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Texas leads U.S. in greenhouse gas emissions

As the nation’s light switch and gas pump, Texas releases far more greenhouse gases into the air than any other state, according to federal data released Wednesday.  More »
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Gas prices see another big rise in 2012

The New Year hasn’t been good for gasoline prices.  More »
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Troy Polamalu’s Gasland post leads to Facebook debate

First, it was Jerome Bettis who stepped up to the line of scrimmage to tackle harmful emissions from power plants. Now Troy Polamalu has blitzed into the debate over hydraulic fracturing — whether or not he even meant to.  More »

Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (AP file photo/Ralph Wilson)

Opinion: Separating facts from fiction in fracking

Threats by Iran to blockade the Straits of Hormuz and the political gridlock over the Keystone XL Pipeline construction project have put energy where it rightly belongs: front and center.  More »
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Kinder Morgan said to prepare to sell El Paso’s production unit in parts

Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) is preparing to start talks on selling off parts of El Paso Corp. (EP)’s oil and gas exploration and production unit in case the pipeline operator can’t find a buyer for the whole division, said people with knowledge of the matter.  More »
Citizens respond to speakers during a community forum to discuss recent seismic activity related to deep wastewater injection wells, in Youngstown, Ohio. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Hundreds seek answers at Youngstown quake meeting

Boos, applause and the occasional outburst marked a gathering of about 500 northeast Ohioans seeking explanations Wednesday for a series of earthquakes that has hit their area since deep injection drilling came to town.  More »
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Nigerian unions vow to paralyze oil output

Nigeria’s two main oil unions threatened to shut output in Africa’s top crude producer as a national strike entered its fourth day, mounting pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan to restore fuel subsidies.  More »
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Loan guarantee likely wouldn’t apply to LNG line

An Alaska natural gas pipeline project that would serve overseas markets seemingly wouldn’t qualify for a loan guarantee under federal law.  More »
An Iranian oil worker repairs a pipe at an oil refinery in Tehran, Iran. The latest U.S. sanctions to be imposed on Iran have not only unveiled the depth of the country's economic woes, but exposed new fault lines within the government just two months before parliamentary elections that should bolster the control of the ruling clerics. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Japan to reduce Iran oil imports, supporting US

Japan gave a boost today to the U.S. campaign to sanction Iran over its nuclear program, pledging to buy less Iranian oil, a day after China reacted coolly to the U.S. effort.  More »
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Controversy mars start of review of Asia pipeline

The chief of an aboriginal community that stands to be most affected by a proposed pipeline to Canada’s Pacific coast called the Canadian government’s environmental review of the project a song-and-dance on Tuesday.  More »
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SD court hearing set in oil refinery dispute

The fight over a Texas company’s plan to build a $10 billion oil refinery in southeastern South Dakota is moving to court.  More »
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Dynegy examiner picked by U.S. Trustee to probe reorganization

The U.S. Trustee appointed an examiner to investigate the reorganization of Dynegy Inc., the power company that put some of its units into bankruptcy.  More »
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron warns on 4Q profit

Chevron said its fourth-quarter profit will be “significantly” lower than the third-quarter results, partly because of weaker profit margins on refining and marketing. The oil giant said Wednesday that its usually profitable refining and marketing business will roughly break even. Refinery volumes were weak, the company said.  More »
Dust permeates the air at a Chesapeake Energy Co. hydraulic fracturing operation at a well site near Carrizo Springs, Texas. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express News)

Natural gas falls to lowest price in a decade

In many parts of the U.S., thermostats haven’t been turned up as much this year.  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)

Labor shortage continues to plague expanding energy industry

Recruiting from the shipbuilding, military and construction industries is the best way for the oil and gas industry to overcome the lack of skilled workers, according to recruitment firm NES Global Talent.  More »