A drilling rig in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pennsylvania wants record fine against Texas drilling firm

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A state department says methane was detected in private water supplies and a stream following drilling and hydraulic fracturing at a Lycoming County site in 2011. It cited the company in 2013 and again in May for failing to repair the well and devise a remediation plan.
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Shell gets one step closer to megadeal with BG

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Shell said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has waived, or terminated, the initial antitrust waiting period. The Dutch energy super major said the deal, which was first announced in April, is still on track to close in early 2016.
Fire after a pipeline explosion in rural DeWitt County, Texas, illuminates the horizon Sunday, June 14, 2015. Authorities said no one was injured after a natural gas pipeline rupture sparked a massive fire that prompted home evacuations in South Texas. (Richard Hoang/The Victoria Advocate via AP)

Investigators looking into Cuero pipeline explosion

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Investigators are looking into what caused a gas pipeline to rupture Sunday in DeWitt County. A 42-inch coated steel gathering line operated by Energy Transfer Partners exploded around 8:15 p.m. northwest of Cuero.
Fire after a pipeline explosion in rural DeWitt County, Texas, illuminates the horizon Sunday, June 14, 2015. Authorities said no one was injured after a natural gas pipeline rupture sparked a massive fire that prompted home evacuations in South Texas. (Richard Hoang/The Victoria Advocate via AP)

Evacuations but no injuries after pipeline ruptures in Texas

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DeWitt County Emergency Operations Center spokeswoman Peggy Fonseca says an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline ruptured near Lindenau around 8 p.m. Sunday.
A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake Energy seeks dismissal of nonprofits’ lawsuit

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Chesapeake Energy is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit that alleges it took oil and gas from a property without a lease agreement with the owners.
Helix Well Containment Group equipment was deployed in a drill at a Noble Energy test well in May, with federal regulators and industry representatives looking on. (Photo: Noble Energy)

Despite new discoveries, deep water’s a bit still

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Marshall Adkins, director of energy research at Raymond James in Houston, said the moves show there is reason for optimism, but that the deepwater oil and gas sector might be 18 months away from seeing a rebound, as opposed to the quicker recoveries expected in U.S. shale.
India's Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan (L-R), Minister of Oil of Iraq, Adil Abd Al-Mahdi, Minister of oil of Iran, Namdar Zangeneh, Venezuela's Minister for Petroleum and Mining, Asdrubal Chavez J, and Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, Aldo Flores-Quiroga, attend an OPEC seminar  on June 3, 2015 in Vienna. (AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMARJOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iran seeking billions to rebuild natural gas industry

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While commodity markets fixate on a return of Iranian oil, the importance of gas in the longer term was underlined Wednesday as BP Plc data showed the Islamic Republic held its position as the nation with the largest proven reserves of the fuel after snatching the crown from Russia in 2011.
Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Alstom, GE to answer regulators’ concerns on sale

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GE and Alstom are walking a fine line as they’re trying to close the deal, attempting to accommodate the commission while sticking firm to its original merger terms.
In this June 10, 2015 photo, Dr. Anne Sheehan, Professor of Geological Sciences and Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences opens a compartment in a weatherproof digital recorder, part of her kit of solar-powered seismometers, used to measure earthquakes, including those caused by injection wells at petroleum extraction sites, at CU Boulder, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Earthquakes near Colorado wastewater well decrease

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DENVER — The ground around a northern Colorado wastewater injection well has been relatively quiet for more than two months, offering hope that a 10-month string of more than 200 small earthquakes might have subsided.
A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake shares fall on downgrade, natural gas drop

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Chesapeake is among energy companies with market values that swing on the price of natural gas.
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