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Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, right, listen as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Obama has resisted because of environmental concerns.  More »
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AAA: Nearly 4 million more Americans on the road for holidays

Millions more drivers will look to take advantage of plummeting gas prices this winter.  More »
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Citgo says Conoco probe may ‘freak out’ potential buyers

ConocoPhillips claims Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is trying to avoid paying compensation for assets that former President Hugo Chavez nationalized in 2007.  More »

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Small natural gas leak reported from Enbridge pipeline in Michigan

The Dec. 8 leak was disclosed this week to a task force of state agencies investigating the safety of petroleum pipelines in Michigan.  More »
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U.S. households to spend $550 less on gasoline in 2015

The average U.S. household can expect to spend $550 less at the gasoline pump in 2015 thanks to both falling gasoline prices and more fuel-efficient vehicles, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »
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Enterprise abandons Bakken pipeline

The proposed line would have run 1,200 miles from the prolific oilfields of North Dakota to the oil transportation hub in Cushing, Oklahoma.  More »
A lawsuit claims that Goldman Sachs' involvement steered El Paso into Kinder Morgan's arms for a lower price than the company was worth. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

Big oil could chop $930B in projects as prices fall

Global oil markets could lose as much as 7.5 million barrels of crude over the next decade if sunken oil prices stall the slate of new oil and gas projects around the world, a new report says.  More »
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Ruble slides again as falling oil prices take toll

The ruble has lost half of its value this year. But the decline intensified in the past months as the economy came under pressure from Western sanctions and plunging oil prices.  More »
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Repsol agrees to buy Canada’s Talisman for $8.3 billion

Repsol has been seeking to spend about $10 billion on takeovers since receiving compensation in May from Argentina for the 2012 nationalization of YPF SA.  More »
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Nigeria’s oil unions continue strike that may curtail exports

Any reduction in pumping would coincide with a collapse in the price of Nigeria’s biggest source of revenue.  More »
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Energy leaders pledge cooperation despite discord over Keystone

The three-nation talks took place as global oil prices fall to the lowest in five years, possibly putting a dent in the surge of domestic production from shale drilling.  More »
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Study: All-electric cars may not be so green

The key is where the source of the electricity all-electric cars.  More »
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Houston company loses control of gas well in Ohio

The company evacuated field personnel and residents in the area.  More »
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U.S. shale junk debt tumbles amid oil crunch

Prices for the risky corporate bonds that have fueled the U.S. shale energy boom are plummeting as oil prices have fallen below $60 a barrel for the first time in more than five years.  More »
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Crude seen falling to $50 in 2015 as OPEC fails to stem glut

Brent futures sank to a five-year low Monday, two weeks after OPEC decided to maintain output even as the highest U.S. production in three decades swells a global surplus.  More »
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