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Nabors shareholders approve director proposal

Columnist Loren Steffy details today’s vote by Nabors Industries shareholders today in favor of a proposal that could give them more latitude in nominating candidates for the drilling contractor’s board.  More »
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Judge considers delaying Chesapeake annual meeting

An attorney said a shareholders’ meeting scheduled for Friday should be put off to give Chesapeake Energy Corp. more time to provide shareholders with the information they need to determine whether the company’s board of directors has been doing its job.  More »
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US says trucks hauling sand subject to hours limit

ruck drivers hauling water and sand to U.S. oil and natural gas shale wells can’t extend their daily on-duty hours by using an exemption targeted for special oil- field service equipment, the government said.  More »
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Tax credit needs to keep jobs, wind power execs say

he production tax credit, the primary cost-saving policy for the industry, expires at the end of the year and the executives said their companies are already feeling the effects.  More »
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Oil price rises again as investors track Europe

The small gains over the past two days came after the price fell more than 8 percent last week as gloomy economic data from the U.S., China and Europe raised questions about the strength of demand for oil and other energy-related products.  More »

Report: Electric bills rising, renewables slowing down

Despite falling natural gas prices, electricity bills are rising, driven by new regulations and smart grid installations, according to a report by consulting firm Black & Veatch.  More »
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TransCanada to build $4 billion pipe to export Canadian gas

TransCanada Corp. has been selected by Royal Dutch Shell Plc and partners to build a $4 billion pipeline to Canada’s West Coast for exporting natural gas.  More »

Energy issues light up the silver screen

Energy dominates the Houston scene, but it also dominates the silver screen.  More »
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Power plants are vulnerable to climate change, study says

Climate change could hinder the efficiency of nuclear and coal-fired power plants in the future and could mean higher costs and a less reliable power grid, according to an article published in Nature Climate Change.  More »
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Exxon, Shell see U.S.-led gas boom boosting global growth

Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the world’s biggest energy company, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) said a U.S.- led transformation of the natural-gas market will boost the global economy even as oil becomes more expensive.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (AP file photo/Ralph Wilson)

Chesapeake Energy may fare better keeping its pipeline unit

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), which is looking for assets to sell to cut debt and close a funding gap, may want to hold onto its cash-generating pipeline unit, Chesapeake Midstream Partners LP. (CHKM)  More »
A Mountain Ridge Drilling rig of Daugherty Petroleum -- which works 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- is pictured 26 October 2005 in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky.  Most of the 900 or so wells drilled in Kentucky this year won't produce more than a barrel or two of oil a day, but with prices topping USD 60 a barrel, those little wells are pulling in big profits, especially when they also pump natural gas.   AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES  (Photo: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

IEA: China natural gas demand to double by 2017

Global demand for natural gas will likely grow 17 percent over the next five years as Chinese consumption doubles, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.  More »