Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans

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Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from banning operations such as drilling, fracking, water disposal, recovery operations or pipeline infrastructure.
Emir Nevarez, left, and Edgar Mascorro, check out the damage on the rooftop at the Silver Springs Apartments in North Austin, Texas, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Video: Three injured in North Texas after tornado hits Houston company’s natural gas rig

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The sherriff’s office said one of the injured suffered an “impalement to the abdomen,” and another had non-life-threatening injuries to the face. The third had minor injuries, and was in stable condition as of Wednesday night, according to Reuters.
An image provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a male greater sage grouse near Bridgeport, Calif., March 1, 2010. A Republican maneuver on the $612 billion defense bill to block the bird from being added to the endangered species list has set off a major congressional skirmish that has spilled over into western states, where the sage grouse is revered. (Jeannie Stafford/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via The New York Times) -- FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Sage Grouse plan said to bar drilling on some U.S. land

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With a deadline of September to decide if the chicken-sized bird is endangered, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will unveil ways the Bureau of Land Management plans to conserve the habitat. More than half of the grouse’s range is on federal land spread across 11 states.
Workers prepare two compressor modules for OneSubsea’s multiphase compressor. (OneSubsea)

Houston subsea company awarded big contract for North Africa gas project

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This award is the second part of a natural gas project and spans 13 deep-sea wells, and is the largest contract for work on subsea production systems in North Africa, Cameron International CEO Jack Moore said in a written statement.
Penguins gather on the coast of Murrell Farm near the northeastern corner of the Falkland Islands. The Falklands have struck oil, potentially pumping billions of dollars into their treasury. One downside is the potential for a major spill in seas where penguins, whales, seals and other marine mammals are drawn to unspoiled coasts.   (AP Photo/Michael Warren)

Premier opens new oil zone off Falkland Islands, boosting shares

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Premier struck oil at the Isobel Deep well, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) from its Sea Lion discovery, the company said Thursday in a statement. Its stock jumped the most in two weeks, while partner Rockhopper Exploration Plc gained as much as 7 percent.
A row of pump jacks operate in Apache Canada’s Provost field, located in the southeast part of Alberta (Apache Corp.)

Alberta fires spread into oil sands area, cutting output

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A fire at Cold Lake Air Weapons Range that started Saturday expanded to cover 17,500 hectares (43,000 acres) as fire crews worked to prevent the blaze from reaching the Foster Creek area, Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource Development agency said on its website.
Rex Tillerson, chairman, president, and CEO of ExxonMobil Corp. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Exxon shareholders reject climate change resolutions at meeting

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CEO Rex Tillerson gave a stay-the-course outlook for the company, which has seen profits decline recently with lower prices for crude oil.
(AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani, File)

Iraq about to flood oil market in new front of OPEC price war

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Defying the threat from Islamic State militants, Iraq has been ramping up exports from both the Shiite south – where companies like BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc operate – and the Kurdish region in the north.
Categories: Crude oil, Middle East
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.
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This photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows a fire on the Breton Island platform on Friday, May 22, 2015 off the coast of Louisiana.  (U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Fire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished

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The Coast Guard reported that a light sheen of oil near the site appeared to be dissipating and moving away from the Breton National Wildlife Refuge on the nearby barrier islands.