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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)

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

Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Judge says Chevron can subpoena email data in Ecuador case

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The judge also ruled that Chevron’s subpoenas don’t infringe the free-speech rights of the targeted activists.
Categories: Latin America
The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur. Saudi Aramco owns half of Motiva Enterprises.

Motiva’s largest crude unit could shut for a month after fire

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Motiva Enterprises LLC’s Port Arthur, Texas, refinery, may keep its largest crude unit offline because vessels able to transport its output of vacuum gasoil are in tight supply, a person familiar with operations said.
Categories: Refining
A Petrohawk Energy natural gas drilling site in the Eagle Ford Shale is shown in September 2009. (Jake Lacey/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Eagle Ford crude production jumps over year

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Oil production in Texas’s Eagle Ford shale formation rose 60 percent in June from the same month the year before.
Categories: Eagle Ford, Production
Refineries and chemical plants release steam near the Houston ship channel. (AP Photo/File/Pat Sullivan)

Industrial growth will add pressure to Texas power grid, analysts say

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Industrial expansion on the Gulf Coast and Texas shale plays will continue to push up electricity demand on the grid, according to a report issued Monday.
Categories: Electricity
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Global oil price will decline through end of 2013, EIA forecasts

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The global benchmark price of crude oil will fall through the end of 2013, as the United States continues to pump more oil and cut its need for imports, the federal Energy Information Administration forecast in a report this week.
Categories: featured, Markets, Production
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CyrusOne expansion in Houston to grow offerings to oil and gas industry

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Data systems operator CyrusOne expects to substantially grow the seismic computing services it offers to the oil and gas industry with an expansion in Houston.
Categories: Oil field services
Signs opposing the hydraulic fracturing process of drilling for gas, or "fracking"  are posted in Evans City, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Protesters to target Obama with anti-fracking demonstrations

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President Barack Obama will be greeted with a panoply of protesters and picketers during his trip to upstate New York on Thursday and Friday.
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

ND makes list of sites threatened by oil drilling

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Roadless tracts of grasslands, numerous parks, wildlife areas and North Dakota’s highest peak at White Butte are among 40 sites in the western part of the state that have been nominated for increased protection from oil drilling.
Categories: Crude oil, Natural gas
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Wind turbine makers poised for return to profitability

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Wind-turbine makers are poised to make their first profit in years after shutting underused factories and abandoning a drive for growth at all costs.
Categories: Wind
(Photo: Steve Snodgrass/Flickr)

Tepco inspection shows no further radioactive leaks from tanks

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Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), grappling with the worst radioactive spill since the March 2011 nuclear disaster, said an inspection of storage tanks at its wrecked Fukushima plant showed no further leaks of irradiated water.
Categories: Nuclear
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Coastal group asks levee board to drop suit

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The state’s coastal restoration authority voted Wednesday to ask a New Orleans-area flood control board to drop its lawsuit seeking damages from nearly 100 oil and gas companies over coastal erosion allegedly caused by dredging and digging for canals and pipelines.
Categories: Legal issues
(Helge Hansen / Statoil)

Pa. shale drillers says professional help wanted

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Companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions say it has been a challenge to fill openings in engineering, geology, environmental health and other professional fields.
Categories: Production, Shale