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Iowa board gets 3,700 objections on proposed oil pipeline

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A utilities board that will soon decide whether to allow a private company to build an oil pipeline in Iowa says it has received roughly 3,700 objections on the project.
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Hundreds march to protest proposed natural gas pipeline

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Those against PennEast’s proposal said during the mile-long march they’re concerned the pipeline would badly damage the landscape and natural resources in the region, and lower property values.
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Report: Massachusetts riddled with natural gas leaks

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Some leaks are decades old.
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Major MLP launches new Utica shale project with Marathon and McClendon backing

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Denver-based MarkWest Energy Partners, which is being bought my Marathon’s MPLX master-limited partnership for $14.7 billion, is leading the project through a long-term contract with the newly formed Ascent Resources — a new standalone company that was part of Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners.
Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Technique team members, left, evaluate oil coverage as a hand crew worker scraps areas affected by an oil spill at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Justice Department probes Plains pipeline spill

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Plains disclosed the ongoing probes and the possibility of civil and criminal charges tied to the incident in an earnings filing this week.
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Midstream transactions drove oil and gas deals in the second quarter

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During the second quarter, analysts at PwC tracked 47, $50 million-or-larger oil and gas deals, totaling $38.8 billion.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Two spills hang over Plains All American’s most recent quarter

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Plains All American raised Wednesday its worst-case estimate for how much oil spilled from its ruptured Santa Barbara pipeline last May.
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Energy Transfer explores crude pipeline in Texas, New Mexico

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The proposed Delaware Basin Crude Gathering Pipeline would have a capacity of 120,000 barrels per day of crude oil and consist of three gathering systems totaling about 130 miles of pipeline.
A worker removes oil from sand at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif. An underground pipe, owned by Plains All American Pipeline, spewed oil down a culvert and into the Pacific on May 19, 2015 before it was shut off. Democratic U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein say the response to the oil spill that blackened beaches and created a 10-square-mile slick on the ocean was "insufficient." and called on federal regulators to provide more details on the activities and decisions by Plains. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Plains All American profit down by more than half

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The Houston-based company reported $124 million in profit this year compared to $287 million in the 2014 quarter, as revenues fell to $6.66 billion from $11.20 billion over the same period.
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NextEra Agrees to Buy Texas Gas Pipelines for $2.1 Billion

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By buying closely held NET Midstream, NextEra Energy Partners will gain the ability to ship 3 billion cubic feet of Texas shale gas a day, with the potential to expand that by 1 billion cubic feet, the company said in a statement Monday.