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Talisman Energy Inc. explores for shale gas in the middle of muddy fields in Poland.  (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Repsol said to explore bid for Talisman Energy

Talisman has a market value of about $10.2 billion.  More »
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Exxon Mobil says it’ll follow new anti-bias rules

President Barack Obama signed the executive order with the new protections Monday.  More »
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Lower sticker price keeps gasoline vehicles competitive with alternatives

Improved fuel efficiency is keeping gasoline cars cost-competitive with alternative fuel rivals, according to a government report that factors in the higher cost of the alternative vehicles along with their fuel savings.  More »
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Oil prices rise above $104; natural gas sinks

Natural gas prices sank further below $4 on forecasts for cooler temperatures in parts of the U.S.  More »
(Image: EPA) Improvements in fuel efficiency will drive down energy demand among passenger vehicles in the coming decades.

Report: Fuel-efficiencies drive down passenger vehicles’ energy demands

Passenger vehicles will burn less fuel in the coming decades as automobile manufacturers make more fuel-efficient cars and trucks, slashing energy demand even as more Americans hit the road, a new report finds.  More »
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Mexico’s Senate approves energy overhaul

Opponents, primarily from the Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, denounced the move as treason.  More »
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Oil stays over $103 on global turmoil

The industry calls this higher price, based only on fear, a “risk premium.”  More »
A new industry-commissioned study finds the pipeline industry has been an economic boon for Texas.

Report: Pipeline industry creating windfall for Texas

The pipeline industry was an economic boon for Texas in 2013 fueled by an oil and gas boom that’s driving demand for more pipelines, a new report found.  More »
Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

EPA says Duke done dredging coal ash from N.C. river

Environmental watchdog groups pointed out Thursday that Duke recovered less than 10 percent of the coal ash it spilled.  More »
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Oil rises past $103 on geopolitical turmoil

The jitters about potential disruptions came on the heels of a surprisingly large decline in supplies in the U.S.  More »
A visitor looks at Toyota Motor's new fuel cell vehicle (FCV) on display at the company's showroom in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell

Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, a technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel.  More »
(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) Sales of premium and mid-grade gasoline have yet to resume at all 500 Greater Houston stations.

Some Chevron, Texaco stations still aren’t selling premium

Two weeks after Chevron suspended sales of premium and mid-grade gasoline at Houston-area pumps, some of the 500 stations still aren’t selling it.  More »
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