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A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake Energy rebounds after denying bankruptcy plans

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The Oklahoma City oil and gas producer has some $11.6 billion in debt and a $500 million note due next month, according to regulatory filings.

Chesapeake Energy rebounds after denying bankruptcy plans

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A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
The Oklahoma City oil and gas producer has some $11.6 billion in debt and a $500 million note due next month, according to regulatory filings.
Motorists refuel at a Mobil gas station in Pittsfield, Mass., where regular gasoline is for sale at $1.99 per gallon, Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP) BERKSHIRE COURIER OUT, GREAT BARRINGTON RECORD OUT, RURAL INTELLIGENCER OUT, BERKSHIRES OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

National gasoline average now below $1.75 a gallon

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Prices at the pump are currently at their lowest prices in seven years courtesy of bountiful supply and cheap costs of crude oil
Categories: Consumers, featured, Gasoline

A team from NRG Energy is installing a 100 kilowatt solar power system at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this week. NRG Energy owns Houston’s Reliant Energy. (Photo: NRG Energy)

Cheapest solar panels no longer best, SunPower CEO says

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Chinese solar manufacturers that are still trying to sell the cheapest panels have failed to adapt to an industry seeking more efficient products, said SunPower Corp. (SPWR) Chief Executive Officer Tom Werner.
Categories: Solar
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Group: ND energy production doubles since 2007

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A group representing North Dakota’s various energy sectors says the state’s energy production from all sources has doubled since 2007.
Beach-goers walk on the sand near the San Onofre nuclear power plant in San Clemente , Calif.  (AP Photo, Lenny Ignelzi, File)

State Senate hearing to eye life after San Onofre

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A state Senate committee planned a hearing with California’s chief energy officials Wednesday to discuss the lost electricity, lost jobs and other consequences of the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant that was announced last month.
Categories: Nuclear

Randy Udall – A Comet Passes

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[Ed: For those who may not have heard, James “Randy” Udall, a co-founder and driving force in building ASPO-USA, died recently while hiking in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. Below is a tribute from three friends who enjoyed many years working alongside Ra…
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the BP operated off shore oil rig, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)

Commissioners Court declines request to sue BP

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Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday refused to approve a request from County Attorney Vince Ryan to sue BP for an estimated $1.6 million in connection with the 2010 oil spill caused by the explosion of the company’s Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Wrecked oil tankers and debris from a runaway train are piled up following a deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press)

Criminal probe opens in Quebec oil train derailment

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Canadian authorities said Tuesday they have opened a criminal investigation into the fiery wreck of a runaway oil train as the death toll climbed to 15, with dozens more bodies feared buried in the blackened, burned-out ruins of this small town.
Categories: Accidents, Canada
Workers inspect a railway car that was part of a convoy of railway cars carrying crude oil that derailed Saturday causing explosions Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Quebec. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson

Canadian blast revives complaints of rupture-prone rail cars

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U.S. and Canadian regulators have warned for years that the type of rail tanker involved in a fatal explosion in Quebec is prone to rupturing during derailments.
Categories: Canada, General, Pipelines
Children of Susan Mast are pictured near their home in Baltic, Ohio. Mast says they watched with fascination as a hydraulically fractured oil and gas well went in on property adjacent to their home in Amish country. Traditional Amish communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania are debating the benefits and perils of oil and gas fracking (AP Photo/Julie Smyth)

Amish debate fracking and temptation

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In parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania where horse-drawn buggies clip-clop at the pace of a bygone era, Amish communities are debating a new temptation — the large cash royalties that can come with the boom in oil and gas drilling.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Study urges spending on coastal restoration

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Wildlife tourism, from hunting and fishing to bird and dolphin watching, is a $19 billion-a-year business along the Gulf of Mexico, and states spending their settlement money from the 2010 BP oil spill should focus on restoring ecologically sensitive areas that keep guides, hotels and others working, a study says.

Climate Plan Prompts Look at Energy Transportation Emissions

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With the President’s recent release of his Climate Action Plan, and his comments on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, Consumer Energy Alliance believes its appropriate to examine the emissions associated with the transportation of crude oil. Its not just the refining and consumption of petroleum products that releases GHG’s. The transportation of oil from […]
Shell CEO Ben van Beurden (AFP PHOTO/ROYAL DUTCH SHELL/REINIER GERRITSEN)

Shell’s CEO move points to ongoing downstream plans

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Royal Dutch Shell PLC says it is appointing its downstream director Ben van Beurden to replace Peter Voser as CEO when Voser retires next year.
Semi-subermisible oil rigs and jackup drilling units in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Cameron, La. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg)

Gulf platform evacuated after leak from decades-old well

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A platform in the Gulf of Mexico was evaporated on Monday evening after gas began escaping from a Talos Energy well south of Louisiana.