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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

NASA marks South Texas well sites in an aerial photo of Texas at night. (NASA image)

Eagle Ford Shale wells visible from space (photos)

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NASA recently released another image of Texas at night, and it clearly shows Eagle Ford well sites lighting up the sky.
Categories: Eagle Ford, featured
Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Oil to flow through Keystone XL’s southern leg this year

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The northern leg of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline may be mired in controversy, but the southern portion of the project is almost complete, company officials said Friday.
Categories: Keystone XL, Pipelines
(AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Europe should head to the woods for biofuels, report says

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In the European Union’s quest to reach 20 percent renewables by 2020, it should avoid the temptation to latch on to ethanol and other biofuels that drain scarce land and water resources, according to a government report issued Wednesday
Categories: Biofuels, Europe
Siemens' Mario Azar has been appointed chief executive officer of the Oil & Gas division's solutions business unit. (Siemens)

Siemens energy-related business unit taps new CEO

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Mario Azar, formerly an executive vice president within the company, was elevated to CEO of the solutions business unit in the oil and gas division of Siemens’ energy sector on Monday.
Categories: Crude oil
A man walks in front of Duke Energy Corporate Headquarters in a Charlotte, N.C.  (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)

Duke Energy CEO wants pay-as-you-go construction

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The newly installed chief executive officer of Duke Energy Corp. wants to change how the utility is regulated in the Carolinas and Florida so that America’s largest electric company can more easily pass along the cost of big power plants a little at a time.
Categories: Electricity, Nuclear

Drumbeat: July 5, 2013

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Saudi taps new oil areas in plan to preserve capacity
(Reuters) – Saudi Aramco plans to develop two less productive areas of major oilfields, industry sources said, as Riyadh takes care to maintain excess capacity for the long term, even while non-OPEC…
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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. drills a series of wells on a pad on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo. in the northeastern part of the state. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Shale backers sought her firing, former energy minister says

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Former French Environment Minister Delphine Batho said her support for a ban on shale drilling and reducing dependence on nuclear power cost her her job.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Natural gas drops in survey on moderate eastern U.S. weather

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Natural gas futures may decline next week as moderating weather limits demand for the power-plant fuel, a Bloomberg survey showed.
Categories: Natural gas
Lady Barbara Judge smiles during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo Friday, July 5, 2013. The utility battling a nuclear catastrophe in northeastern Japan has hired Judge, a British-American woman who has worked as a lawyer, banker, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner and with the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, to oversee its safety campaign. She said that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has changed its culture to one of safety, not efficiency, so it can now restart its reactors. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Japan utility hires nuclear safety advocate

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The Japanese utility still battling leaks of radiated water at the nuclear plant sent into meltdown by the 2011 tsunami thinks it has found the perfect person to oversee its safety campaign — a foreign woman.
Categories: Nuclear
(Jennifer A. Dlouhy/The Houston Chronicle)

U.S. coal use rose in Q1, but declined over longer term

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Coal consumption rose in the first quarter of this year, but annual use has declined.
Categories: Coal, General
(Phillips 66)

Pipeline leaks gasoline on Montana’s Crow Reservation

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Phillips 66 Co. is investigating the cause of the leak.
Categories: Pipelines
U.S. Department of Agriculture

In 1776, energy was rooted in wood

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Biofuel mandates may give trees a renewed, if small, role in providing U.S. energy.
Categories: Gasoline, General, Refining