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Oklahoma leaders looking for more wind regulations

Oklahoma rolled out the welcome mat for the wind industry a decade ago with lucrative tax incentives and a lax regulatory environment, but as the number of wind farms has skyrocketed, so too has the concern among landowners.  More »
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YPF quarterly profit misses analysts’ estimates on higher costs

President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s government allows oil producers to remain profitable amid a slump in crude prices by setting fourth-quarter prices of $83.90 for Medanito light oil and $74 for Escalante heavy oil.  More »
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Alberta energy drillers pivot to natural gas as oil plunges

Alberta’s gas prices dropped 35 percent last year while oil fell 46 percent. U.S. crude prices have plunged below $50 from last year’s high above $107 after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries resisted calls to cut output amid a surge of U.S. crude production.  More »
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Group backs off plan to put fracking ban on Colorado ballot

State employment figures show that about 26,000 people were directly employed in the oil and gas industry in Colorado in 2013-14, including support operations. The industry claims a much large number based on an economic ripple effect.  More »
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Celebrities line up to blast Keystone XL

The singers, filmmakers and actors — including “Revenge” star Emily VanCamp and Dawn Oliveri of “House of Lies” — lay out arguments against the pipeline in a new video.  More »
A man walks up Tremont Street in the snow as winter storm Juno continues to move through Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Snow will fall across eastern Massachusetts for the next several hours as the blizzard that missed New York buries much of New England, shutting down transportation and knocking out power to thousands of consumers and to Entergy Corp.?s Pilgrim nuclear plant. Photographer: Scott Eisen/Bloomberg

Natural gas futures fall despite frigid temperatures

Not even powerful cold could save natural gas prices.  More »
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CenterPoint officials say they aren’t worried about Houston’s economy

CenterPoint Energy, the monopoly utility company serving Houston-area electric companies, reported a 55.8 percent increase in profits in the fourth quarter Thursday.  More »
The headquarters of GDF Suez SA stand at La Defense in Paris. (Nigel Dickinson/Bloomberg)

GDF Suez to lower spending on oil crash as 2014 profit falls

GDF Suez had lowered its 2014 profit forecast because two nuclear reactors in Belgium remained halted due to safety checks of cracks in their cores.  More »
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Repsol profit triples as refining counterbalances oil drop

Oil’s drop of almost 50 percent over the past six months pushed companies from Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc to BP Group Plc and Statoil ASA to announce investment cuts in the past month.  More »
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Premier oil suspends dividend after posting full-year loss

First oil from its Solan project in the North Sea west of Shetlands is now expected in the second half instead of the second quarter because of poor weather conditions, the company said.  More »
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CGG to cut about 400 jobs after 2014 $1.2 billion net loss

Last year, Europe’s second-biggest oil-services provider Technip approached CGG about a combination of the two French companies specialized in providing equipment and studies for the energy industry. The surveyor, which has cut jobs and reduced its fleet, rejected the bid.  More »
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Transocean could take only a week to shelve out-of-work rigs, execs say

Transocean reported a loss in the fourth quarter as it took a $992 million goodwill impairment charge on the sinking value of its drilling business and other charges, it said late Wednesday.  More »
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak on March 22, 2012 at the TransCanada Stillwater pipe yard in Cushing, Oklahoma. Obama spoke about the Keystone XL pipeline and his energy policies. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. tells Canada its climate goal may play Keystone role

Obama has secured climate concessions from China and India as part of those UN talks. A similar deal with Canada could help offset the anticipated environmental damage from the TransCanada Corp. pipeline, responding to project opponents.  More »
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Effort to seize Nebraska land for pipeline remain on hold

The proposed pipeline still needs presidential approval before it could be built across Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska to connect with existing pipelines.  More »
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Putin threatens Ukraine with gas cutoff

Putin said that Ukraine’s latest payment would be good only for another three to four days, warning that Russia will have to turn off the tap if Ukraine doesn’t remit payment quickly.  More »
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