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BP seeks return of millions in oil spill damage payments

BP want back millions of dollars in oil spill claims payments it says were “erroneous.”  More »
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Oil industry forms cyberattack information hub

A Hunt Oil executive and others are planning to put together a staff of cyber-security experts this year to form a new group that will collect information and analyze cyber-attacks on the oil and gas industry.  More »
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Encana to sell natural gas assets for $1.8B

Energy producer Encana says it is selling its Bighorn land, pipeline and service arrangement assets for about $1.8 billion to another Canadian company, Jupiter Resources.  More »
People gather on a street in Nagaram village, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh after a state-owned gas pipeline exploded June 27, 2014.  (AP Photo/NNIS via AP Video)

India pipeline blast kills 15 people, guts houses (video)

A state-owned gas pipeline exploded and burst into flames Friday, killing at least 15 people, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of neighboring villages in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, authorities said.  More »
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Virginia coal mine closing, 120 to lose jobs

More than 120 people are being laid off at an Alpha Natural Resources mine in southwest Virginia amid declining production and demand.  More »
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UK audit questions $28 billion of clean power projects

The U.K.’s National Audit Office said it’s not convinced the government decision to award 16.6 billion pounds ($28 billion) of contracts to eight clean-energy projects is worth the risk to taxpayers.  More »
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Oil price steady after US spending grows weakly

The price of oil held steady on Friday as poor U.S. economic data raised the prospect of weak growth in energy demand while fears eased that fighting in Iraq would disrupt exports.  More »
Barbara Brown poses for a photo by the front step of her home that now sits about one foot off the surface of her lawn, Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Reno, Texas. Brown said that the top of the step once sat about four inches off the surface of her lawn. Brown said she believes the sinkholes on her property and the drop of her lawn have to do with natural gas drilling. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Residents put pressure on fracking firms as quakes plague region

Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, but they’ve become common in recent years.  More »
A visitor looks out towards a flare stack on the Oseberg A offshore gas platform operated by Statoil ASA in the North Sea 140kms from Bergen, Norway, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg)

Statoil CEO warns ballooning costs may hamper recovery goals

Surging costs for drilling and maintenance risk hampering Statoil ASA’s goal to boost the recovery rate at its Norwegian offshore oil fields to 60 percent, Chief Executive Officer Helge Lund said.  More »
Arthur Perales III works on a gear reducer at the Weatherford rod-pump manufacturing plant Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Katy. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Video: Inside Weatherford’s new manufacturing center

Weatherford International’s newest manufacturing center in the region was built at a cost of about $100 million and is expected to employ 335 people by the end of next year.  More »
A BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil in Montana. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Fed officials say oil train dangers extend past Bakken

Federal safety officials told senators that all crude rail shipments are flammable — not just the ones carrying Bakken Shale oil that have been involved in well-publicized accidents.  More »
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California wind farm won’t have eagle death penalties

The Shiloh IV Wind Project will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed, harmed or disturbed over five years.  More »