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Natural gas draws larger than expected

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The larger withdraw could lend at least some good news to a natural gas market struggling with a winter season opened with warm temperatures and huge natural gas production.
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Crude prices rise but bear market may not be over

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WTI for February delivery rose $2.59 to settle at $48.48 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
A Marathon Oil drilling rig works in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota. (Houston Chronicle)

Diamondback Energy to delay drilling, push for cuts to service costs in 2015

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Diamondback said that it expects the cost of a horizontal well with a 7,500-foot lateral segment to fall to between $6.2 million and $6.7 million.
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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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Consumer Impacts: Texas Legislature Back in Town

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What can energy consumers expect this year as the Texas Legislature convenes for its 84th regular session? Will lawmakers pass laws to lower bills or will they take actions that have the opposite effect? The session begins January 13th. Here are a four issues that lawmakers may consider that could impact what Texans pay for their […]
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In this Jan. 8, 2015 photo, an environmentalist concerned about global warming wears a statement t-shirt at a public hearing in Eatontown, N.J. on a proposed offshore terminal for imports of liquefied natural gas. Liberty Natural Gas wants to build the facility off the coasts of New York and New Jersey. Business and labor groups support the plan, but environmentalists oppose it, saying it is really a plan to facilitate exports of natural gas obtained by hydraulic fracturing, a technique they oppose. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Idea for gas terminal off East Coast rankles fracking foes

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Liberty Natural Gas wants to build a deep-water port in federal waters 19 miles off Jones Beach, New York, and 29 miles off Long Branch, New Jersey. Its stated purpose is to bring additional natural gas into the New York area during times of peak demand, thereby lowering home-heating prices.
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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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Natural gas inventories fall as winter weather returns

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Natural gas inventories fell more than expected for the week ending Jan. 2, as more normal winter weather returned to the U.S.
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Crude rebounds amid strong U.S. refinery demand

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WTI for February delivery increased 72 cents to settle at $48.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Antero Resources to lay off more than 250 contract brokers

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An Antero representative says prices for natural gas liquids have been affected by a drop in crude oil prices.