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EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

The most detailed data yet on emissions of heat-trapping gases show that U.S. power plants are responsible for the bulk of the pollution blamed for global warming.  More »
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Senators ask Shell to build chemical plant in Pa.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Wednesday wrote to a Shell executive in hopes of persuading the oil and gas giant to choose a Pennsylvania site to build a huge new chemical plant that could mean thousands of new jobs and millions of tax dollars for the state.  More »
The existing Keystone oil pipeline is constructed in North Dakota.   (Photo courtesy of TransCanada)

TransCanada: New route for pipeline nearly done

An executive with a Canadian company attempting to build a $7 billion pipeline to carry oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast says a new route is being mapped “that everyone will agree on.”  More »

Jack  Gerard, CEO American Petroleum Institute during an editorial board interview on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Houston. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle)

API debuts TV ad pressing Obama on Keystone XL

American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard had said the group would make TransCanada Corp.’s proposed 1,700-mile oil-sands pipeline, from Alberta to southeastern Texas refineries, a part of its election-year campaigning.  More »
A unicyclist rides pass a gasoline pricing sign in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Former Shell executive says signs point to $5 gas

The former president of Shell Oil said today $5-a-gallon gas is inevitable unless the U.S. economy slows, forcing rising gasoline prices down.  More »
A contractor closes a valve on his tanker truck at a Range Resources hydraulic fracturing operation Pennsylvania. (Keith Srakocic/AP)

Exploration investment on the rise for 2012

Exploration and production investment in the United States is expected to grow 11 percent in 2012, driven by opportunities for horizontal drilling for oil and gas in the shales.  More »
A drilling rig stands over a natural gas well near Interstate 70 west of Rifle, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Financial chiefs plan increased spending on shale in 2012

A survey of CFOs found that shale and other unconventional oil and gas fields are likely to attract more money and acquisitions this year. But opposition to hydraulic fracturing is seen as a threat to growth.  More »
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Fracking ban unlikely in Colorado

A panel of experts says Colorado cities cannot ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas drillers, but there are other ways to ensure the drilling will be done safely.  More »

ConocoPhillips names new investor relations chiefs

ConocoPhillips on Wednesday named new investor relations directors for the companies that will be formed from its planned split this year.  More »
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Tesoro plans to sell its Hawaii refinery

San Antonio-based refiner Tesoro Corp. said Tuesday that it plans to put its Hawaii operations on the auction block, including its Kapolei refinery, 32 retail stations and all assets related to those operations.  More »
Protestors scale a shale gas rig at Banks, near Southport, England bringing a halt to work at the Cuadrilla Resources site Wednesday  Nov. 2 , 2011.  Cuadrilla Resources, which is drilling for gas in northwestern England, said Wednesday that independent experts concluded that the tremors were due to an unusual combination of geology and operations, and were unlikely to happen again. The company said local geology would limit any future seismic events to around magnitude 3 on the Richter scale. The tremor on April 1 measured 2.3 on the Richter scale.  Local campaigners have mounted a "Frack Off" campaign to oppose the drilling technique that cracks open rock layers to free natural gas.  (AP Photo/Peter Byrne/PA)

Shell CEO says limited potential for shale gas in Europe

Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) chief Peter Voser said the potential for shale gas development in Europe is limited by the region’s regulations and its dense population.  More »
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Enbridge plans dive to investigate possible Gulf pipeline leak

Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is planning a dive to investigate a possible leak on its Stingray natural-gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
Workers wearing anti-OPEC shirts listen during a State Department hearing on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Port Arthur, Texas, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. If constructed, the planned pipeline would connect oil sands developments in Canada with refineries in Port Arthur and Houston. Hundreds attended the event to show support of the jobs that the pipeline's construction would bring to the area. (AP Photo/The Enterprise, Guiseppe Barranco)

TransCanada exec says Asian markets an option

A Canadian executive overseeing a plan to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas says Canadian oil producers will look to Asian markets if the U.S. government fails to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.  More »
Craig Sautner, a resident of Dimock, Pa., holds a jug of contaminated water outside a September EPA meeting on hydraulic fracturing in New York. (Photo: AP/Press & Sun-Bulletin)

Pa. chief to EPA: Let science be guide in Dimock

Pennsylvania’s environmental chief said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has only a “rudimentary” understanding of the contamination in Dimock, the northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential water wells were fouled by a gas driller.  More »
Actress Daryl Hannah, center, and others, take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington to protest the Keystone oil pipeline.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Pressure builds on Obama with looming Keystone deadline

A looming deadline for a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline is ratcheting up political pressure on President Barack Obama, who will anger key supporters regardless of his decision.  More »