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An LNG tanker (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

LNG boosters tout it as a cleaner, greener alternative to burning coal overseas

Even when U.S. natural gas is super-chilled into a liquid form, shipped by tanker around the globe, and burned to generate electricity, it producers fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the coal it often displaces, according to an industry analysis released Monday.

US drilling states guided on handling quakes

The 150-page report, produced by the StatesFirst initiative, represents perhaps the most candid discussion on the topic since tremors across the mid-continent — including in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and Ohio — began being linked to fracking and deep-injection wastewater disposal around 2009.
Alaska's North Slope.  (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Alaska’s Walker brushes aside reserves tax criticism

Gov. Bill Walker on Friday brushed aside criticism from Republican lawmakers that they were blindsided by his call to reinstate the gas reserves tax during the upcoming special session.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Global job losses surpass 200,000, energy recruitment firm reports

More than 200,000 oil and gas workers across the globe have lost their jobs since the crude collapse started last year.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Gas pipeline is focus of Alaska special session

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Thursday called lawmakers into special session to kick-start stalled consideration of the Alaska natural gas pipeline project
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Royalty checks shrink as oil, gas prices tumble

Land owners who leased their property to drillers during the oil and gas boom with the promise of steady income are feeling the pinch, the Dallas Morning News reported
Environmentalists want California Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP file photo/Nick Ut)

California’s climate fight comes down to late negotiations

The Democratic governor has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
A  2010 file photo shows a sign at a BP  station in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

FERC judge rules against BP in gas manipulation case

The judge’s decision will be taken up for consideration by FERC’s five-member commission, which will issue a final ruling on the case.
A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake Energy seeks dismissal of nonprofits’ lawsuit

Chesapeake Energy is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit that alleges it took oil and gas from a property without a lease agreement with the owners.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Drilling tax hike proposed by Ohio gov. on rocks

A drilling tax increase proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich isn’t likely to re-emerge in the Ohio Senate budget revisions due Monday.