Mining trucks carry loads of oil-laden sand at the Albian Sands oils sands project in Ft. McMurray, Alberta. (AP file photo/Jeff McIntosh)

Oil sands developer denied bid to restructure in Canada

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Connacher, an oils-sands developer, was seeking an Alberta court’s approval to swap C$1 billion ($796 million) of bonds for equity and to issue $35 million of convertible notes.
Screen grab from a video released by Diario Campeche Hoy of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform  on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on fire on April 1, 2015.  An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated. (AFP photo/Diario Campeche Hoy)

Mexico’s Pemex: 3 workers still missing after platform blaze

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Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it became aware of the missing workers when it recounted personnel after Wednesday’s fire on the Abkatun-A Permanente shallow-water platform in the Campeche Sound.
View of the Abkatun A-Permanente platform on fire on the Gulf of Mexico's Campeche Sound on April 1, 2015. An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico's Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated.    (AFP PHOTO/ STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images)

Pemex says it will meet deliveries despite massive oil platform explosion

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Four workers died including one from Mexican oil services provider Cotemar SA and 16 others were injured Wednesday after a fire on the Abkatun platform in the Gulf of Mexico.
A gas flare is seen in an aerial view in the early morning hours of July 30, 2013 near Watford City, North Dakota. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

North Dakota orders 5 companies to reduce oil production in state

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The five companies were ordered this month to reduce production to 100 barrels per day at certain wells or risk facing daily penalties.
(Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Fracking operators ran up 2.5 violations a day, study shows

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The NRDC report tabulated citations issued by inspectors for breaching rules adopted to make sure wells are constructed soundly and the wastewater is handled safely.
From left, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, and U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, line up for a press announcement after the end of a new round of Nuclear Iran Talks in the Learning Center at the Swiss federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, April 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

Oil extends losses after Iran, world powers agree outline deal

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Oil extended losses after Iran and world powers said they reached an outline accord that keeps them on track to end a decade-long nuclear dispute.
U.S. refineries consumed 245,000 barrels per day more last week than the week before. (Jake Daniels/The Enterprise)

Exxon may be expanding its Beaumont refinery

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Reuters reported in July that Exxon was considering a third crude distillation unit at the Beaumont refinery, potentially doubling its current 344,600-barrel per day capacity with a multi-billion dollar project.
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Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada. The fiery explosion killed at least 47 people in Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson, File)

Quebec oil train disaster settlement for victims’ families

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Chicago-based law firm Meyers & Flowers says it will be closely reviewing the settlement to determine whether the defendants are paying sufficient funds.
(oilfieldservicesgrandeprairie.com)

Oil layoffs slowed in March, but firms still say 12,800 jobs will get axed

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So far, Texas is outpacing every other state in planned layoffs, with 47,000 job cuts this year.
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Commentary: Excess across the Energy Complex

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FuelFix Voices contributor Matt Smith looks at “six slices of excess” in the energy landscape.