FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke's dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7 million for coal ash spill

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The fine covers violations that Duke Energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago and agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution, the state Department of Environmental Quality said.
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Utilities seek ConocoPhillips stake in Cook Inlet gas field

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Anchorage Municipal Light and Power and Chugach Electric Association are looking to buy ConocoPhillips’ stake in the Beluga River Unit about 35 miles west of Anchorage.
Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform heads to the Gulf of Mexico. The project was slated to start production this year, but that's been delayed after several subsea installation tendons sustained damage. (Chevron)

Qatar acquires stake in Chevron oil project off Morocco

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Under the terms of the deal announced Monday, Chevron will hold onto a 45-percent interest in the offshore leases, while Morocco will retain a 25 percent stake.
Employees at National Oilwell Varco,  6390 N. Eldridge Parkway, work on a lower blowout preventer stack, shown left, and lower marine riser package, shown right, Thursday, April 18, 2013, in Houston. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

GE oil deal offers new model to prevent BP-like crude spills

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The agreement represents a new business model for the industry, providing a steady income stream for GE, and decreased risk for the driller, the companies said in a joint statement Monday.
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World’s largest energy trader sees a decade of low oil prices

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The forecast would mean oil-rich countries and the energy industry would face the longest stretch of low prices since the 1986-1999 period.
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2 killed, 8 injured in fire on Mexico offshore oil platform

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Mexico’s state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight
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In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.
U.S. Senator Ed Markey, D-Mass (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US Sen. Markey faults feds on natural gas export decision

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The Massachusetts Democrat says the decision announced Friday will allow gas to be exported to Canada through the Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline where it will be exported overseas. The pipeline currently flows from Canada into New England.
Los Angeles residents wait in line outside a Southern California Gas Co. office set up to handle claims by people affected by a 15-week-old gas leak in the Proter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

As fix nears for gas leak, residents worry about return home

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With a possible end in sight to a massive 15-week gas leak, anxious residents displaced from a Los Angeles neighborhood are skeptical a fix is near and worry they may be forced to return too soon to unhealthy homes.
A flame blazes on top of a gas burn off venting pipe on the Armada gas condensate platform, operated by BG Group Plc, in the North Sea, off the coast of Aberdeen, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. Royal Dutch Shell Plc got clearance from antitrust authorities in China for the takeover of BG Group Plc, removing the final regulatory hurdle for its biggest-ever deal. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

BG fourth-quarter profit declines 54 percent

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Oil’s collapse has affected BG less than some of its peers because it’s one of the few producers increasing output as projects start in Australia and Brazil.