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Boston protesters rally against Kinder Morgan gas pipeline

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The protest, attended by hundreds of supporters, was the culmination of a month-long “rolling rally” that marched through towns likely impacted by Kinder Morgan’s proposed 250-mile long pipeline expansion in Berkshire, Worcester and Franklin counties.
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Pemex to buy U.S. natural gas via a Swiss trading house

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A subsidiary of Petroleos Mexicanos will form a joint venture with Geneva-based Mercuria Energy Group Ltd. to handle the gas and will aim to be one of the five largest participants in the North American natural gas market.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Winemakers want NY to deny gas storage permit

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Opponents of Houston-based Crestwood Midstream’s project said at a news conference in Albany that it would endanger drinking water, the local economy and the region’s wine and tourism industry.
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ConocoPhillips closes $1.5 billion sale of upstream Nigerian assets

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ConocoPhillips has completed the $1.5 billion sale of its Nigerian upstream business to Lagos, Nigeria-based Oando Energy Resources, the company said Wednesday.
A series of pipes direct natural gas in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Energy Department takes steps to plug methane leaks

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The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out a series of initiatives meant to help pare the amount of methane escaping the nation’s natural gas pipelines, following a government report that faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for doing too little to plug the leaks.
Doug Lawler, CEO of Chesapeake, is interviewed before participating in a panel during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Chesapeake boosting Wyoming holdings

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Chesapeake Energy Corp., the U.S. natural gas producer that almost ran out of money last year, is spending $1.71 billion to expand access to oil-soaked shale in Wyoming and buy back preferred shares that were a drain on cash.
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Britain reopens way for fracking

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Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected.
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LyondellBasell profit exceeds estimates as plastics gain

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LyondellBasell has been riding the wave of cheap natural gas production in the U.S.
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Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, was 2013's top-paid public company CEO in Houston and the nation. (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Cheniere to ‘reassess’ bonus plan for its CEO

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Cheniere, based in Houston, gave CEO Charif Souki a $142 million compensation package in 2013,
A new study says the U.S. should work faster to upgrade aging natural gas utility lines. At the current pace, pipeline replacement will take 30 years, the study says.

Houston praised, some others panned, for gas pipeline maintenance

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An alliance of labor unions and environmentalists says in a new report that the U.S. should expedite repairs to aging municipal gas pipelines.