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Antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin. (Photo: Mead Gruver, Associated Press)

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.  More »
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Oil drops to below $98 on China economy

China’s drop in exports in February fueled worries of a further slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.  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)

Officials: Cache of illegal oil field waste found

Filter socks, which can become contaminated with naturally occurring radiation, are banned for disposal in North Dakota.  More »
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (Bloomberg News)

Judge rejects BP bid to halt Gulf spill payments

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier denied BP’s request without an explanation.  More »
David  Rainey, a former BP vice president during the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, leaves Federal Court after being arraigned on obstruction of a federal investigation in New Orleans in November 2012.   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Travel restriction eased for former BP executive

David Raine is now an executive with BHP Billiton Petroleum.  More »
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Oil rises on solid gain in U.S. hiring

But crude ended the week with a loss of 1 cent.  More »
Canadian Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver applauded the decision. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Canada regulator approves reversing pipeline flow

The board’s decision allows Enbridge to move 300,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Sarnia, Ontario, to Montreal.  More »
During President Obama's live-streamed virtual town hall about health care Thursday, users tuning in through www.whitehouse.gov were shown a pro-Keystone XL ad from the American Petroleum Institute.

Keystone XL ad visible on White House website

The ad urges viewers to tell the president to approve the pipeline.  More »
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Oil up slightly; natural gas jumps

Natural gas gained 14 cents to $4.66 per 1,000 cubic feet.  More »
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Grid operator says 4 new plants will ease demand

Peak demand this summer is expected to exceed 68,000 megawatts.  More »
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Oil down as Ukraine fears ease, U.S. supplies rise

U.S. crude for April delivery dropped $1.88 to close at $101.45 a barrel.  More »
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Exxon Mobil to cut spending this year

The company says it will reduce capital spending by 6 percent.  More »
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