Companies face the bill for shale rush borrowing

But investors, anxious over debt-laden balance sheets, have started to turn on the producers this year, at times balking at large compensation packages, throwing out managers and installing penny-pinching replacements.
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Enbridge files plan for $2.6 billion pipeline from North Dakota to Wisconsin.

The Sandpiper pipeline would extend 299 miles from the Bakken oilfields to an Enbridge terminal in Superior, Wis.
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Crude oil rises as gasoline at the pump falls

The price of oil rose 40 cents Friday to close at $94.60 a barrel.
An oil & gas drilling rig is drilling a well for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford Shale formation near Yorktown. (Eddie Seal/Texas Tribune)

U.S. oil and gas rigs rise to five-week high, Baker Hughes says

The U.S. total count has declined by nine this year even as production climbed as producers used new drilling technologies to shorten the time it takes to bore wells and boost productivity in shale formations.
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Repsol plans to invest $4 billion in Venezuela through 2022

Repsol SA, Spain’s largest oil producer, plans to invest $4 billion in Venezuela through 2022 on existing projects and discoveries to more than double oil output.
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Crude traders sticking with Brent amid manipulation claims

Four energy traders claim in a lawsuit that some of the world’s biggest oil companies conspired with Morgan Stanley and energy traders such as Vitol Group to fix spot prices for Brent for more than a decade.
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Congress seen debating oil exports while wary of gasoline costs

Senator Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, believes the debate on oil exports will happen “sooner rather than later,” according to Robert Dillon, a spokesman for the Alaska lawmaker.
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Oil jumps after government says demand for gasoline rising

U.S. crude for December delivery gained $1.43 to close at $94.80 a barrel.

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Oil industry may invoke trade law to challenge export restrictions

The U.S. oil industry, riding a domestic energy boom, is preparing to challenge restrictions on crude exports, possibly by arguing that limits designed to keep petroleum in America may violate international trade rules.