Mother of two Jennifer Lee reacts while talking to other parents protesting with their children in Los Angeles' Porter Ranch on Devember 11, 2015, calling for the Los Angeles Unified School District to move the schools to protect the health of their kids amid an ongoing, massive gas leak. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Leaking Los Angeles gas well ordered shut down

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hearing board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the order Saturday
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Texas leads the way in another rig count decline

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South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale saw four more rigs go dark this week, while West Texas’ Permian Basin lost another three rigs, according to according to weekly data released by oil field services firm Baker Hughes.
Chesapeake CEO Doug Lawler speaks at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on March 4, 2014. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

Chesapeake halts preferred stock dividends

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The move will save Chesapeake about $170 million a year, the Oklahoma City-based company said in a statement Friday. Chesapeake halted its quarterly common stock dividend in July for the first time in 14 years.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks in Washington, Sept. 10, 2014. Cheney, who was a sponsor of the brutal interrogation tactics used on detainees suspected of being linked to al-Qaida, on Sunday escalated his counterattack on the Senate Intelligence Committee's report, which found that the CIA's now-defunct program violated American values and produced little useful intelligence. (Doug Mills/ The New York Times)

Cheney chides Obama on fossil fuel stance, lifting Iran sanctions

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Cheney said the U.S. should get more involved with energy diplomacy to weaken its enemies
Southwestern Energy Co.'s corporate headquarters near The Woodlands. (Southwestern Energy)

Southwestern Energy to cut 40 percent of workforce

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Domestic gas prices have fallen 27 percent since this time last year, squeezing cash flows for shale gas drillers like Southwestern.
This Nov. 3 file photo provided by Southern California Gas Co., shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts attempt to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP)

SoCalGas says huge LA gas leak to be stopped ahead of schedule

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The burn-off plan is being abandoned over fears that it could not be done safely, SoCalGas, which is owned by Sempra Energy, said in a statement.
(Brandon Pollock/The Courier via AP)

Cheap fuel, warm weather lower heating bills

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Nationally, this year’s winter weather is expected to be about 15 percent warmer than a relatively warm winter in 2014-15.
(Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

SoCalGas understated levels of cancer-causing chemical in leaking fumes

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The leak at the biggest natural gas storage facility west of the Mississippi River was reported Oct. 23.
LNG storage tanks are seen at Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG facility.  (J. Patric Schneider)

Cheniere delays first Sabine Pass LNG export

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The shipment was originally secluded to depart in late January.
(Dean Musgrove/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Massive gas leak spurs legislation to avert future disasters

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Sen. Fran Pavley, D-Agoura Hills, said the legislation would prevent a replay of the massive uncontrolled leak that has persisted nearly three months in the San Fernando Valley.