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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.
An oil tanker navigates the Houston Ship Channel in Houston, Texas. (Carter Smith/ Bloomberg News file photo)

Government report: Gasoline prices won’t climb if U.S. exports its oil

The EIA analysis also throws some cold water on the entire pro-export crusade, suggesting that widely selling U.S. crude abroad would do little to boost either domestic oil prices or production.
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

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.
(Diego Giudice/Bloomberg News)

Methane leaks from city pipes have dropped sharply, study finds

The research suggests that advancements in equipment and better maintenance are helping drive down emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas.
(Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Report: Crude exports would boost production, lower gas prices

This is the first report to examine the issue in light of the recent decline in oil prices, now slashed to less than half their June 2014 high.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Study ties outsize methane emissions to some oilfield equipment

New research suggests two major oil sector sources of methane emissions are techniques to dislodge fluid from wells and the pneumatic devices used to control valves at the sites.
A woman slides her credit card to buy gasoline in San Francisco, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Who sets gas prices? Look to London, not US, report says

The government’s top energy analysts weighed into the debate on exporting crude Thursday, releasing a study asserting that the cost of gasoline inside the United States is closely tied to the price of international crudes, not domestic oil.
Oil flows out of the top of the transition spool, which was placed into the gushing Macondo wellhead at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010. AP Photo/BP PLC, File)

Researchers find oil footprint from 2010 Gulf oil spill

New research is shedding more light on the fate of the crude that gushed out of BP’s failed Macondo well in 2010.
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Report: Retirees, 401Ks hold most shares in oil & gas industry

The biggest owners of oil and gas companies aren’t found inside their boardrooms.
(Kimberly White/Bloomberg News)

Federal agency says oil exports would lower pump prices

Ending the United States’ longstanding ban against most crude exports could lift oil prices inside the country while decreasing the cost of gasoline, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday.