The LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas, is towed into port. (Lex Van Lieshout, Getty Images)

Northwest Ore. LNG plant gets new life in exports

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A proposed natural gas terminal on Oregon’s north coast originally designed for imports has been recast as an export facility.
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EPA gives industry breathing room on anti-pollution rule

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Giving into energy industry demands, the federal government is set to announce today that it will give companies extra time to install new equipment to capture pollution from natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations nationwide.
A Devon Energy flex-drilling rig in the Barnett Shale (Kevin Fujii/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Drillers say costs manageable from pending gas emissions rule

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An Obama administration plan to cut air pollution from natural-gas wells that was delayed after a flurry of last-minute comments won’t slow the gas boom sweeping the U.S., some drillers and industry analysts said.
This file picture from May 2005 shows the oil major Shell's oil and gas terminal on Bonny Island in southern Nigeria's Niger Delta. (Photo:Getty Images)

Shell looks at $4B in possible projects in Nigeria

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Officials with Royal Dutch Shell PLC say they are looking at possible onshore investments in Nigeria that could be worth about $4 billion.
An unidentified worker steps through the maze of hoses being used at a remote fracking site being run by Halliburton for natural-gas producer Williams in Rulison, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

WY gov. protests proposed federal fracking rules

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Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is protesting new natural gas drilling regulations being considered by the federal government.

Gas drilling spurs jobs in wildlife, software

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Before work begins on a gas well or pipeline in northern Pennsylvania, Merlin Benner or one of his colleagues walks the land looking for timber rattlesnakes, a protected species.

Mitsubishi, Mitsui back $6 billion Sempra gas terminal

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Mitsubishi (8306) Corp. and Mitsui & Co. agreed to help Sempra Energy (SRE) develop a $6 billion natural-gas export facility in Louisiana, as Japan imported record amounts of the fuel.
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Protestors scale a shale gas rig at Banks, near Southport, England bringing a halt to work at the Cuadrilla Resources site Wednesday  Nov. 2 , 2011.  Cuadrilla Resources, which is drilling for gas in northwestern England, said Wednesday that independent experts concluded that the tremors were due to an unusual combination of geology and operations, and were unlikely to happen again. The company said local geology would limit any future seismic events to around magnitude 3 on the Richter scale. The tremor on April 1 measured 2.3 on the Richter scale.  Local campaigners have mounted a "Frack Off" campaign to oppose the drilling technique that cracks open rock layers to free natural gas.  (AP Photo/Peter Byrne/PA)

Report to UK government backs fracking

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Exploratory work to extract gas by hydraulic fracturing in England should be allowed to resume even though the technique has caused earth tremors, a report commissioned by the government said Tuesday.
The liquefied natural gas tanker Inigo Tapias makes its way through Boston Harbor past downtown Boston on Jan. 24, 2004. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Feds approve Cheniere’s plan to export natural gas

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Houston-based Cheniere Energy on Monday cleared the final major hurdle to exporting natural gas when federal regulators approved the firm’s plan to build a plant for liquefying the fossil fuel in southwest Louisiana.
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The liquefied natural gas tanker Inigo Tapias makes its way through Boston Harbor past downtown Boston on Jan. 24, 2004. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Environmentalists challenge natural gas export plans

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Environmentalists just filed a legal challenge to Freeport LNG’s bid to export natural gas from a facility in Texas — the latest attempt to undercut a push by more than a half dozen companies to send the fossil fuel overseas.