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People wave Russian flags as they look at Russian President Vladimir Putin delivering a speech on a screen on March 18, 2014, in Sevastopol.  (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Putin cut off Ukraine’s gas supply?

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On Monday, Ukraine missed a deadline to make a payment on its debt of about $2 billion to Russian natural gas giant Gazprom. Otilia Dhand, vice president at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin cutting gas supplies to Ukraine
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

A landscape of fire rises over North Dakota’s gas fields

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Twice as much natural gas is wasted through flaring than in 2012 amid an energy boom that’s propelled North Dakota’s torrid economic growth.
(martinluff/Flickr)

Oklahoma swamped by surge in earthquakes near fracking

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There have been more earthquakes strong enough to be felt in Oklahoma this year than in all of 2013, overwhelming state officials who are trying to determine if the temblors are linked to oil and natural gas production.
(Buster Dean/Houston Chronicle)

‘Age of gas’ becomes a sideshow for US producers prizing oil

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The “golden age of gas” that the International Energy Agency foresees as a result of the U.S. energy boom is hardly the future being embraced by industry executives.
(Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Hedge funds buy crude as US gasoline pump prices jump

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U.S. refineries are processing the most oil since January as plants come out of seasonal maintenance, squeezing crude stockpiles for the first time in 11 weeks.
(StockMonkeys.com)

Africa’s biggest investor touts new energy plan, including shale

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The Public Investment Corp. plans to lead investment in energy projects in Africa by buying into South African shale gas projects and helping to fund what could be the world’s biggest power generation complex in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Categories: Africa, Shale
Wind turbine blades wait to be shipped out by rail at the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Shale gas boom leaves wind companies seeking more subsidy

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Wind power in the U.S. is on a respirator. The $14 billion industry is reeling from a double blow — cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and the death last year of federal subsidies that made wind the most competitive of all renewable energy sources in the U.S.
A ship sits docked along the Houston Ship Channel in Houston on Jan. 30, 2014. (Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

US oil exports boil down to industry profit

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When Big Oil began preparing last year to challenge the decades-old rules against exporting U.S. crude, the debate seemed fanciful.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
A tram with an ad from Russian gas giant Gazprom adorns a  train. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

As Russia stumbles, Gazprom comes up $910B short

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In 2007, Gazprom aspired to be the world’s largest company, with an executive predicting its market value would quadruple to $1 trillion in as little as seven years. He was off by $910 billion.
Russia's national gas company Gazprom, touted in this sign on a building in Moscow, has given Ukraine another week to pay a multibillion-dollar gas bill as price negotiations continue.(Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Gazprom stops courting US investors after Crimea crisis

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The shift shows how the worst crisis in Russian relations with the U.S. and Europe since the Cold War is feeding into financial and economic relationships.