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Home efficiency upgrades don’t pay, study says

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Energy efficiency experts who were shown the study say the authors’ broad conclusions about energy efficiency in general aren’t justified after a study of a single program in a single state focused only on low-income households.
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Oil industry launches 2016 campaign

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The American Petroleum Institute launched its “Vote 4 Energy” with a pledge to stay above the partisan fray while ensuring that energy policy is part of the political discussion leading up to the November 2016 elections.
A man takes in pictures the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group Eugen Maersk ship, the world?s largest 397 m long container vessel, on February 20, 2008 in the French harbor of Le Havre, western France. AFP PHOTO ROBERT FRANCOIS (Photo credit should read ROBERT FRANCOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

La Porte dockworkers may keep jobs after terminal shutdown

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APM Terminals is shuttering its La Porte operations, but handing over the container and cargo-handling operations over to the Port of Houston Authority at the Barbours Cut terminal facility.
API President and CEO Jack Gerard at CERAWeek in March 2014 (Photographer: F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg)

Oil export boosters have votes to prevail on Capitol Hill, industry leader boasts

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American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard said there are enough votes in the House and Senate to overturn the United States’ longstanding ban on crude exports. But a former Navy commander urged caution.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EIA: Oil layoffs aren’t finished yet

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The U.S. petroleum industry lost about 6.5 percent of its jobs from October to April, or about 35,000 of its 538,000 workers, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday.
Liquefied natural gas export terminals including Cheniere Energy's $18 billion Sabine Pass facility nearing completion  in Cameron Parish, Louisiana,  should boost demand for U.S. natural gas. (Cheniere Energy photo)(Cheniere Energy)

Cheniere clears hurdle to expand Sabine Pass LNG terminal

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Cheniere Energy cleared a regulatory hurdle to expand its Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas export terminal after federal regulators Tuesday dismissed an environmental group’s concerns about the project.
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BP’s Gulf spill toll could run up to $68.2 billion

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The cost estimate means the remaining legal aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which includes impending environmental fines and settlement payments, could run up another $16 billion to $24 billion as the tangle of litigation around the spill unfolds for the next few years.
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Oil price recovery on the way, panel says, but pace will be slow

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In a webcast, the panel of experts from financial services giant Ernst & Young said that the energy sector is expected to rebound, albeit at a sluggish pace, after several months of unrest following the collapse in oil prices that began last fall.
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Iranian crude could pinch U.S. producers without export freedom, paper warns

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The paper notes the “great geopolitical irony” that “lifting sanctions will boost Iranian oil exports at a time when federal law and regulations generally prohibit American oil exports.”
The drillship Noble Discoverer undergoes sea trials off Singapore in November 2014, following shipyard work and upgrades. Those improvements included a new main propulsion system, environmental controls and enhancements to the drilling systems. (Photo: Noble Corp.)

Coast Guard clears Shell drillship bound for Arctic

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The Noble Discoverer, now docked in Washington state waters, has received a critical “certificate of compliance” from the U.S. Coast Guard verifying it meets a host of safety and security requirements. Since a May 20 Coast Guard inspection, Shell and Noble cleared more than a dozen violations documented at the vessel.