kansas

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Plunging crude prices are hitting oil producers especially hard in places like Kansas, where the industry is dominated by smaller, independent operators who depend more heavily on the cash flow from producing wells to pay for drilling new ones.
Categories: Exploration