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A Noble Energy rig off the south coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. (AP Photo/Cyprus Press and Information Office, File)

Noble Energy posts $109 million loss

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Despite the collapse in crude oil and natural gas prices, Noble expects to continue ramping up production through the rest of the year at an increasingly cheaper cost.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig operates in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot Oil)

Cabot CEO: “Better days ahead” after second-quarter loss of $27.5 million

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Stubbornly low natural gas prices caused Cabot Oil & Gas Corp to lose $27.5 million in the second quarter, but a new pipeline in the works should help the company more easily move its gas to market and fetch better prices, CEO, Chairman and President Dan Dinges said Friday.
A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

EPA to block drillers from sending wastewater to municipal treatment plants

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The oil and gas industry faces winnowing options for getting rid of the wastewater that flows out of wells, as the EPA moves to block municipal treatment facilities from accepting it and earthquake fears prompt some states to restrict underground disposal.
A spinoff of National Oilwell Varco announced plans to buy a company that supplies the energy industry with pipes, valves and fittings.

Vantage Energy said to explore sale after scrapping IPO in 2014

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The Englewood, Colorado-based company is working with Barclays Plc to find a buyer, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
A spinoff of National Oilwell Varco announced plans to buy a company that supplies the energy industry with pipes, valves and fittings.

Energy Transfer signs small Pennsylvania driller on to $1.5 billion Marcellus project

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The previously announced Revolution project includes a 100-mile pipeline running through Pennsylvania.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig operates in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot Oil)

Cabot’s profits slip 62 percent amid lower oil prices

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The Houston-based company said it offset plunging prices by ramping up output in the first quarter.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot)

Study finds radon in Pennsylvania homes on the rise while Marcellus drilling surges

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Buildings in counties where natural gas is most actively being extracted from the Marcellus shale have in the past decade had much higher measurements of radioactive radon than buildings in low-activity areas, according to the new research.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Property owners seek to block West Virginia pipeline surveys

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The pipeline would stretch about 300 miles from northwestern West Virginia to Virginia’s Pittsylvania County.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Judge rules shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties

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U.S. District Judge Malachy Mannion ruled that the Constitution Pipeline has the necessary permits from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and that it serves the public interest by providing additional natural gas pipeline capacity.
Southwestern Energy chief executive Steven Mueller at a drilling rig near Wonderview, Ark. (Stephen Thornton/The New York Times)

Southwestern Energy sells Pennsylvania pipelines for $500 million

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Natural gas producer Southwestern Energy will sell its gathering assets in Pennsylvania for $500 million, the company announced Thursday morning.