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Natural gas prices fall as withdraws stay low

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Natural gas futures traded down Thursday morning as the weekly inventories report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed a weaker-than-expected withdraw for the third consecutive week.8.4 cents to $2.713

Commentary: The far reaching impact of lower oil prices

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Despite an unrelenting focus on the recent rout in oil, there have been a number of other significant swoonings across commodityland™ which have also been rather noteworthy
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President Barack Obama arrives at TransCanada's pipe yard in Cushing, Okla., in 2012. The southern leg of Keystone XL did not require State Department approval. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

House sends Keystone XL bill to Obama

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Keystone’s backers on Capitol Hill do not have enough House and Senate votes to override President Barack Obama’s threatened veto.
Russ Girling, President and CEO of TransCanada Corporation, speaks at a press event at the pipe yard for TransCanadaÕs Houston Lateral Project in Mont Belvieu, Texas, about 30 miles east of Houston on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Houston Lateral Project, which will transport oil to Houston refineries, will become an integrated component of the Keystone Pipeline system. (Bloomberg Photo/Scott Dalton)

TransCanada fights EPA’s Keystone claims

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Regulators trying to judge the carbon footprint of the Canadian crude that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline should compare it to heavy oils from Mexico, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, said the Calgary-based company seeking to build the project.
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Pullback is painful, but oil & gas industry must follow through

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Buckle your seat belts and hang on tightly: the industry was happy to ride all the way to the top of the price curve, and now it must accept – embrace, even – the ride back down.

Oil’s Mixed Signals

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Oil prices stabilized last week amid reports that the US rig count has fallen close to 25 percent from its peak in October 2014. Yet even with some positive news about oil demand trends in December, analysts are assessing the surplus in oil markets for the first quarter of 2015 to be 2.5 million b/d […]
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Steelworkers strike extends to BP plants outside Texas

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The United Steelworkers union is broadening its nationwide walkout to include two more refineries. Early Sunday, the union is planning to go on strike against two BP facilities in the Midwest, union spokeswoman Lynne Hancock confirmed. That will bring the total number of plants on strike to 11, after union members walked out of nine facilities, including […]
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Oil rigs down 83, Baker Hughes says

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Rigs searching for crude are now at their lowest level since November of 2011.
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Columbia Pipeline Partners up in early trading after larger IPO

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Shares of CPPL were up by about 19 percent hours after trading began on Friday.
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Broad coalition takes aim at renewable fuel mandate

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The measure sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., would preserve requirements for advanced cellulosic ethanol made from wood, grasses and other inedible plant material.