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Linn Energy is selling $2.3 billion in assets

Proceeds from Linn’s sales will be to pay for $2.3 billion worth of assets it bought Devon Energy Corp.  More »
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Ohio State researchers build rechargeable solar battery

The researchers say the new battery could make solar energy more affordable and open the door for its widespread use as a sustainable power source.  More »
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Dune Energy investor challenges buyout deal

A shareholder of Dune Energy is trying to stop a $21.9 million outside bid to buy the small Houston oil producer even as it makes a deal with lenders to avert debt default while it consummates the deal.  More »
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled Sept. 4 that BP acted recklessly and bears most of the responsibility for the 2010 oil spill. The ruling exposes BP to about $18 million in civil fines under the Clean Water Act. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BP asks court to revise findings or grant new trial

BP wants a a federal judge to change his findings that it was reckless in the days before the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill or grant it a new trial.  More »
Gulf Coast refiners are importing less foreign crude, according to a new report. (Valero Energy photo)

Refiners: We can take all your oil

Refiners opposed to oil exports said Thursday they have more than enough plants and equipment to swallow up all of the light, sweet crude flowing out of U.S. wells, countering the chief argument of oil producers hoping for a new era of overseas sales.  More »
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Fire at offshore Alaska gas platform prompts evacuation

No spill has been reported in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The platform is operated by Hilcorp Alaska.  More »
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Oil boom gives lift to methane mitigation industry

New and potential mandates forcing oil companies to clamp down on methane leaking from wells, valves and pipelines could be a money-maker for the growing industry built around finding and stopping that pollution, according to a report issued Thursday.  More »
Rex Tillerson, chairman, president, and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation, address' a crowd during the Greater Houston Partnership's State of Energy event at the Hyatt Regency Houston Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Houston. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Tillerson: Houston at center of energy revolution

In a speech made today in downtown Houston, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson offered an extensive overview of the rise of North American oil and gas production and urged lawmakers to leave politics out of industry regulations.  More »
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Angry Michigan residents blocking Energy Transfer pipeline work

ET Rover Pipeline LLC might need to seek a court order to survey land since many residents of Genesee County are refusing to allow crews on their property.  More »
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Wannabe condensate exporters might not wait for green light

Energy companies eager to export a processed ultra-light oil known as condensate may not keep waiting for the government’s green light, a top trade lawyer said Thursday.  More »
Maynard Holt, co-president of investment advisers Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

As unconventionals dominate, buyers and sellers flip

Just a few years ago, the hope for a smaller exploration and production was to get bought up by an industry giant hoping to add assets to its ever-expanding portfolio. Today, that dynamic has been flipped entirely on its head.  More »
Emilio Lozoya Austin, chief executive officer of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), pauses during a session on day three of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Exxon, Pemex sign cooperation agreement

The companies agreed to analyze exploration, drilling and refining opportunities.  More »
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