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Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate will vote no later than March 3 to override the veto. But Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the veto.
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Analysts Fear A Prolonged Drop In Oil Prices Will Hurt Oklahoma's Banks

Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.
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As Oil Prices Tank, Firms Large And Small Feel The Pain

Oil companies are laying off thousands of workers, and firms that provide services to support the industry — from drilling to seismic surveys — have been told they must slash costs to keep working.
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W.Va. Train Derailment Raises Safety Questions About Newer Tankers

Authorities are investigating what caused a freight train hauling crude oil to derail and explode into flames. The rail cars that ruptured were newer tankers designed to be more puncture resistant.
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Fiery W.Va. Derailment Prompts More Concern About Transporting Oil

Two counties remain under a state of emergency after a train carrying oil derailed on Monday. Dozens of residents around Armstrong Creek evacuated after several rail cars caught fire next to a river.
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Solar Energy May Light The Way For Villagers Not On India's Grid

One quarter of India lives with little or no light when the sun goes down. Green entrepreneurs are looking to spread the light with renewable energy and alleviate poverty in the bargain.
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On Iran's Streets, 'Death To America' ... And Hope For A Nuclear Deal

Many Iranians seem prepared to shift relations with the West. But there are also plenty of skeptics when it comes to the prospect of a nuclear deal and normal ties with the U.S.
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With Quakes Spiking, Oil Industry Is Under The Microscope In Oklahoma

Oil is big business in Oklahoma, and the industry has been a boon for many cities here. But there are concerns that techniques used for extracting oil are behind a surge in temblors in the state.
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'Wall Street Journal': Apple Working On An Electric Car

Basing its story on unnamed Apple employees, the paper reported that Apple was gearing up to challenge Telsa in the electric car market.
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Low Oil Prices Great For Consumers, Less So For Investors

Much of the oil industry is gathered in Houston this week for an annual conference that serves as a deal-making forum for producers large and small. Deals may be harder to reach this year because there is so much uncertainty about the price of oil.

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