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Antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin. (Photo: Mead Gruver, Associated Press)

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.  More »
A deal signed in May 2013 between Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International would add a liquefied natural gas export terminal to the existing Golden Pass import terminal in the Port Arthur community of Sabine Pass.

Senate panel blocks vote on LNG export plan

A plan to accelerate U.S. natural gas exports in response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea failed in the Senate on Wednesday, amid criticism that it could derail a Ukraine aid package.  More »
(AP Photo/LM Otero)

Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.  More »
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A jackup rig works on an Energy XXI project in the Main Pass complex of the Gulf of Mexico, located in about 100 feet of water near the mouth of the Mississippi River. (Martin L Vargas / Energy XXI)

Energy XXI chief: Massive Gulf merger will drive oil field growth (photos)

Energy XXI’s $1.5 billion deal to buy another offshore oil and gas producer is a rare breed in the energy industry, as corporate acquisitions have given way to a slew of asset transactions in recent years. CEO John Schiller says it’s a chance to capitalize on synergies that oil producers don’t typically get when offshore leases simply trade hands.  More »

Survey: Women confront barriers in oil and gas industry

Oil and gas companies are trying to lure women into the industry, but they have some work to do, according to a new report.  More »
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Four workers hurt in Texas gas plant fire

Four contract workers have suffered burns in a flash fire at an Enterprise Products natural gas processing plant in South Texas.  More »
A scavenger in Lagos, Nigeria sorts out iron and plastic to sell at the Olusosun dump site the city's largest dump. Nigeria's most populous city is turning its problems into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

Using trash to make electric power in Nigeria (photos)

Lagos is engulfed in waste. But the Nigerian city is turning its problem into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity.  More »

Houston companies to form major Gulf oil producer in $1.5B deal

Energy XXI said Wednesday it is planning to pay $1.5 billion to buy EPL Oil & Gas, a rare corporate acquisition that would make it the largest public oil producer in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Air Liquide starts up nitrogen plant for North Dakota drillers

Air Liquide has started up a nitrogen plant in North Dakota to supply oil field operations there, the company said Wednesday.  More »

Oil drops below $99 on China slowdown jitters

The price of oil dropped below $99 a barrel Wednesday as the possibility of a deeper economic slowdown in China fed expectations of weaker demand.  More »
This photo taken on March 3 and provided by the North Dakota Health Department, shows bags full of radioactive oil filter socks, the nets that strain liquids during the oil production process, piled in an abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.  (AP Photo/North Dakota Health Department)

Officials: Cache of illegal oil field waste found

Filter socks, which can become contaminated with naturally occurring radiation, are banned for disposal in North Dakota.  More »
A rendering of Dow's new Texas Innovation Center. (Dow Chemical Co.)

Dow Chemical plans new research compound near Houston (video)

Dow Chemical Co. is building a new campus south of Houston where 2,000 employees will focus on product innovation, the latest Texas investment by a chemical company benefiting from the shale rush.  More »
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