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Energy Department approves two more LNG export projects

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Michael Sanserino | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The U.S. Department of Energy gave final approval to two liquefied natural gas export facilities in the southern United States to begin exports, the first projects approved under a streamlined evaluation process. Cameron LNG, owned by Sempra Energy in Louisiana, and Carib Energy’s LNG export plan in Florida, can begin exports to countries that do ...

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Oil driller in Everglades forced out of Florida

William E. Gibson | Sun Sentinel FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ State officials have driven a Texas wildcatter out of Florida, signaling tougher restrictions on oil drilling in the Everglades. Prodded by environmentalists and community activists, the state yanked all drilling permits held by the Dan A. Hughes Co. seven months after it was caught using fracking-like methods to blast open rock ...

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Govt fails to vet chemical plants with terror risk

Hope Yen | The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers to be at a higher risk for a terror attack and has underestimated the threat to densely populated cities, congressional investigators say. The year-long investigation by Republican staff on the Senate Homeland Security Committee paints a picture ...

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BP oil still being removed from Florida coast

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media Claims have circulated that most of the oil from BP’s Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 has been removed from the Gulf of Mexico. However, a tar mat below the surface off Florida’s western coastline was discovered about a month ago. Efforts to clean up the mess are still ongoing, according to a report from ...

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Energy News Roundup: Iraqi-Kurdish oil heading for US? And RFS debate fires back up

Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy A tanker carrying 1 million barrels of crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan reportedly just rounded the Florida pan handle and is scheduled to land in Galveston, Texas. The buyer is unclear and Iraq’s official crude oil marketer SOMO is threatening to sue anyone purchasing the cargoes, which the government in Baghdad views as violating the ...

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Ex-BP engineer’s retrial postponed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction. Federal prosecutors allege that Kurt Mix illegally deleted text messages to obstruct an investigation ...

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U.S. plan to explore for Atlantic oil assailed

James M. O’Neill | The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) The Obama administration took a big step Friday toward reopening the Atlantic coast to exploration for oil and gas _ a move that was attacked by environmentalists and political leaders in New Jersey. On Friday, the federal government approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by ...

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Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

Jason Dearen ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact ...

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Under pressure, Texas oil company shuts last well near Everglades

Staff | Tampa Bay Times The Texas company running a controversial oil drilling operation at the edge of Florida panther habitat announced Tuesday it would shut down its remaining well — just as Florida environmental regulators were announcing they would sue to force its shutdown. Officials of the Dan A. Hughes Co. had already notified the state Department of Environmental ...

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TECO buys New Mexico Gas Company for $950 million

Erny Zah | The Daily Times (Farmington, N.M.) FARMINGTON — A Florida-based utility company is looking to finalize a deal to purchase the state’s primary natural gas supplier. TECO Energy announced plans to buy New Mexico Gas Company for $950 million, according to a release. The deal still must be approved by state regulators. “We think the company is a position ...

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