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A contractor closes a valve on a tanker truck at a Range Resources hydraulic fracturing operation in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

$1B natural gas pipeline proposed for Pa.

A proposed $1 billion gas pipeline would connect production facilities in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale with markets south toward Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington.  More »
Ford Motor Co. shows the all-new Ford Focus Electric. The automaker says the Focus can be fully charged in three to four hours using a 240-volt outlet. That's half the time it takes to charge the Nissan Leaf, a competitor that went on sale last month.  (AP Photos/Ford Motor Co.)

Ford Focus electric car rated at 105 MPG equivalent by EPA

Ford Motor Co. (F)’s Focus electric car, going on sale in the first half of 2012, was certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to offer the equivalent of 105 miles (169 kilometers) per gallon of gasoline, the automaker said today.  More »
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Obama urges Congress to nix oil, gas tax provisions

President Obama called on Congress Thursday to hold a prompt vote on repealing tax provisions for the oil-and-gas industry amid continually rising gasoline prices.  More »
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Gasoline and oil prices continue to march higher

The price of West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. oil used as a benchmark, rose $1.77 to end at $108.84 a barrel.  More »
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

GOP senators want exemptions for oil, mining payments

Two Republican senators including Texas Sen. John Cornyn urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to add exemptions to proposed disclosure requirements for oil, gas and mining companies’ payments to host nations, saying the rules would harm U.S. industry.  More »

Southwestern Energy pushes natural gas vehicles with truck giveaway

Natural gas producer Southwestern Energy is investing $2.3 million in an effort to raise public support for compressed natural gas transportation, including giving away 21 CNG trucks to employees.  More »
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ERCOT estimates tight but manageable summer power supply

Texas’ grid operator predicts tight electricity supplies during the coming summer’s hottest days, but believes the state can avoid rotating power outages.  More »
Workers check solar panels in Yulin, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Xiao)

Clean-power bill would boost natural gas, renewables

Large retail power companies would have to roughly double how much low-carbon power, such as solar, they sell by 2035 under legislation unveiled today by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., Senate energy committee chairman.  More »
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Gasoline prices continue three-week rise

Rising gasoline prices don’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.  More »
An oil worker walks pass the manifold (right) and frac pumps (left) at a Chesapeake Energy hydraulic fracturing operation near Carrizo Springs, Texas in 2011. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Eagle Ford deals with downside of dramatic growth

The buzzword for Day One of the Eagle Ford Consortium’s inaugural conference: overwhelmed.  More »
The existing Keystone oil pipeline is constructed in North Dakota.   (Photo courtesy of TransCanada)

Bill Clinton says Keystone XL should be built on new route

TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s proposed $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline should be built using an alternate route around the environmentally sensitive Sand Hills of Nebraska, former President Bill Clinton said.  More »
A gas station attendant pumps gas in North Brunswick, N.J. (AP file photo/Mike Derer)

Rising gas prices spur politicians to make bold claims

Soaring gasoline prices tempt politicians in a way that many can’t resist.  More »