Crude to lead global fuel demand for decades to come

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Sixty years to the day after Buddy Holly’s first official recording session took place, and “Blue Days, Black Nights” have become a common occurrence for the crude complex of late. Prices are bucking that trend for now, however, and we are seeing a morning in the green. Last night was certainly dark times for the […]
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Exxon Mobil Corp. signage is displayed at a gas station in Richmond, Kentucky, U.S., on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Exxon Mobil Corp. is scheduled to release earnings data on April 30. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil sees energy demand up a quarter by 2040

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Exxon Mobil Corp. believes the world’s energy demand will grow 25 percent by 2040 and that a third of its fuel will come from oil, even as natural gas outpaces coal to become the world’s No. 2 resource.
The silhouettes of emissions are seen rising from stacks of the Duke Energy Corp. Gibson Station power plant at dusk in Owensville, Indiana, U.S., on Thursday, July 23, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

Obama’s Clean Power Plan can proceed pending review, appeals court rules

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The plan has been challenged by more than two dozen mostly Republican-led states and allied business and industry groups tied to fossil fuels.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014. Cheney, who was a sponsor of the brutal interrogation tactics used on detainees suspected of being linked to al-Qaida, on Sunday escalated his counterattack on the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, which found that the CIA's now-defunct program violated American values and produced little useful intelligence. (Doug Mills/ The New York Times)

Cheney chides Obama on fossil fuel stance, lifting Iran sanctions

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Cheney said the U.S. should get more involved with energy diplomacy to weaken its enemies
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Obama administration halts new coal leases on federal land

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Friday that companies can continue to mine coal reserves already under lease.
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Obama administration will announce halt on new coal leases

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An administration official says companies will continue to be able to mine the coal reserves already under lease.
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A worker walks beneath a giant excavator during brown coal mining operations at the Bilina open pit lignite mine, operated by Severoceske Doly AS, a unit of CEZ AS, in Bilina, Czech Republic, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Environmental limits for mining at Bilina lignite pit operated by CEZ will be relaxed, providing access to further estimated 100m tons of coal, CTK reported Oct. 19, citing decision taken by government. Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Mining industry deaths at all-time low in 2015

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Nevada recorded the most fatalities with four, followed by three deaths in Pennsylvania.
API President Jack Gerard  (Bloomberg)

Top oil lobbyist touts U.S. energy production, emissions reductions

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The head of the oil industry’s top lobbying group says the U.S. is an emerging global energy powerhouse, and can can grow even stronger if the federal government imposes fewer regulations.
Dump trucks loaded with oil sands drive through the Suncor Energy Inc. mine in this aerial photograph taken near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (Ben Nelms/Bloomberg

Union: nearly 600 layoffs in works at Murray Energy mines

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The United Mine Workers of America said Thursday that 532 of the planned layoffs would occur at five Murray mines in northern West Virginia. About 82 to 125 miners would lose jobs at each mine.
A worker displays a lump of brown coal in this arranged photograph at the Bilina open pit lignite mine, operated by Severoceske Doly AS, a unit of CEZ AS, in Bilina, Czech Republic, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Environmental limits for mining at Bilina lignite pit operated by CEZ will be relaxed, providing access to further estimated 100m tons of coal, CTK reported Oct. 19, citing decision taken by government. Photographer: Martin Divisek/Bloomberg

Dozens laid off at Montana mine as coal industry slumps

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“We will not sell coal for a loss and crash our company like so many others have,” a company executive said.