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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)

Cabot, Williams announce new Marcellus pipeline

A natural gas driller and a pipeline company are proposing to build a new pipeline to carry natural gas from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale to the New York and New England markets.  More »
In this Thursday, March 24, 2011 photo, a cluster of houses is seen in Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Delta region.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Shell: Nigeria can produce 4M barrels of oil a day

Nigeria could produce as much as 4 million barrels of oil a day, but production remains held back by chronic problems with the nation’s government and the rampant theft of crude from pipelines, a top official with Royal Dutch Shell PLC said.  More »
Anadarko CEO Jim Hackett (Gary Fountain/For the Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko’s Walker to replace Hackett as CEO

Anadarko Petroleum’s Chief Operating Officer Al Walker will replace CEO James Hackett in May, the company said Tuesday, with Hackett assuming the role of executive chairman until he retires in June 2013.  More »

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BP settles with injured Deepwater Horizon worker

BP Plc (BP/), Transocean Ltd. (RIG) and others involved in the operation of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a worker injured in the blast.  More »
The Constitution spar in the Gulf of Mexico (Anadarko)

Anadarko says Jupiter-1 well off Sierra Leone finds oil

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) said the Jupiter-1 exploration well off Sierra Leone found oil and gas.  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)

Oil profits slide fastest since Lehman collapse on gas

Profits for the biggest U.S. energy producers including Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) are poised to decline the most since the financial meltdown of 2008-09 as the drilling technique known as fracking collapses natural gas prices.  More »
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Gingrich woos with prospect of $2 gallon gas

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is dangling the prospect of gas as low as $2 a gallon if he’s elected.  More »
Mickal Vogt of Covington, La., uses a stick to place tar balls in a jar that washed up on the shore in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010. Large amounts of the oil battered the Alabama coast, leaving deposits of the slick mess some 4-6 inches thick on the beach in some parts. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

UGA scientists to study effects of Gulf oil spill

Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.  More »
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Crews prepare Alaska well blowout site for cleanup

Crews in Alaska’s North Slope have removed some drilling fluid and contaminated snow from areas near a rig involved in a petroleum well blowout.  More »
Workers wait in the evacuation area at the BP Cherry Point  Refinery during a refinery fire, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 north of Ferndale, Wash. A fire at Washington's largest oil refinery broke out Friday afternoon, sparking bursts of flames and creating a thick plume of black smoke that could be seen for miles. (AP Photo/The Bellingham Herald, Philip A. Dwyer)

Faulty flange link eyed as possible cause of fire

A spokesman says a fire at BP’s Cherry Point refinery might have been caused by a leaky flange connection.  More »
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Ecuador court snubs arbitration panel on Chevron

An Ecuadorean appeals court has rejected an order by an international arbitration panel seeking to prevent Amazon rain forest residents from collecting an $18 billion damage award against Chevron Corp. for oil contamination.  More »
Oil pumps work at sunset Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Iran says may cut oil to more European countries

Tehran is considering extending an oil embargo on France and Britain to other European countries, a semiofficial Iranian news agency reported Monday.  More »
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shakes hands with Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa after they signed the United States-Mexico Agreement Concerning Transboundary Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in the Gulf of Mexico in February 2012. (CHARLES DHARAPAK/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Mexico, reach accord on drilling below maritime border

The U.S. and Mexican governments agreed Monday to cooperate on oil and gas development in waters along the nations’ maritime border in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
A unicyclist rides pass a gasoline pricing sign in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

5 tips on getting the best gasoline price

Gasoline prices just keep going up and there’s much speculation they’ll hit $4 a gallon at the pump by Easter. So everybody’s going to need some help around high prices.  More »
Natural gas drilling in the United States has led to far cheaper prices here than in Asia. Photo: Matt Nager / HC

George Mitchell: The duty to fracture responsibly

Natural gas is a wondrous fuel. It emits less carbon dioxide, less mercury, less nitrogen oxide, less sulfur oxide than any other hydrocarbon energy source.  More »