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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Average pump price passes $3.50 for first time in 6 months

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The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline passed $3.50 for the first time since Sept. 18, jumping 23 cents over the last 34 days, according to AAA.
Categories: Gasoline, Transportation
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Report: Fracking could raise earthquake risks in California

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A potential boom in hydraulic fracturing in California would increase the risks of earthquakes in the state, according to a report that environmental groups released Thursday.
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

Shell to slash US investment on shale disappointments

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Shell’s Chief Executive Officer Ben van Beurden says the company will cut capital spending in the U.S. by 20 percent in 2014 after setbacks in its shale gas operations and in Alaska.
Categories: Shale
The San Onofre nuclear power plant along Pacific Ocean coastline in San Onofre, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

California vies to replace closed nuke plant power

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More than two years after the San Onofre nuclear power plant stopped production, California is looking to fill the gap left in its energy grid by the plant that provided enough electricity for 1.4 million homes.
Categories: Nuclear
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Company plans $2B Ethiopian power project on imploded volcano

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Reykjavik Geothermal, the Icelandic power-plant builder, plans to begin drilling in Ethiopia by July as part of a $2 billion project to develop the renewable energy source, Chief Operating Officer Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson said.
Categories: Africa, Electricity
An Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency boat patrols the Malacca Strait off Aceh province located in the area of northern Sumatra island on March 12, 2014 in search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.  ( AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images)

Energy tie to Malaysian jet mystery? (video)

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Did an oil rig worker see the Malaysian jet going down?
Categories: Accidents, Asia, Offshore
An engineer walks past heat exchangers at the Bryan Mound Strategic Petroleum  Reserve site near Freeport, Texas. (Photo:Sharon Steinmann/Houston Chronicle)

US to tap strategic petroleum reserve

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The Obama administration will release 5 million barrels of sour crude from the United States’ emergency stockpile in what officials described as a “test” of the nation’s capability to respond to oil supply disruptions around the globe.