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State sues ConocoPhillips for storage tank cleanup

The state of Montana is suing ConocoPhillips alleging a state fund paid $5.5 million to clean up leaks from fuel storage tanks while the company collected insurance payments to cover the cost of the environmental work.  More »
A sign marks the entrance of the secluded Exxon Mobil corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. (AP file photo/LM Otero)

Exxon Mobil says it is developing Point Thomson

Exxon Mobil is on track to develop part of the huge, remote Point Thomson oil and gas field east of Prudhoe Bay, as required under a court settlement reached earlier this year with the Parnell administration, the company’s senior manager on the project told state legislators Tuesday.  More »
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Japan moves closer to restarting nuclear reactors

Japan moved closer to restarting nuclear reactors for the first time since last year’s earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown after a mayor gave his support Thursday to bringing two of them back online.  More »
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Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (AP file photo/Ralph Wilson)

Idea of limited NY fracking divides energy camps

Landowners along New York’s southern border who support natural gas drilling are cheered by reports that the Cuomo administration is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing on a limited basis in towns that want it, though opponents call the idea “shameful.”  More »
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

ND crude production continues at record pace

North Dakota oil drillers are continuing to pull crude from underground at a record pace.  More »
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Oil hovers below $83 ahead of OPEC policy meeting

Oil hovered below $83 a barrel today in Asia as some OPEC members push for the group to cut crude production amid falling prices.  More »
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Oil prices fall on weak retail sales

If Americans aren’t shopping, they don’t need to swing by the gas station for a fill-up quite as often.  More »
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Feds predict fewer oil disruptions than 2011 hurricane season

Storms will cut about 4.5 million barrels of crude and 9.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas production in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to EIA estimates.  More »
Gas prices are expected to hold steady in Texas over the holiday weekend. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Republicans, Democrats at odds on energy issues

Republicans and Democrats seem to be living on different planets when it comes to how to meet U.S. energy needs.  More »
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Report: Crude price hit record in 2011

Despite a relatively normal year in terms of global energy supply and demand, the average global crude price rose above $100 per barrel for the first time on record, according to BP’s annual world energy report.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

Cuomo administration signals N.Y. fracking plan

Landowners along New York’s southern border who support natural gas drilling are cheered by reports that the Cuomo administration is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing on a limited basis only in towns that want it.  More »
This photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a sand dune lizard in Chaves County, N.M., The sand dune lizard is one of the creatures that the advocacy group WildEarth Guardians believes should be emergency listed under the Endangered Species Act. The group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Interior Department, claiming the agency failed to take action on hundreds of species that had been petitioned for listing. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Michael T. Hill)

Conservation efforts help avoid lizard listing

The federal government will not place the dunes sagebrush lizard, a sand-dwelling reptile of the West Texas oil patch, on the lists of species requiring special protection, officials said Wednesday.  More »