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Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

Dream of US oil independence slams against shale costs

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The path toward U.S. energy independence, made possible by a boom in shale oil, will be much harder than it seems.
Rail tanker cars in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Rail projects boosting oil flow to California refineries

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California, the third-biggest refining state in the U.S., is about to see a flood of oil by rail from places such as Canada and North Dakota as suppliers seek to tap a market isolated from the rest of the country.
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Plug Power climbs on Wal-Mart fuel-cell forklift order

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Plug Power Inc., the supplier of fuel cells for electric forklifts that’s doubled in market value this year, surged the most in two weeks after announcing an order from Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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BP loses ruling on payments to seafood workers

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At issue are alleged improprieties by a lawyer involved in the spill accord,
Categories: Gulf oil spill
An employee of SunPower Corp. checks assembled solar panels at the SunPower Corp. module manufacturing plant at Flextronics in Milpitas, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Solar set for record global expansion in 2014, led by China

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Solar developers around the world will install record capacity this year as a thriving Chinese market drives growth.
Williams Tower in Houston's Galleria area is named after the pipeline giant. (Photo: Hines)

Williams Cos. to give board seat to Icahn protege

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Williams underperformed its peers last year.
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EOG Resources reports oil production boost

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CEO William R. Thomas, who took over in December, plans to boost crude output by 27 percent in 2014.
Categories: Production
A pedestrian walks on a bridge in front of wind turbines at the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city in Tianjin. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

China narrows gap to US in renewable-energy ranking

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China closed in on the U.S. at the top of a renewable-energy ranking by consultants EY after installing record solar-power capacity last year.
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Mississippi spill highlights risk of US oil boom

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A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River highlights the transportation risks of the U.S. energy boom just as regulators respond to several rail accidents involving crude.
Rich Kinder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in control room at office at Company's offices. (Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios, Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan shares fall amid cash flow questions

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder purchased 199,165 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. Monday.
Categories: General