Former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Ex-W.Va. coal boss pleads not guilty in mine safety case

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Blankenship entered his plea on Tuesday at an arraignment hearing in U.S. District Court in Beckley.
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Northeast gas pipeline progresses, to some landowner dismay

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Of 651 landowners in New York and Pennsylvania affected by the $700 million pipeline project, 125 refused to sign right of way agreements.
Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy speaks during an interview, Cheniere is among Houston's top workplaces, according to a Chronicle survey Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Houston.
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Cheniere settles investor suits over nearly $2 billion in pay

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Cheniere CEO Charif Souki’s take home in 2011 climbed to $142 million, the highest amount for any U.S. public-company chief executive
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Industry swiftly challenges feds’ new fracturing rule

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The lawsuit brought by the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance challenges the new mandates as “a reaction to unsubstantiated concerns.”
Jiang Jiemin, chairman of PetroChina, left, is mobbed by journalists after attending an IPO ceremony for PetroChina at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in Shanghai. (AP Photo)

China indicts former oil boss on corruption charges

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Jiang Jiemin was charged with abusing his position at China National Petroleum Corp. and taking bribes, which led to large losses of public money, the national prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
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Federal judge dismisses lawsuit targeting Exxon over Arkansas oil spill

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It’s unknown whether the plaintiffs plan to appeal.
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Quicksilver Resources seeks bankruptcy

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Quicksilver, which had around 340 employees in February 2014, has asked the federal bankruptcy court for approval to continue its business as normal and to keep paying employee wages and salaries and providing benefits.
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Chemical Safety Board prevails in Deepwater Horizon case

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In a dispute over Deepwater Horizon documents, the International Association of Drilling Contractors has warned that a court ruling in favor of the Chemical Safety Board would upset decades of precedent governing the offshore oil sector.
Duke Energy employees work on power lines in Charlotte, N.C.  AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Duke Energy to settle lawsuit over CEO ouster

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Bill Johnson’s ouster was “the most blatant example of corporate deceit that I have witnessed during a long career on Wall Street,” John Mullin III, the former lead director of Progress Energy, said at the time.
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Protesters target Apache over Argentine drilling

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Apache called the claims “without merit.”