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In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.

Uptick in quakes could prompt action from Oklahoma lawmakers

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In this Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, Gov. Mary Fallin talks with the media after meeting with members of the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity in Oklahoma City. With both the number and power of earthquakes increasing in Oklahoma, the Republican-controlled Legislature may be ready to take steps aimed at curbing the quakes scientists have linked to the underground disposal of oil and gas wastewater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Oklahoma this year has already had more than 90 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, which is generally when most people start to feel them.
Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Obama: Cheap gasoline prices drove oil tax decision

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The proposal faces an uphill battle in the Republican-led Congress, which has repeatedly pushed back against the president’s climate change initiatives.
Categories: Crude oil, featured, Gasoline

Mudlogger Kelly Leininger, 36, left, gets help removing a geolograph from drilling crew worker, Joe Garcia, 24, at a Price Drilling rig on a ranch owned by Richard Collier in Zavala County, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The area is in the edge of the Eagle Ford Shale which seen a decrease in activity due to the low oil prices. Collier owns a company that sells pipe to drilling companies and his business has also been affected. The geolograph records the depth of the penetration during the drilling of a site.

NYSE removes Goodrich Petroleum from listing

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Goodrich, which was trading below $1 a share for an extended period of time, was removed from the nation’s foremost stock exchange at the end of Wednesday for the “abnormally low” price levels.
LNG storage tanks are seen at Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG facility.  (J. Patric Schneider)

Cheniere delays first Sabine Pass LNG export

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The shipment was originally secluded to depart in late January.
Categories: LNG, Natural gas
An employees stands for a photograph near wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Renewables attracted record $329 billion of investment in 2015

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While oil companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc eliminate jobs and curb capital spending to cope with prices that have fallen two-thirds in 18 months, renewables are enjoying a renaissance underpinned by rules designed to curb fossil-fuel emissions damaging the atmosphere.
Categories: Biofuels, Solar, Wind

Oil investment plummets, while clean energy investment rises

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The crude complex is rocking out in celebration of Dave Grohl’s 47th birthday today, pushing higher while risk aversion reigns in broader markets overnight. European and most Asian equity markets have been playing catch-up with yesterday’s rout in the US, yet as US equities look to rebound today, so doth crude. In terms of economic […]
Categories: Crude oil, Solar
An oil well owned an operated by Apache Corporation in the Permian Basin are viewed on February 5, 2015 in Garden City, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil companies scrap $380 billion in new projects, Wood Mac says

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The energy research firm’s dollar-figure estimate has nearly doubled since its first report on the matter last July, as oil prices crashed from around $60 a barrel in the summer to about $30 a barrel this week.
Categories: Crude oil, featured, Markets
A structure is damaged after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Brad Graverson)

Federal inquiry says Exxon refinery explosion could’ve caused many deaths

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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board report called the incident a “serious near miss” and accused Irving-based Exxon Mobil of not properly following its safety procedures at the Torrance refinery near Los Angeles.
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U.S., Iran forge new relationship as nuke deal advances

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For diplomats from countries without diplomatic relations, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sure are doing a lot of diplomacy.
Crews fight a large oil rig fire Wednesday near Chickasha, Okla. (KOTV, Oklahoma City)

Fire crews battle oil rig fire in Oklahoma

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Continental Resources said all employees have been accounted for and are safe and that the cause of the fire is unknown.
Categories: Accidents
Report: In the Eagle Ford Shale, everyone is looking to Karnes County now

Eagle Ford production to slide; EIA looks at the tax impact

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Oil production from the Eagle Ford Shale will dip again in February, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Production of crude oil and the light oil condensate is expected to slide by about 72,000 barrels daily, to around 1.15 million barrels per day. It would be the 11th straight monthly drop
Categories: Crude oil
The Dow Chemical Co. logo is displayed on the company's headquarters  in Midland, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, July 22, 2011. Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker, is expected to announce quarterly earnings on July 27. Photographer:Frank Polich/Bloomberg

Dow Chemical CEO reiterates commitment to Brazoria County

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Liveris visited Lake Jackson on Tuesday to commemorate the opening of Dow’s new Texas Innovation Center, which is a five-building technology development facility that can accommodate more than 2,000 workers.
Categories: Chemicals, Deals, General, Texas
In this June 26, 2014 file photo, Austin Holland, research seismologist at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, hangs up a chart depicting earthquake activity at their offices at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. A study published Thursday, July 3, 2014 by the journal Science explains how just four wells forcing massive amounts of drilling wastewater into the ground are probably causing quakes in Oklahoma. The wells seem to have triggered more than 100 small-to-medium earthquakes in the past five years, according to a study (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Oklahoma regulators order reduced injection well volumes after quakes

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The Oklahoma Geological Survey has said it is “very likely” that most earthquakes are triggered by the subsurface injection of wastewater from the drilling operations.
A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

Exxon deficiencies found in California refinery blast

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The explosion could have been much worse, said Chairwoman Vanessa Allen Sutherland.
Categories: Accidents, Refining