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In this July 11, 2014 photo, Ruth Anna Buffalo stands in a ravine that she would often travel to as a child in North Dakota's badlands near Mandaree, N.D. A nearby underground pipeline spewed 1 million gallons of saltwater into the badlands in early July. Buffalo compares the impact of oil and gas development on the land to the creation of a lake by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s that flooded her ancestors' homes. (AP Photo/Josh Wood)

Near spill, reservation wrestles with oil’s impact

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — a land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota daily — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that oil and gas development can bring and the preservation of a land considered by cultural and religious tradition to be sacred.  More »
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EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep  More »
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Trains keep rolling from Permian Basin

Trains will roll all month out of the Permian Basin, the largest onshore U.S. oil field, as production outpaces pipeline capacity and a refinery outage saps demand.  More »
Ships and barges hug the shoreline at the Port Corpus Christi. (Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News)

Record LPG exports will drive ship market growth, Latsco says

Increased U.S. exports of liquefied petroleum gas amid higher shale oil production will boost demand for ships that carry gases such as propane, butanes and ethane, according to the director of Latsco Shipping Ltd., said  More »
Cheniere Energy plans is adding LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Cheniere secures buyers for two Corpus Christi LNG trains

The Houston company due to be the first exporter of U.S. natural gas has lined up buyers for more than half of the supplies it plans to send overseas from its second proposed liquefaction facility in Corpus Christi.  More »
Tugboats pull an LNG tanker to Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass terminal in 2008. (Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Cheniere won’t ask for billions in stock awards

Facing a shareholder lawsuit over “excessive” executive paydays, Cheniere Energy told a Delaware court last week it won’t ask investors to approve $2.2 billion in stock awards to its top brass.  More »
A systems operator inside a transmission control center in Massachusetts. (Getty Images)

Russian hackers threatening power companies, researchers say

A Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and Europe and may be capable of disrupting power supplies, cybersecurity researchers said.  More »
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Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.  More »
A demonstrator holds up a prop representing dirty oil during a mass sit-in in front of the British Columbia legislature in Victoria, B.C. on, Oct. 22, 2012.  Canada's government on Tuesday, June 17, 2014,  approved a controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia, a major step in the country's efforts to diversify its oil exports if it can overcome fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Photos: The other battle for Canada’s oil sands

As debate over the Keystone XL pipeline drags on in the United States, another contentious battle to move Canada’s oil sands crude to market hit a milestone last week.  More »
People gather on a street in Nagaram village, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after a state-owned gas pipeline exploded June 27, 2014.  (AP Photo/NNIS via AP Video)

India pipeline blast kills 15 people, guts houses (video)

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.  More »
A placard warns of flammability on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

North Dakota discloses oil train shipment details

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said a pattern of fiery accidents involving trains carrying crude from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana had created an “imminent hazard” to public safety.  More »
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Industry touts economic effect of Keystone’s southern leg on Texas

A business association whose members include some of the world’s biggest energy companies is urging the administration to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that the southern portion of the project has already shown the positive economic effect the infrastructure can have on the country.  More »
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