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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

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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

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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

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A drilling tax increase proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich isn’t likely to re-emerge in the Ohio Senate budget revisions due Monday.
Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of French oil company Total, speaks at the IHS Energy CERAWeek in Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

European Big Oil opens schism on climate with U.S. rivals

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“It’s clear that the subject isn’t viewed in the same way on both sides of the Atlantic,” Total SA Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne, one of the signatories, said on Monday at a press conference in Paris. “We are working with those who come forward.”
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto holds the documents he signed that enact reforms to the constitution at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Report: How to make business sense of Mexico’s energy reform

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Mexico is opening its oil and gas fields to foreign investment for the first time in decades – a potential business bonanza for companies that can navigate the changes.
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Water recycling costs coming down in South Texas

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Shale wells require millions of gallons of water. Hydraulic fracturing pumps water, chemicals and sand at high pressure to crack shale, allowing oil and gas to flow up a well.
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Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

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The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, according to researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.
(Diego Giudice/Bloomberg News)

Methane leaks from city pipes have dropped sharply, study finds

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The research suggests that advancements in equipment and better maintenance are helping drive down emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas.
The Freeport LNG plant on April 9, 2014 at Quintana, TX.(Thomas B. Shea)

Cheap Brent adds risk to planned LNG investments

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As oil prices have fallen, so has the margin export projects hope to capture by selling cheaper U.S. gas onto the global markets.
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John Melko (photo: Gardere Wynne Sewell)

Guest commentary: dealing with low energy prices

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Many Texans have seen this movie before, and some of us have seen it several times. Until the commodity cycle turns, as it always does, refocus on the basic blocking and tackling of running a business. Take protective measures to guard against avoidable losses.