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Japanese lawmakers to lobby for Russian gas pipeline

Japanese lawmakers are reviving efforts for a $5.9 billion natural gas pipeline from Russia to cut energy costs after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.  More »
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EU eyes plan to diversify energy but no easy fixes

The European Union’s executive has proposed a strategy to secure the bloc’s energy supplies — and notably reduce its reliance on Russia — by seeking new supplies from the Caspian Sea, the Mediterranean, and increasing use of transportable Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG.  More »
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Oil higher above $104 on crises in Ukraine, Libya

The price of oil inched higher above $104 a barrel Wednesday as the conflicts in Ukraine and Libya posed renewed risks to crude supplies.  More »
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The first shipment of liquefied natural gas prepares to leave for Japan at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from a landmark $19 billion project in Papua New Guinea has left for Japan. (Exxon Mobil PNG Limited)

ExxonMobil makes first LNG shipment from Papua New Guinea

ExxonMobil Corp. says it’s made its first shipment of liquefied natural gas from a $19 billion project in Papua New Guinea.  More »
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Shakeout threatens shale patch as frackers go for broke

The U.S. shale patch is facing a shakeout as drillers struggle to keep pace with the relentless spending needed to get oil and gas out of the ground.  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)

Greenpeace boards rig heading for Norway’s northernmost drilling site

Activists from environmental group Greenpeace boarded a Statoil rig en route to drill Norway’s northernmost exploration well in the Barents Sea, saying it’s too close to the polar ice cap and a key nature reserve.  More »
Wayne Knox, a contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project, looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Texas, in 2012. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Pipeline defects lead to new federal safety mandates on Keystone XL

Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.  More »
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BP loses bid to halt oil spill payments during high court review

BP can’t delay writing checks for hundreds of millions of dollars in damage claims while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review disputed payments in its $9.2 billion accord over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »
A crane stands next to Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) signage displayed on the company's La Muralla IV deep sea crude oil platform in the waters off Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday, Aug.30, 2013.  (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Mexico’s oil production fell 25 percent in last decade, EIA says

Mexico’s sweeping energy reforms could curb a 25-percent free-fall in oil production the nation has seen over the past decade, the Energy Information Administration said in a report Tuesday.  More »
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Feds writing new oil payment mandates

Financial regulators have quietly confirmed they are rewriting a rule requiring companies to disclose what they pay foreign interests in exchange for rights to harvest oil, gas and other minerals.  More »
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., talks to reporters in Metairie, La., in 2007.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Louisiana energy tour has political tinge

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is taking Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on a tour of oil and gas infrastructure in her home state of Louisiana, with visits on Tuesday to a port supplying offshore platforms and another facility that builds them.  More »
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Houston energy chief tops list as median CEO pay crosses $10 million

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO rose above eight figures for the first time last year.  More »