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Senate approves long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency

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The Senate bill was co-sponsored by Democrat Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. A similar bill was defeated last year after it became enmeshed in a partisan fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
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Kinder Morgan IDs shippers for planned natural gas pipeline

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The pipeline’s capacity is from 1.2 billion to 2.2 billion cubic feet of gas per day.
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Kinder Morgan to give more public info on New Hampshire pipeline plan

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In a letter sent last week to Kinder Morgan, the state’s congressional delegation asked the company to do more public outreach beyond five meetings conducted recently in communities affected by the proposal.
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Gas price fears factor into oil export debate

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A new survey ordered up by refiners fighting to preserve the oil export ban suggests voters are wary of selling crude overseas while the United States still relies on foreign supplies and as gasoline prices hang in the balance.
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Nine states tighten carbon dioxide pollution rules

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Massachusetts and eight other states are part of the nation’s first multi-state “cap-and-trade” program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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Protesters arrested at Irving Oil building

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Five protesters, including one from Texas, have been arrested after they locked themselves to each other with steel pipes and refused to leave the Irving Oil corporate building in New Hampshire.
Production of biomass-based diesel fuel has begun at the Diamond Green Diesel plant, where green tanks that store animal fat are shown. The plant, a joint venture of Valero Energy Corp. and Darling International Inc., produces renewable diesel fuel that Valero will market. The plant is located at Valero's St. Charles refinery in Louisiana, (bottom right) where it has access to a rail line and docks. (Darling International Inc.)

Valero revamps approach to renewable energy

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The San Antonio refiner has quietly pulled out of a partnership to build a cellulosic ethanol plant while a second plant in which it’s a partner started producing renewable diesel this summer.
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Exxon Mobil must pay $236M in pollution case

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A New Hampshire jury has found ExxonMobil liable in a long-running lawsuit over groundwater contamination by the gasoline additive MTBE. The oil giant could pay hundreds of millions of dollars to clean it up.
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Exxon Mobil calls pollution suit a scapegoat

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Lawyers for Exxon Mobil say the state of New Hampshire is looking for a lot of money and a scapegoat in its lawsuit over the oil giant’s use over the gasoline additive MTBE, the longest state trial in state history.
The Memorial Bridge downriver closed to vehicle traffic in 2011 to allow for a replacement bridge to be built. (Jim Cole/AP)

Oil tanker hits bridge, span closed

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A heavily traveled bridge that links Maine and New Hampshire was closed to traffic Monday after an oil tanker broke loose from a pier and struck the span, but there was no sign of a spill and no reports of injuries, officials said.