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Citgo said to plan FCC work at Lake Charles refinery in 2014

Citgo Petroleum Corp. plans to perform maintenance on a fluid catalytic cracker at its Lake Charles, Louisiana, refinery in the first quarter of 2014, a person familiar with the schedule said.  More »

OPEC production gains amid Saudi surge

OPEC crude production climbed to a 10-month high in September as Saudi Arabia pumped barrels at the fastest pace in at least 24 years, a Bloomberg survey showed.  More »

Pipeline billionaire ready for next round of deal making

Kelcy Warren, the billionaire running the third-largest U.S. natural gas pipeline company, says the days of deal making are returning.  More »

Oil sands deals dive as state firms scrutinized

Oil-sands deals are getting done at the slowest pace in nine years as the Canadian government’s heightened scrutiny of investments by foreign state-owned companies hinders transactions.  More »

Keystone pipeline project faces Nebraska court showdown

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline faces a court challenge in Nebraska where three property owners contend state legislation gave the governor illegal power to take away their land for the project.  More »

Niigata to allow Tepco to apply for nuclear plant safety checks

Niigata governor Hirohiko Izumida will allow Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) to apply to Japan’s nuclear regulator for safety checks on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa atomic plant, a critical step toward restarting the reactors.  More »

Annual solar installs to beat wind for first time

Solar power capacity installed around the world this year will beat wind for the first time driven by stronger policy support in key markets, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  More »

Iraq threatens to cut revenue to Kurds over pipeline

Iraq threatened to cut oil revenue to the Kurdish north in a deepening standoff over a new export pipeline that companies from DNO International ASA (DNO) to Genel Energy Plc (GENL) plan to use to ship crude from the region.  More »

French court to decide whether fracking ban is constitutional

A French court will decide next month whether a ban on the oil- and natural-gas-drilling technique known as fracking violates the constitution after Schuepbach Energy LLC called the law unfair.  More »

Obama appeals to trout fishermen on power-plant pollution

The Obama administration is trying to build support for a key element of its climate-change plan with appeals to everyone from trout fishermen to fans of Al Roker on the Weather Channel.  More »

Encana investors see dividend cut amid revamp

Encana Corp. (ECA), the natural gas producer selling assets after losing half its value since 2010, is being urged by investors to cut its dividend and focus on profitable projects in the U.S. and Canada.  More »

Shell to suspend French Guiana drilling, partner says

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) will suspend exploration drilling off French Guiana until 2015 after three unsuccessful wells, according to a partner in the project.  More »