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Barbara Brown poses for a photo by the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas. Brown said that the top of the step once sat about four inches off the surface of her lawn. Brown said she believes the sinkholes on her property and the drop of her lawn have to do with natural gas drilling. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Research links Oklahoma quakes to drilling activity

A recent surge in central Oklahoma earthquakes is likely linked to the disposal of oil and gas wastewater in a handful of high-volume underground wells in the state, according to research released Thursday.  More »
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Mayor Colette Roy Laroche stands next to a railroad crossing along a street of the new downtown core, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. One year after a runaway train destroyed part of Lac-Megantic, Laroche is opening up about her family's losses in the catastrophe that killed two of her cousins and could have claimed the life of her son. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

Quebec town still recovering from train disaster

A year has passed since a runaway oil train slid quietly down a hill in the middle of the night and derailed in a series of explosions that obliterated a large swath of downtown Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.  More »
Enterprise Products Partners liquids storage facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. (Enterprise Products Partners)

Enterprise completes Cushing-to-Gulf pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners said Thursday it has constructed a 512-mile twin to its Seaway crude pipeline running from the oil-tank hub in Cushing, Okla. to the storage units on the Gulf Coast, about 60 miles south of Houston.  More »
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Dr. Ernest Moniz speaks after being sworn in as Energy Secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Energy Department announces $4 billion renewable energy loan program

The U.S. Department of Energy announced unveiled a new $4 billion loan guarantee program to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.  More »
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Lawsuit aims to block US-approved Nevada drilling

The Bureau of Land Management concluded in an environmental analysis in February that energy exploration resulting from the sale of the leases would have little or no impact across about 270 square miles of central Nevada’s Lander, Nye and Esmeralda counties.  More »
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Trains keep rolling from Permian Basin

Trains will roll all month out of the Permian Basin, the largest onshore U.S. oil field, as production outpaces pipeline capacity and a refinery outage saps demand.  More »
Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass. (AP Photo)

Democrats challenge administration’s move on oil exports

Two Democratic senators are challenging the Obama administration’s decision to allow a pair of Texas companies to sell barely processed ultra-light oil overseas, suggesting that the rulings run afoul of the decades-long ban on exporting U.S. crude.  More »
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Oil declines, despite bullish oil inventory data

U.S. crude for August delivery fell 86 cents to $104.48 a barrel.  More »
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We’re on course for highest July 4th gasoline since 2008

Fourth of July gasoline price news depends on how you view it.  More »
Power lines, owned by Energy Future Holdings, near the Lake Hubbard Power Plant near Dallas. (Allison V. Smith/The New York Times)

Energy Future execs, directors paid $25.5M before bankruptcy

Court documents filed this week show Energy Future Holdings CEO John Young, directors and other executives collected a combined $25.5 million in compensation in the year before the Dallas power generator filed for bankruptcy.  More »
Chile's Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco speaks to FuelFix after an industry breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, July 02, 2014. (Dave Rossman photo)

Chile officials visit Houston to urge renewable investment

Typically, when foreign energy ministers visit Houston, they’re in town to pitch the oil and gas sector on investing in their country in order to tap a bounty of oil and gas resources. Officials from Chile in town Wednesday worked a different angle.  More »
Ships and barges hug the shoreline at the Port Corpus Christi. (Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News)

Record LPG exports will drive ship market growth, Latsco says

Increased U.S. exports of liquefied petroleum gas amid higher shale oil production will boost demand for ships that carry gases such as propane, butanes and ethane, according to the director of Latsco Shipping Ltd., said  More »
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