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Natural gas industry unveils security program

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A new program led by natural gas utilities could help improve the safety of their infrastructure by allowing them to more effectively share information about the threats they’re facing.
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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Israel looks to Texas for energy investment, expertise

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Texas, with its history of oil booms and busts, offers expertise for a country new to the energy game.
The LNG vessel Dukhan sits moored at the Enagas SA gas storage facility at the port of Barcelona. (Xabier Mikel Laburu/Bloomberg)

Alaska LNG Project takes step forward with FERC filing

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The Alaska LNG project is a joint effort among Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, BP, TransCanada and the state of Alaska that aims to run an 800-mile pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to a natural gas liquefaction plant in the town of Nikiski on the southern coast’s Cook Inlet.
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More Texans working for oil and gas companies

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The 302,700 workers estimated to work for services and exploration and production companies marked the first time employment in the industry has exceeded 300,000 since his Texas Petro Index began tracking the numbers in 1995, said its developer, economist Karr Ingham.
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Katy Perry performs at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald/Mark Davis)

Commentary: Mixing energy and pop: If Katy Perry and I were to do a duet…

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…I would have no squabble in doing one of her hits,  but we would have to work in some commodity themes into the lyrics. So here are some ideas I am working on pitching her. Roar – We could definitely belt this one out. Not only does roaring louder, louder than a lion sound like fun, […]

Rigs in U.S. rose by 11 to 1,925, Baker Hughes says

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The total energy rig count has almost doubled from five years ago as producers use horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to draw record volumes of oil and gas out of shale formations from North Dakota to Texas.
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Shell announces Utica gas discovery

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Shell Oil Co. announced two successful new discovery wells in the northern, central part of Pennsylvania in a move that may suggest the sweet spot of the Utica formation extends further than previously thought, company officials said.
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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Noble Energy to supply Israeli gas to Jordan’s power company

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Noble and Jordan’s national power company signed a non-binding letter of intent that would provide Jordan with 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas over 15 years from the Leviathan field in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. That’s equal to 300 million cubic feet per day.
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U.S. crude price at lowest level since January

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Natural gas futures posted the biggest drop in six months.
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Dominion creates joint venture for $5 billion East Coast pipeline

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Dominion Resources has formed a joint venture with three other East Coast energy companies to own and operate a $4.5 billion to $5 billion natural gas pipeline serving Virginia and North Carolina, the company announced today.