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Judge rules shale gas pipeline can cross holdout properties

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.  More »
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)

Feds to impose hydraulic fracturing mandates

The Bureau of Land Management regulation set to be issued Friday has drawn fire from industry leaders who insist well-tailored state rules are better than one-size-fits-all federal mandates.  More »
Clean up crews use an absorbent boom to collect oil from along side the Yellowstone River in Laurel, Mont., Monday July 4, 2011. An Exxon Mobil pipeline near Laurel ruptured, spilling crude oil into the Yellowstone. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)

Exxon finishes $1.3 million in work from 2011 Montana spill

The Texas oil giant paid for emergency training for local responders, fisheries improvement projects on the river and new leak detection equipment for the state.  More »
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Industry study ranks Texas 10th in solar capacity

Texas is the 10th-ranked state for U.S. solar capacity, according to a study published Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association, a trade group.  More »
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Petrobras said to pick Citi and Bradesco for asset sales

Petrobras, engulfed in Brazil’s biggest ever corruption scandal, is looking to raise money for expenditures and debt payments this year.  More »
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More Iran oil may flow within months of deal, officials say

Both sides are seeking a final deal by the end of June laying out steps that Iran would have to take to limit its ability to enrich uranium and produce plutonium in exchange for phasing out economic sanctions on energy and banking that have cut crude exports, choked cash flow and halted most oil investment.  More »
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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

Obama’s executive order also directs the government to ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of the federal government’s consumption.  More »
Leahy's Fuels oil delivery driver Eric Svege makes a home heating oil delivery to a Mariana Farms Drive home, in Danbury, Conn, on Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Natural gas withdraw withers as winter nears end

U.S. Energy Information Administration weekly data showed a withdraw of 45 billion cubic feet, bringing total inventories to 1.47 trillion cubic feet.  More »
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Crude inventories offer enough supply for a month of refining runs

The U.S. has enough oil to feed 29 days of refinery demand, the highest level in decades, according to a new government report.  More »
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

Natural gas producer Southwestern Energy will sell its gathering assets in Pennsylvania for $500 million, the company announced Thursday morning.  More »
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Oil exports would give US leverage, former ambassador says

So far, most of the congressional debate on crude exports has focused on the economics of the issue, but former Amb. Carlos Pascual’s comments amplify geopolitical concerns with the longstanding trade restrictions for oil.  More »
Jiang Jiemin, chairman of PetroChina, left, is mobbed by journalists after attending an IPO ceremony for PetroChina at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in Shanghai. (AP Photo)

China indicts former oil boss on corruption charges

Jiang Jiemin was charged with abusing his position at China National Petroleum Corp. and taking bribes, which led to large losses of public money, the national prosecutor’s office said in a statement.  More »
Joe Kaeser, chief executive officer of Siemens AG. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Siemens drops as oil price slump hurts profitability, sales

Siemens is in the midst of cutting 9,000 jobs to save 1 billion euros in costs by 2017.  More »
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Report: Oil and gas on public lands a ‘blind spot’ in climate fight

The report pinpoints rising methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public lands and waters as a significant share of the heat-trapping gases tied to all energy development nationwide.  More »
Martin Craighead, president and CEO of Baker Hughes Incorporated, speaks at the facility located at 9110 Grogans Mill Road Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in The Woodlands. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Baker Hughes’ CEO talked with global conglomerate before Halliburton deal

The CEO of Baker Hughes had met with a global conglomerate in Europe just weeks before his company struck a $35 billion deal to sell itself to Halliburton, new corporate disclosures show.  More »
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