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Occidental chariman should be ousted, proxy adviser says

Occidental Petroleum Corp. investors should remove Chairman Ray Irani, proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services said, following a board decision to replace Chief Executive Officer Stephen Chazen.  More »

Court revives natural gas price manipulation suits

The energy firms are accused of manipulating prices from 2000 to 2002.  More »

Iraq boosts oil reserves estimate to 150 billion barrels

Iraq has increased its own estimate for its crude reserves by almost 5 percent to 150 billion barrels, Oil Minister Abdul Kareem al-Luaibi said.  More »

Killing Keystone could risk more oil spills by rail

A rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Barack Obama would push more of Canada’s $73 billion oil exports onto trains, which register almost three times more spills than pipelines.  More »

Opinion: Shale gas isn’t a low-emissions fuel — yet

Too much valuable methane from natural gas is leaking into the atmosphere, hurting the bottom line as well as the climate. We know how to stop it. It’s cheap to do, and it can pay for itself.  More »

Company run by Tony Hayward reports ‘significant’ oil find in Kurdistan

Genel Energy Plc (GENL), an oil explorer run by former BP Plc (BP/) Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward, rose to the highest in five months after making a significant oil discovery in Kurdistan.  More »

Deals vaults Houston company into top 10 advising on energy

Simmons & Co., the Houston advisory boutique founded in 1974, has slipped into the spotlight with roles on two of the biggest oil and industrial deals this year.  More »

Gasoline at US pumps drops to lowest for season in three years

Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. dropped to the lowest for this season in three years after crude futures capped the biggest weekly drop in six months.  More »

Transneft may study pipe to vie for Rosneft arctic offshore oil

OAO Transneft is ready to study bringing Russia’s oil pipeline network to the Arctic offshore as OAO Rosneft and Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) search for crude in the ice- bound Kara Sea.  More »

City bonds boosting solar energy projects

Solar-energy installations are set to receive record loans this year through a U.S. municipal finance tool modeled after one that backed $17 billion of sewers and sidewalks in the past decade.  More »

Iran to boost gas exports in efforts to cut oil sales reliance

Iran plans increase its natural gas exports as a way to diminish its reliance on crude sales, a senior Iranian Oil Ministry official said.  More »

Harvard under pressure to divest from fossil fuels

The world’s richest universities are facing a quandary. Students are demanding that over the next five years schools purge their endowments of investments in 200 publicly traded companies with the largest reserves of oil, gas and coal.  More »