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Tar is removed from the coastline that remained closed on Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif., after tar balls washed ashore. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Plains All American lab tests show oil from pipeline spill spread along hundreds of miles of California coastline

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Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline released a summary of the lab tests on Friday, as state and federal lawmakers intensified their scrutiny of the company’s ruptured Line 901 and the oil spill near Santa Barbara last month.
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How the European oil industry decided to save the climate

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As BP Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley recalls, it all started with himself and his peers from Statoil, Total and Royal Dutch Shell, on stage at the forum debating their response to the climate change challenge.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The shale industry could be swallowed by its own debt

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The problem for shale drillers is that they’ve consistently spent money faster than they’ve made it, even when oil was $100 a barrel.
FILE - In this Thursday, April 2, 2105 file photo, Pope Francis Pope holds the book of Gospels as he presides over Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. When Pope Francis visits the United States this fall, he can expect the same rock-star adulation that greets him wherever he goes. But his positions on hot-button issues such as the death penalty and climate change could quickly set the stage for conflict. That may explain why Francis has been clearing the decks on a host of less high-profile matters of contention that could also have marred the visit. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

Energy producers push back against pressure from pope on climate change

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The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world made his plea for the planet, and for the world’s poorest people, in a 181-page letter to bishops Thursday. Companies and industry groups said the fuels they produce are needed to supply rising global demand for energy.
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Exxon’s Kearl expansion comes online, doubles oil sands production

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Exxon Mobil plans to step up production at Kearl in phases, reaching an ultimate capacity somewhere around 345,000 barrels per day by about 2020.
This photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department shows an oil slick from a broken pipeline off the central California coast near Santa Barbara on Tuesday.   (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

UPDATED: California oil spill cleanup costs $62 million

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Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no timetable for when the cleanup will be complete, Plains All American Pipeline’s on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press.
A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

XTO Energy asked to show it’s not causing Texas quakes

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Texas officials remain unconvinced about direct links — even as neighboring Oklahoma embraced research showing wastewater wells were likely causing quakes in that state.
A crew cleans oil from the beach at Refugio State Beach on May 20, 2015 north of Goleta, Calif.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

California officials deny Exxon’s request to truck crude stranded after Plains pipeline breach

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Exxon Mobil estimates it will fill onsite storage at a stranded processing plant in less than one month and need to cease both natural gas and crude production in the area.
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Nabors shareholders OK executive pay after overhaul

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Investors have given Nabors Industries its first symbolic nod of approval on its executive compensation, a sign the land driller’s efforts to rein in large paydays have paid off.
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In this Saturday, May 23, 2015 photo released by the U.S. Coast Guard, two cleanup crew members work to remove oil from the sand along a portion of soiled coastline. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Exxon seeks to use trucks to haul oil after pipeline break

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Exxon Mobil normally moves crude from three offshore platforms through more than 10 miles of pipeline owned by Plains All American Pipeline. The flow has stopped since the pipe ruptured on May 19.