Fuel Fix

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

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Phillips 66 acquires lubricants company

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Phillips 66 announced today that it will buy Spectrum Corp., a Memphis-based specialty lubricants company.
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EPA claims victory in Supreme Court decision on pollution rules

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The Supreme Court upholds the EPA’s efforts to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, refineries and factories — a key affirmation of the Obama administration’s climate agenda.
A  male sage grouse, performs  his strut, near  Rawlins, Wyo. (AP Photo/Rawlins Daily Times, Jerret Raffety, File)

Oil, gas project OK’d on Nevada sage grouse land

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Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse.
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Oil rises on Iraq conflict, upbeat China data

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The price of oil rose Monday, with global crude hovering near a nine-month high, after Islamic militants captured more territory in Iraq and a report on Chinese manufacturing indicated that the No. 2 economy is on the mend.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
In this June 11, 2014, photo, the scenic Little Missouri River winds it's way inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park located in the Badlands of North Dakota. The park of more than 70,000 acres sits atop the Bakken shale. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park

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Oil development is strictly forbidden within Theodore Roosevelt National Park itself, but park officials worry that the flares, lights and noise from drilling just beyond the protected area are sullying the natural spaces cherished by Roosevelt as a bespectacled young man in his mid-20s.
Logos sit on turbine units outside the GE Power and Water plant, operated by General Electric Co., in Veresgyhaz, Hungary, on Thursday, May 15, 2014.  (Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg)

France agrees to buy 20% stake in Alstom

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The final obstacle to GE’s $17 billion takeover of Alstom’s power division was overcome Sunday after the French government agreed to terms with the French engineering company’s main shareholder.

The Spoils of War 2: Expect Dire Consequences if Syrian Contagion Spreads to Oil

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Among the dismal reports coming out of Iraq, a seemingly minor but highly significant item was news that ISIS and the Iraqi government were battling over the Baiji oil refinery near Tikrit. The Baiji oil refinery, news reports noted, could be a key installation in providing fuel. Indeed, back in the day so-called “insurgents” often […]
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The four candidates in the race are Tom Tancredo, Scott Gessler, Mike Kopp and Bob Beauprez. (AP Photos/Files)

Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidates discuss fracking

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The four Republican gubernatorial contenders in Colorado’s Tuesday primary answer questions about what they’d do if elected. Here, they talk about how fracking. Each responded in writing. Answers were edited for space reasons
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Five things to know about how Iraq’s turmoil affects oil markets

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Sarah Haggas, an expert on the Middle East region for the energy team at consulting firm IHS, explains what you need to know about how turmoil in Iraq by militant group ISIS is affecting the energy sector.
Workers install equipment at a natural gas plant in the Mont Belvieu, Texas complex, May 1, 2007. (Brett Coomer/Chronicle)

Rumored Targa deal a bust, but firm is ripe for buyout

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The rumored $15 billion deal for control of a Houston natural gas pipeline operator never got past the initial talks, Targa Resources said after its shares soared on reports it was closing in on a sale.
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Oil prices end week with a slight gain

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A battle for control of Iraq’s biggest refinery remained undecided.
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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico projects are more resilient to short-term price swings, a new report finds.

Photos: At sea with Shell and the landmark Mars B project

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Shell Oil Company has touted the project, expected to produce more than 100,000 barrels of oil a day at its peak, as one of its most important startups this year.