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Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

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Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.
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Crude oil falls deeper into bear territory

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West Texas oil for November delivery dropped $3.90 to $81.84 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement since June 28, 2012.
Israeli soldiers kneel during a drill near the Israel and Gaza border, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Israel sees gas as key to transforming Mideast relations

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After this summer’s war in Gaza battered Israel’s international reputation, the country’s leaders say they have a new foreign policy tool to build relations with its neighbors: natural gas.
The head office of Statoil in Stavanger, Norway.  (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix, File)

Statoil announces Tanzania gas discovery

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The Norwegian energy company has had a presence in Tanzania since 2007.
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N.D. governor: State responding to natural gas flaring problem

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About one-third of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is burned off due to a lack of infrastructure
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Brent crude at a nearly 4-year low

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West Texas intermediate crude dropped 8 cents to $85.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Oil prices rise but are still in bear territory

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Oil for November delivery rose 43 cents, or 0.5 percent, to $86.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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Report: Texas oil juggernaut threatened by feds, environmentalists

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Texas’ oil and gas juggernaut could be threatened by federal regulators and environmental groups proposing policies that could stifle production, a new trade group report finds.
Gov. Rick Perry, shown in June, said Wednesday that  “If energy is going to be used as a weapon, America needs to have the largest arsenal." (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

Perry seeks unlimited natural gas and oil exports

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“The first order of business to restore balance in Europe is for America to build an energy shield to protect our strategic allies,” the Texas governor said.
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Rising crude supplies send oil futures down

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Oil for November delivery decreased $1.47, or 1.7 percent, to $87.38 a barrel.