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Natural gas is flared at a Pioneer Natural Resources well, in Karnes County, Texas in 2010. Technology developed 
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Timeline slips for some oil and gas regulations

Here’s an overview of what’s coming and when in Obama administration rules for the oil and gas industry.  More »
An offshore oil platform and wells are silhouetted by the setting sun in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, U.S. (Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
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Fatal explosion came during maintenance work

The fatal explosion came nearly six months after federal drilling regulators warned that the facility had failed to maintain all equipment in a safe condition so as to ensure the protection of the lease and associated facilities.  More »
An offshore oil platform and wells are silhouetted by the setting sun in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana, U.S. (Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

Feds probe fatal offshore blast

Federal investigators are on the scene of a oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.  More »
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EIA tool gives closer look at oil imports

U.S. oil imports have declined steadily over the past four years, as refiners replace foreign light, sweet crude with domestic supplies, according to the Energy Information Administration.  More »
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and the Keystone XL oil pipeline bill sponsor, turns from a news conference on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Senate rejects Keystone XL bill

Republican leaders are vowing to try again once they take over the chamber in January.  More »
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.  President Barack Obama does not support a Senate push to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf coast, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday, hours before a scheduled vote. Republican leaders promised to take it up again next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure, or if Obama vetoes it. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

They’ll be back: Republicans vow to try again on Keystone

GOP leaders have signaled that Keystone XL is one of their top priorities when they take control of the Senate in January.  More »
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Senate vote on Keystone XL set to be close

The latest drama over Keystone XL is headed into its final act, as the Senate prepares to vote on legislation that would authorize the pipeline. And it’s likely to be a nail biter.  More »
The topsides are lowered onto the spar hull at the Tubular Bells field in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Hess Corp.)

Hess, Chevron see first oil flow at Tubular Bells

Hess Corp.’s quest to harvest crude from its Tubular Bells field in deep Gulf of Mexico waters has culminated in oil now flowing at a massive production facility 45 miles from shore.  More »
Joe Kaeser, chief executive officer of Siemens AG. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

German CEO: The world is watching US moves on Keystone XL

Business leaders around the world are watching to see what the United States does with the Keystone XL pipeline, the CEO of engineering giant Siemens said Friday.  More »
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House passes Keystone XL bill

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, even as Senate supporters work to line up 60 votes to send the measure to the White House.  More »
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.,  a member of the committee, speak to reporters about the new urgency to get congressional approval for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, called for a vote on approving the pipeline. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project that is opposed by environmental groups. Republicans insist that it will create jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Keystone XL backers counting votes in Senate

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and other supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are racing to line up 60 votes in favor of the project, ahead of a milestone vote next Tuesday.  More »
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (Billy Smith II / Chronicle)

Natural gas exports bill gets feds’ attention

Legislation to accelerate natural gas exports could win the Obama administration’s endorsement — with some changes.  More »
A Gunnison Sage Grouse. (AP Photo/Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Dave Showalter)

Feds declare Gunnison Sage-Grouse ‘threatened’

The Obama administration on Wednesday formally declared the Gunnison Sage-Grouse a “threatened” species, in effect ruling that years of efforts to protect the showy bird and its Colorado habitat weren’t good enough to ensure its long-term survival.  More »
Oil at $80 a barrel won't cast a shadow on most drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale, above, or other unconventional oil operations, analysts say. (Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express News)

Feds to beef up oil & gas data amid drilling surge

The federal government will soon begin collecting more information about the amount of oil and gas pouring out of wells across the United States, with the data likely to drive policy debates in the nation’s capital.  More »
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