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The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., stands in Dallas, Texas. Matt Nager/Bloomberg

Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline

The decision not to submit the report could be another step toward bankruptcy.  More »
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Oil price rises past $104 amid Ukraine tensions

Markets have been rattled by concern Western sanctions against Moscow might disrupt Russian exports of oil and gas.  More »
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Oil up nearly 3 percent for the week

The national average retail price for gasoline rose a penny to $3.62 per gallon.  More »
An oil tanker is docked at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif.

Houston fills with crude oil that can’t be shipped out

Houston and the rest of the U.S. Gulf Coast have more crude oil than the region can handle. Storage tanks are filling as new pipelines carry light, sweet oil found in shale formations to the coast and U.S. law keeps companies from moving it out.  More »
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Crude displacing other commodities on trains, critics charge

The industry’s critics charge that their shipments are taking a back seat to crude oil.  More »
Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples Feb. 5 from the Dan River.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

State sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

Environmentalists say the decision to file an appeal directly conflicts with public statements from Gov. Pat McCrory suggesting his administration is getting tough with his former employer.  More »
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Oil prices rise on U.S. jobs report

Benchmark U.S. crude rose 85 cents to close at $101.14 a barrel.  More »
Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Former BP engineer gets sentencing delay

A judge granted a delay until Aug. 6.  More »
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BP reducing workforce in Brazil

BP attributed the operational gap to the “lumpy” nature of the business.  More »
This photo taken on March 3 and provided by the North Dakota Health Department, shows bags full of radioactive oil filter socks, the nets that strain liquids during the oil production process, piled in an abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.  (AP Photo/North Dakota Health Department)

North Dakota to pay for illegal oil waste cleanup

The building’s owner normally would have to pay for the cleanup but he was charged with felony larceny in an unrelated incident and hasn’t been located.  More »
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Oil back below $100 on rising supply

Natural gas lost 12 cents to $4.37 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »
JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

JPMorgan selling physical commodities business

The deal would put the commodities business in the hands of Swiss company Mercuria Energy Group.  More »
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