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Exxon cuts share buybacks as fourth-quarter profit slides

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Exxon said it wouldn’t pull too far off the throttle given lower priced oil and gas, and executives said the company was willing to take on debt in order to hold up its dividend and to make the most of any opportunities the company saw amid collapsing crude prices.
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Enterprise Products profit slips slightly

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Enterprise Products Partners L.P. said fourth-quarter net income fell slightly in 2014 compared to the same period last year.
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan charts course for growth, despite headwinds

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Energy giant Kinder Morgan said it would reach its goals by expanding its myriad businesses and continuing to bet on natural gas, which it expects to continue to drive demand for pipelines and other transportation services.
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House votes to speed up LNG exports

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The House-passed bill would give the Energy Department a 30-day deadline to decide whether to grant licenses to broadly export liquefied natural gas, even as the Senate rejected a more aggressive proposal.
In this image Dec. 11, 2012 file photo, provided by the West Virginia State Police, shows a fireball erupting across Interstate 77 from a gas line explosion in Sissonville, W.Va. (AP Photo/West Virginia State Police)

Enterprise Products seeks cause of West Virginia pipeline explosion

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Monday’s explosion sent flames shooting several hundred feet into the air.
Workers go for lunch at the construction site of the Oryx Gas-to-Liquids plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City north of Doha, in Qatar, Feb. 16, 2005. The plant, which is the largest in the world, and is expected to begin operation in 2006, is a joint venture between South Africa's Sasol and state-owned Qatar Petroleum that will convert natural gas into clean-burning diesel fuel, as well as smaller amounts of other liquids. (AP Photo/Str).

Sasol delays decision on $14 billion U.S. plant on oil drop

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The facility was to be located next to an $8 billion ethane cracker in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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Carrizo Oil & Gas to cut spending 35 percent, but produce more

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S.P. Johnson, Carrizo’s President and CEO, said that the increase was made possible in part by a decline in service costs and more productive wells.
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Energy Transfer Partners to buy sister company in $11.2 billion deal

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The purchase would bring together two companies both controlled by parent company Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. in a cash-and-stock deal.
Caroline Lucas, a Green Party member in the UK Parliament, stands outside the main entrance to the Cuadrilla exploratory drilling site in Balcombe, England, as anti fracking demonstrations continue near the drill site, Sunday Aug. 18, 2013. (AP Photo / Gareth Fuller, PA)

U.K. lawmakers urge fracking moratorium

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Hydraulic fracturing in shale for oil and gas should be put on hold in the U.K. because of risks to public health and the environment, a panel of lawmakers said.
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Commentary: Should we allow further drilling on public land?

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When done properly, extraction of natural resources from federal land has helped develop the economy while at the same time providing valuable income to defray the costs of running the federal government. Leases are certainly not new and, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), there are currently over 46,000 active leases on federal […]