Fuel Fix

(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Wyoming oilmen diversify to survive the bust

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Casper businesses were the hub for Wyoming’s oilfields during the boom years. Today, they are rewriting business plans, reassigning machines for jobs outside the oil patch and experimenting with new product lines.

Wyoming oilmen diversify to survive the bust

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(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)
Casper businesses were the hub for Wyoming’s oilfields during the boom years. Today, they are rewriting business plans, reassigning machines for jobs outside the oil patch and experimenting with new product lines.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker. (Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko Petroleum cuts dividend 81 percent

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The cut will save the company $450 million annually.

Google escapes UK fine over Street View

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Information Commissioner’s Office orders Google to delete wireless network data that Street View cars had collected, but stops short of imposing fines
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A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

North Dakota sees record oil shipments by rail

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The percentage of North Dakota oil shipped by pipelines has dramatically slipped in the past year as producers have turned to trains to reach faraway U.S. refineries where premium prices are fetched based on foreign crude prices.
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(Toby Talbot/AP)

Study finds no problems with Vt. wind project

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An independent study of noise generated by a Sheffield wind project commissioned by the Vermont Department of Public Service found that noise levels from the turbines were below state limits outside the home of a family that felt their health was threatened.
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The Sakhalin Energy LNG tanker at a jetty in Russia. (Shell)

Exxon seeks 25-year license to export LNG in western Canada

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Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the world’s largest energy company by market value, asked Canada for permission to export 30 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas annually from British Columbia.
Categories: LNG

Russia and China agree $270bn oil deal

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Pair of deals in Russia marks shift away from Europe where demand is stagnant and towards China, where the appetite for energy is growing
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Live Nation revels in clamour for gigs

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Michael Rapino, chief executive of Live Nation, says its 2009 acquisition of Ticketmaster allows the concert promoter to reach consumers directly
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Tinkler said to owe creditors $700m

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Analysts believe that the sale of the entrepreneur’s stake in Whitehaven Coal has put the Australian mining group into play
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Greek markets rattled by political disarray

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Investor sentiment toward the country is not helped by uncertainty over how to plug a funding gap in its bailout programme
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Violence flares as 1m Brazilians protest

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President Dilma Rousseff has called an emergency cabinet meeting as violence erupted when about 1m people took to the streets in several cities
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China and Taiwan agree services trade deal

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The new pact, signed in Shanghai on Friday, will open areas such as financial services, retail and travel to greater levels of cross-strait investment
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Eurozone fund empowered to back banks

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European Stability Mechanism can now pump cash directly into teetering banks, but only after national governments share the burden
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In 2007,  John Fenton and others examine neighbor Louis Meeks' water in Pavillion, Wyo., where federal officials have studied reports of groundwater contamination from hydraulically fractured wells. (AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dustin Bleizeffer, File)

EPA will let Wyoming officials carry on fracturing investigation

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The EPA is standing by its findings, but state officials will lead further investigation into the pollution.