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Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Prosecutors get time to decide on retrial for former BP engineer

The judge ruled last week that Kurt Mix was entitled to a new trial on an obstruction-of-justice charge because of juror misconduct in his 2013 trial.  More »
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a staunch supporter of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the U.S. delayed a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline,  More »
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Shell to sell stake in Australia’s Woodside for $5 billion

Shell flagged last year that it would eventually sell its 23 percent holding in Australia’s second-largest oil and gas producer because it was no longer strategic.  More »
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Paul Tople)

Drilling states explore earthquake issue

In 2012, Gov. John Kasich halted disposal of fracturing wastewater surrounding a well site after a series of earthquakes later tied to a deep-injection well.  More »
Vladimir Putin, Russia's president. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Ukraine rejects Putin’s offer of gas discounts

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia was offering the discount as a “partnership deal.”  More »
In this photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast, in May. (AP Photo/Vietnam Coast Guard)

Vietnam urges China to withdraw oil drilling rig

The escalation in tensions is the most serious in years between Vietnam and its massive northern neighbor, which claims nearly all of the South China Sea.  More »
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OPEC ministers signal output to remain on hold

Nany of the 12 OPEC members are at their production capacity limits.  More »
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Deal may spur drilling in Mississippi, Louisiana

Halcón Resources has leased 314,000 acres in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.  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)

Two states sign deal with Duke for river cleanup

The agreement requires Duke to pay any “reasonable” cost associated with the Feb. 2 spill , which coated 70 miles of the river in gray sludge.  More »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Jindal signs bill to scuttle levee board oil suit

The suit says drilling and dredging by oil, gas and pipeline companies are partially to blame for the degradation of coastal wetlands that serve as a natural hurricane buffer for New Orleans.  More »
Flowers grow in front of a sign at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chesapeake faces new charges on Michigan leasing

Chesapeake has denied the allegations and has withdrawn from exploration in Michigan.  More »
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PetroLogistics investor sues over Koch buyout

The investor claims a $2.1 billion all-cash buyout offer from a unit of Koch Industries is too low.  More »
In this July 29, 2010, photo, oil and water flow down Ceresco Dam as oil spill clean up continues along the Kalamazoo River near Ceresco, Mich. (AP Photo/Detroit Frtee Press, Andre J. Jackson

Agency says no long-term health risk from spill

Michigan’s health agency says there’s no long-term risk from swimming and fishing in the Kalamazoo River, the site of a 2010 oil spill.  More »
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Crude oil flat despite U.S. supply drop

Benchmark U.S. oil for July fell 2 cents to close at $102.64 a barrel.  More »
Timothy  Massad, assistant secretary of financial stability at the U.S. Treasury and U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), right, and Gary Gensler, chairman of the CFTC, left, listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a nomination announcement with in the State Dining Room of the White House in November 2013. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Senate confirms Massad to head CFTC

Timothy Massad has promised to act aggressively against misconduct to ensure investors’ confidence.  More »
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