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Global job losses surpass 200,000, energy recruitment firm reports

More than 200,000 oil and gas workers across the globe have lost their jobs since the crude collapse started last year.
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Battery storage may soon play key role in electric grids

The “batteries charge up for the electric grid” study contends that ever-decreasing manufacturing costs from Tesla Energy and other companies will make lithium-ion batteries more economical in about three to five years, starting in states with financial incentives like California, Hawaii, New York and other Northeastern markets.
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California regulators restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

The rules further strengthen California’s toughest-in-the-nation carbon emissions standards, but oil producers warn the changes could drive up costs for consumers at the gas pump.
The 29-week plunge in the oil rig count takes a break

Producers idle four more rigs

Rigs chasing oil now total 640, down 60 percent from the October 2014 peak.
Petrobras, which operates this deep-water platform, is at the center of a corruption probe. Photographer: Rich Press.

Transocean mentioned in Petrobras probe

A former executive at Brazil’s state-run oil company has testified to receiving what he says were payments made by someone claiming to be a Transocean agent in exchange for a rig- operation contract.
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Four San Antonio energy companies have filed for bankruptcy.

Four San Antonio energy companies join bankruptcy ranks

Three San Antonio-area energy companies filed for Chapter 7 liquidation, and one for Chapter 11 reorganization.
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Eric Dille, director of government relations for EOG Resources., speaks at a meeting about flaring of natural gas in Bismarck, N.D., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota regulators extend, toughen gas flaring mandate

North Dakota regulators have given the oil industry an additional 10 months next year to reduce the flaring of natural gas but also implemented a stiffer long-term benchmark.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California regulators to restore emissions-cutting fuel rule

California regulators are poised to restore a first-in-the-nation climate change program that requires a 10 percent cut in carbon emissions on transportation fuels sold in the state by 2020, despite oil industry objections that it could drive up gasoline prices.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday called lawmakers into special session to kick-start stalled consideration of the Alaska natural gas pipeline project

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, walk from the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, for a private dinner at the Blair House, across the street from the White House. Xi arrived in Washington late Thursday for a State Visit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

China plans to launch national cap-and-trade system

Beijing plans to put a cap-and-trade system in place in 2017 as part of measures aimed to address climate change in cooperation with the U.S. and others.