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Porter Hedges expands energy practice to Oklahoma

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Houston’s Porter Hedges opened an office in Oklahoma City and added four energy lawyers in the law firm’s first expansion outside of Texas.
The Dominion Liquified Natural Gas (LGN) facility in Cove Point, Md. A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking. Expanded More than 20 projects to export LNG are under review by the Energy Department. (AP Photo/Dominion)

Dominion Natural Gas exports plan gets federal OK

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In its decision, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concluded that the project would minimize potential adverse impacts on landowners and the environment.
A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake profits down on natural gas glut

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Second-quarter net income plunged by more than half compared to a year earlier even as the company cut spending and raised production.
Doug Lawler, CEO of Chesapeake, is interviewed before participating in a panel during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Chesapeake boosting Wyoming holdings

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Chesapeake Energy Corp., the U.S. natural gas producer that almost ran out of money last year, is spending $1.71 billion to expand access to oil-soaked shale in Wyoming and buy back preferred shares that were a drain on cash.
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Williams buying rest of Access Midstream Partners for $6 billion

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The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.
Aubrey McClendon, owner of American Energy Partners (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg )

Shale pioneer McClendon hires Chesapeake in Utica

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Aubrey McClendon, the pioneering shale wildcatter who helped usher in the U.S. energy renaissance, has hired the company that fired him to drill wells for his newest natural gas venture.
Doug Lawler, CEO of Chesapeake, is interviewed before participating in a panel during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

CEO: Rock can get Chesapeake out of hard place

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Doug Lawler’s strategy for turning Chesapeake Energy around after a rough spell centers on making the most of what the company already has: great shale positions.
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Chesapeake Energy agrees to settle W.Va. case

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A Chesapeake Energy subsidiary has agreed to nearly $10 million in fines and restoration work to settle federal allegations over unauthorized discharges of fill material at more than two dozen natural gas extraction sites in West Virginia.
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US oil producers rise in ranking of world’s largest

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State-owned energy giants and international supermajors continue to top lists of the world’s largest oil companies. But the U.S. shale revolution is beginning to make a mark as U.S. independent oil and gas producers rise in the ranks.
Phil McNabb of Oceaneering International shows off the WASP Atmospheric Diving System during the Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Center in 2002. (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Oceaneering International plans Virginia expansion

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A company that provides products and services to the offshore oil and gas industry plans to expand its presence in Chesapeake, creating 70 jobs and retaining more than 460.