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Shell said to be in Anadarko talks for Mozambique gas

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) has started discussions with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) over a bid for the U.S. producer’s gas assets in Mozambique, where energy companies are looking to tap the largest discoveries in a decade, according to people familiar with the situation.  More »
A deep-water drilling rig works in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Jin Liangkuai)

Italy seeks $18 billion investment ditching offshore ban

Mario Monti’s government is trying to attract as much as $18 billion in investment to Italy by relaxing a ban on offshore oil and natural-gas exploration imposed by Silvio Berlusconi after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.  More »
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaks through ice in the Arctic Ocean in 2009. In a 2010 report, the Coast Guard said it eventually would need three heavy-duty and three medium-duty icebreakers for the Arctic. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard )

Shell-led Arctic push finds U.S. shy in icebreakers

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) has spent $4.5 billion since 2005 preparing to explore for oil off Alaska’s north coast in the Arctic. U.S. taxpayers may end up paying almost as much to supervise future operations in the region.  More »
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Chevron settles pollution complaint at NJ plant

New Jersey officials say Chevron U.S.A. has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to resolve allegations that its asphalt refinery in Perth Amboy violated air pollution laws.  More »
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BLM oil, gas lease sale nets more than $28 million

Parcels in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma netted more than $28 million in the Bureau of Land Management’s quarterly oil and natural gas lease sale.  More »
Environmental activists stage a "human oil spill" at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. to protest plans to replace and expand a pipeline that fouled the Kalamazoo River two years ago, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Melissa Anders)

Environmentalists stage Capitol ‘human oil spill’

Environmental activists have staged a “human oil spill” at the Michigan Capitol to protest plans to replace and expand a pipeline that fouled the Kalamazoo River two years ago.  More »
Welding crews lay pipelines in Texas to move oil and gas extracted from the Eagle Ford Shale to market. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Texas leaders to discuss policies at energy summit

State leaders and private-sector energy experts will meet at the Irving Energy Summit to discuss developing Texas’ natural resources.  More »
Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose arrives at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo for a press conference Thursday, July 19, 2012. The new head of the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant has vowed to try to overcome deep public distrust in his company. But Hirose also says he's not ready to agree with a parliamentary panel's conclusion that cozy ties between the government and industry were to blame for last year's nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TEPCO president vows to overcome public distrust

The new head of the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant has vowed to try to overcome deep public distrust in his company.  More »
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Venezuela says Chevron to invest $2 billion in field

Venezuela is a major oil supplier to the United States.  More »
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Kinder Morgan profits fall, distributions grow

Second-quarter profit fell 33 percent decline as Kinder Morgan prepared to sell off assets to meet regulatory requirements for its El Paso acquisition.  More »
Flowers grow in front of a sign at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chesapeake’s biggest shareholder backs CEO

“All of the leadership controversy is now moot,” Southeastern officials said in a letter.  More »
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Enterprise, Enbridge advance work on Seaway pumps

The Seaway line ends near Freeport, south of Houston.  More »