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West Virginia, Japanese leaders talk natural gas partnership

Shale gas well in the Marcellus shale gas fields.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and natural gas industry executives have met with Japanese business leaders to discuss investment opportunities. A Tomblin news release says executives from Energy Corporation of America and MarkWest Energy Partners joined for the meeting Friday in New York City. The release says almost 100 people attended, ...

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Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming

Fracking in motion in northwestern New Mexico. Photo by Mike Eisenfeld. (Image: WildEarth Guardians via Flickr)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last year blocked implementation of rules drafted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. He acted in response to a legal challenge from the states of ...

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Texas, New Mexico oil producers push for import limits

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oil drilling companies and royalty owners from the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico’s stretch of the Permian Basin are embarking on a grass-roots campaign to limit foreign oil imports, salvaging what they say is a major sector of the U.S. economy. “American oil is competing against a cartel of government operators which has a stated initiative ...

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Senate approves wide-ranging energy bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens at left as Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a wide-ranging energy bill Wednesday that would promote a variety of energy sources and speed federal approval of projects to export liquefied natural gas to Europe and Asia. Senators backed the measure, 85 to 12, the first ambitious energy bill approved by the Senate in nearly a decade. The bill would boost renewables such ...

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Why fracking matters to the New York Primary

Shale gas well in Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale gas fields.

Although it won’t be on the ballot, the New York primary could become a referendum on fracking. With passions running high both for and against the technology used to produce oil and natural gas, the candidates’ positions on fracking could affect the New York primary’s outcome. Both Democrat candidates oppose fracking. In the seventh debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders stated he ...

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