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Oil spill administrator says $5B in claims paid

The administrator of the fund BP set up to compensate victims of last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says the fund has paid more than $5 billion in claims.  More »

Baker Hughes to hold job fair for ex-NASA workers

Out of work NASA contractors will have a shot at launching a new career in Houston’s energy sector next week.  More »

The Energy Moron moves on too soon

Dedicated readers are important to online news sites like FuelFix.com. That’s one of the reasons we’re sad to hear that a regular commenter, who used the pseudonym Energy Moron, passed away recently.  More »

TransCanada pipeline protesters arrested on White House sidewalk

TransCanada Corp.’s proposed oil pipeline from Canada drew protesters to the White House for a third day, with police arresting about 50 demonstrators who urged President Barack Obama to reject the project.  More »

Luxury in the oilfield

Down a quiet, bumpy road in a neighborhood of modest homes, lunch is served to anyone between shifts in the Eagle Ford shale oil fields.  More »

SGA attendees: New energy has benefits, challenges

New energy sources and technologies will eventually reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, but also may bring environmental challenges and conflicts over land and resources, energy experts said.  More »

Rep. Sturla: “I’m offended by the drillers’ actions.”

A remark by a state lawmaker is shining light on what he says is a less-discussed impact of Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry: the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.  More »

Rural NY town wrestles with natural gas fracking

Mike Shuster and Lisa Zaccaglini found their piece of paradise at the end of a narrow and steep gravel driveway. But the married couple worry about a looming threat to the life they’ve created. They fear that hydraulic fracturing — a controversial form of natural gas drilling — could spoil the tranquility, pollute the air and perhaps even taint the drinking water.  More »

Okla. man pleads not guilty to natural gas pipeline bomb

An Oklahoma man accused of attaching a homemade bomb to a natural gas pipeline pleaded not guilty today during his first court appearance.  More »

John Arnold backs pension reform efforts in Calif.

A foundation created by the Houston energy hedge fund founder and his wife is backing efforts to reform public employee pensions that have threatened cities and states with bankruptcy.  More »

FBI to discuss possible bomb found on gas line

The FBI says more information will be released about a possible explosive found on a gas line in eastern Oklahoma.  More »

Japan to set up new nuclear safety agency

Japan’s government has decided to set up a new nuclear regulatory agency under the Environment Ministry instead of the trade ministry to increase its independence after the country’s atomic disaster, officials said today.  More »
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