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The sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Range Resources to pay $4 million drilling waste fine

The fine was imposed for leaks at open pits Range operates to store the so-called flowback waste from natural gas wells.  More »
Noble Energy's offshore oil and gas rig is seen about 115 miles off Cyprus' south coast. (AP Photo/Cyprus Press and Information Office, File)

Cyprus official says Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

The Houston company Noble Energy is a partner in a field off Cyprus’ southern coast.  More »
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

Senator wants to suspend coal sales on federal lands in West

Sen. Ed Markey says the Interior Department moved too slowly on promised reforms since the Democrat raised concerns about “bargain-basement” lease sales.  More »
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Oil rises on prospect of OPEC output cut

Oil for October delivery rose $1.96 to $94.88 a barrel.  More »
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Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

Russian media reports said in June that Russia’s largest oil company, state-controlled Rosneft, considered buying Bashneft, part of Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s empire.  More »
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Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

Houston-based Kinder Morgan wants a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts .  More »
The Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is the largest in the world. A&M has established a new research center in Qatar to delve into shale gas studies and train students for jobs in gas processing. (Photo: Shell)

A&M establishes gas research center in Qatar amid U.S. shale boom

Regents earlier this month formally approved the Gas and Fuels Research Center, which will serve as a clearinghouse for studies about how to produce, explore and make money from the vast new supplies of shale gas unlocked in the U.S. shale boom.  More »
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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

Gov. Sean Parnell said he was “extremely disappointed” by the planned layoffs.  More »
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Crude bounces back on dollar’s decline

Oil for October delivery climbed 65 cents to end at $92.92 a barrel.  More »
The United Kalavryta, shown here in the Gulf in late July, remains anchored about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Kurdistan says tanker dispute has no place in U.S. courts

The Kurdistan Regional Government fired back in an ongoing battle over a tanker of crude trapped in legal limbo off Galveston’s coast on Monday, asking a judge to dismiss Iraq’s requests to seize the contested cargo.  More »
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Feds clear the way for $500 million Corpus Christi condensate splitter

The project will include a 100,000-barrel-per-day condensate splitter and a bulk petroleum terminal that can handle 500,000 barrels per day of the ultra light oil for export.  More »
Pump prices could fall below $3 in Houston in the coming weeks, analysts predict.

Houston pump prices could tumble below $3 per gallon

As fall approaches and gasoline prices continue to tumble, some Houston-area pumps could soon start selling gasoline for less than $3 per gallon, said Tom Kloza, GasBuddy’s chief oil analyst.  More »
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