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Japan nuke-plant water tanks flawed, workers say

Officials and experts and two other workers interviewed by the AP say the quality of the tanks and their foundations suffered because of haste — haste that was unavoidable because there is so much contaminated water leaking from the wrecked reactors and mixed with ground water inflow.  More »

Crude traders sticking with Brent amid manipulation claims

Four energy traders claim in a lawsuit that some of the world’s biggest oil companies conspired with Morgan Stanley and energy traders such as Vitol Group to fix spot prices for Brent for more than a decade.  More »

Berber militia takes western Libya oil facility

The complex is a joint venture between Libya’s National Oil Corp. and Italian oil firm Eni SpA.  More »

BHP Billiton’s former oil chief Yeager expects more U.S. M&A

Yeager, who led BHP’s $20 billion move into the U.S. shale gas industry before leaving the Melbourne-based company earlier this year, is focusing on oil in his new role at Maverick, an explorer developing fields south of Houston.  More »

The artsy side of energy (photos)

Refineries and drilling rigs clean up real nice in energy company photos.  More »

Tesoro’s profit falls in third quarter

Weak margins led to a decline in profit for refinery Tesoro Corp. in the quarter ended Sept. 30.  More »

Shale energy moves toward balance of industry, community concerns

As shale drilling matures, an emerging middle ground is balancing industry needs and community concerns.  More »

Devon Energy posts third-quarter profit on higher production

Devon has narrowed its focus to onshore North America after selling assets in the Gulf of Mexico and Brazil in recent years.  More »

California needs changes to meet 2050 emissions goals

Without policy changes and/or new technology, California will badly miss its target of slashing emissions 80 percent by 2050, according to a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  More »

Panama Canal’s LNG surprise will redefine trade in fuel

When the newly widened Panama Canal opens in 2015, it will handle an estimated 12 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually, a cargo planners didn’t even envision when starting the $5.25 billion expansion in 2007.  More »

EU nations urged to overhaul energy markets state support

The European Union presented a set of recommendations for governments to improve their state-aid mechanisms in energy markets, including support programs for renewable energy  More »

Pioneer jumps after reporting record Permian exploration results

Pioneer Natural Resources Co., the energy explorer whose shares have doubled in value this year, rose as much as 5.8 percent after reporting record exploratory results in the Permian Basin.  More »