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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US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

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The Iranian role was not mentioned in a new U.S. military statement asserting that Iraqi security forces, with U.S. help, had managed to establish a land route into the Beiji refinery compound.
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A United Steelworkers Union member pickets outside Marathon Petroleum Company's Galveston Bay Refining Division on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Texas City. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Fuel company settles claims over air emissions in 3 states

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The federal government said Marathon failed to comply with some fuel quality emissions standards along with record keeping, sampling and testing requirements.
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Tesoro halts plans for Utah oil pipeline

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Tesoro’s project, the Uinta Express Pipeline, was to have shipped thick waxy crude oil from Utah’s Uinta Basin to the company’s plant in Salt Lake City.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) shakes hands with workers of Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras at Petrobras's shipyards in Rio de Janeiro, on September 11, 2013. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil, Russia enter ring in U.S.-OPEC heavyweight fight

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Contenders in the battle for oil market share include Russian oil companies, Brazil’s state-run Petrobras and oil fields in China and Southeast Asia, which have all pumped thousands of barrels into a global crude glut.
Furmanite service technicians install a custom-engineered leak sealing enclosure to prevent their client from having to shut down a process unit. (photo: Furmanite)

Investor proxy battle comes to a head at embattled Houston company

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The on-site machining company for energy infrastructure and industrial plants saw its chairman resign and its corporate board expanded to welcome three activist investors who had accused the corporate leadership of ineptitude and cronyism.
Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of French oil company Total, speaks at the IHS Energy CERAWeek in Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Europe’s biggest oil refiner joins those predicting end of boom

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The surge in European refining margins, which jumped by the most in 4 years last quarter, cannot be sustained because the region still has surplus processing capacity.
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EIA: The U.S. will be a net natural gas exporter by 2040, even with the most conservative projection

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The U.S. could be exporting anywhere between 0.2 trillion cubic feet and 10.3 trillion cubic of liquefied natural gas by 2040, according to the latest government projection.
Iris Smith, right to left, Michael Smith, Sig Cornelius, Charles Reimer, Hiroshi Ozaki, Yuji Kakimi, and Dennis Bonnen breaking ground at the Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project groundbreaking ceremony. (For the Chronicle/Gary Fountain, November 10, 2014)

Massive Freeport LNG project chugs forward with $12.5 billion in its back pocket

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Freeport LNG has secured the final piece of financing for its $12.5 billion liquefied natural gas export terminal, placing the company on track to begin producing within three years.
A 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports means oil tankers in U.S. waters usually are bringing the cargo into U.S. ports. (Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Natural gas industry lobbyists ask feds to put LNG projects on fast track

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America’s Natural Gas Alliance on Tuesday called on the federal government to revamp its lengthy and expensive permitting process for projects aimed at exporting supercooled gas to foreign markets, arguing that such exports are in the country’s national interest.