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A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

N. Dakota oil production doubles in past 2 years

North Dakota oil production has more than doubled in the past two years, and the state’s sweet crude is now helping to feed refineries on the East, West and Gulf coasts.  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)

Expert says all Pa. oil, gas waste needs treatment

A former top environmental official says Pennsylvania’s successful efforts to keep Marcellus Shale wastewater away from drinking water supplies should be extended to all other oil and gas drillers.  More »
North Pole Refinery (Photo: Flint Hills Resources)

Costs, fuel sales drop lead refinery to shut unit

Decreased jet fuel sales in Anchorage were a secondary factor into the decision to shut down a crude oil refining unit at the North Pole Refinery, which will cost 35 to 40 jobs, according to a spokesman for refinery owner Flint Hills Resources.  More »
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Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell addresses a rally on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 in Anchorage for legislation that would cut oil production taxes.  (AP file photo/Dan Joling)

Governor calling special session on oil taxes, two other issues

Gov. Sean Parnell is calling lawmakers back for a special session this week to deal with unresolved issues from the just-ended legislative session, including oil taxes.  More »
(Photo: Julien Tromeur, Flickr)

Oil falls to near $102 after Iran nuclear talks

Oil fell to near $102 a barrel Monday in Asia after negotiators said meetings over Iran’s nuclear program last weekend began on a positive note, easing tensions that had sent crude higher.  More »
A pontoon excavator plumbs Morrow Lake near Galesburg, Mich., for submerged oil from the Kalamazoo River spill while three sheen sweepers collect stirred-up oil. Crews are continuing cleanup work from last year's more than 800,000 gallon oil spill that contaminated southern Michigan's Kalamazoo River. (AP Photo/The Enquirer, John Grap)

Parts of Kalamazoo River could reopen this summer

Sections of the Kalamazoo River that have been closed since a 2010 pipeline rupture that spilled more than 800,000 gallons of oil in southern Michigan could reopen this summer.  More »

Conoco fattest U.S. dividend offers 4% income not growth

ConocoPhillips (COP) will court income- focused investors with a dividend yield quadruple that of its peers after spinning off its refining business this month to become more of a pure oil and natural-gas producer.  More »
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Duke Energy CEO says U.S. energy independence is the wrong goal

Duke President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Rogers said energy independence in the United States has been the Holy Grail for more than three decades, but it’s the wrong goal for Americans.  More »
Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb. (AP photo)

GOP to try again on linking Keystone XL to highway bill

Republicans will try again to pass a bill by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., to let the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the U.S.-Canadian border. In making the announcement, Republicans cited Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ plan to expand a pipeline in Canada to the Pacific coast.  More »
(Photo: Julien Tromeur, Flickr)

Oil falls below $103 after China growth slows

Retail U.S. gasoline prices fell for the seventh day in a row.  More »
A view of the facility at Shell's Ursa project in the Gulf of Mexico. Shell is the operator on the project, but working partners include BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips. (Photo: Shell)

Feds say natural seep is likely source of Gulf oil sheen

Naturally seeping oil from the seafloor is the likely culprit behind a 10-mile sheen discovered in the central Gulf of Mexico earlier this week, federal officials said Friday.  More »
People fill the tanks of their vehicules at an YPF station in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Thursday, April 12, 2012. Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria  has warned that the government will interpret any "hostile gestures" against Spanish companies abroad as an act of aggression, in an apparent reference to a conflict with Argentina over an oil company controlled by Spain's Repsol. YPF,  which is 57 per cent owned by Repsol,  has rejected Argentine government pressure to plough some of its profits back into the South American country.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Argentine governor denies press report on YPF takeover proposal

The governor of Argentina’s Jujuy province rejected a media report that said the government plans to send Congress a bill authorizing it to take a 50.01 percent stake in YPF SA, the country’s biggest energy company.  More »