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Pipeline breach located beneath Yellowstone River

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Up to 50,000 gallons of crude were released in the spill.
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What to watch for in the State of the Union

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As President Barack Obama delivers his penultimate State of the Union address Tuesday night, will he be the president who took aim at the oil industry’s tax breaks in 2009 or the one who celebrated natural gas just three years later?
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Kansas official links earthquakes to disposal of waste water

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The state recorded more than 120 earthquakes last year, up from zero in 2012.
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Pipeline breach spills oil into Yellowstone River

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Bridger Pipeline Co. said in the statement that it shut down the 12-inch-wide pipeline shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday.
A network using low-cost commercial sensors, developed at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is  among the devices being evaluated for use in detecting emission of the greenhouse gas methane from natural gas wells, pipelines and processing systems. (Environmental Defense Fund photo, Aug. 21, 2014.)

Methane regs could boost oilfield equipment makers

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Some 76 companies with more than 500 locations spread across 46 states sell services and equipment that could be tapped by oil and gas companies seeking to comply with the planned regulations.
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U.S. aims to cut methane emissions by nearly half

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A preliminary plan — expected to be unveiled this week — aims to cut emissions 40-45 percent by 2025.
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Louisiana. Gov. Bobby Jindal and oil industry leaders condemned the suit as an attack on a vital industry. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Jindal appeals ‘Big Oil’ suit to high court

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A fight over whether oil companies may be sued over damage to Louisiana’s coastal marshes has been appealed to the state’s high court.
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NY fracking ban seen as having little impact on supply

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Scientists say New York’s available reserves of natural gas in the sprawling Marcellus Shale are minuscule compared to what can be extracted in other states such as Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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Obama administration sued over Gulf of Mexico fracking info

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The lawsuit says the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has refused to comply with the group’s federal public records request.
A worker walks near an oil derrick in North Dakota,  one of several states where production has surged, prompting a lawsuit over disclosure of toxic chemical emissions tied to oil and gas operations. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Suit seeks EPA decision on oil field chemical disclosure

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Nine environmental groups sued to force the EPA to make a decision on a petition asking the agency to require oil and gas producers to disclose toxic chemical emissions.