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Former CEO Charged With Rigging Bids For Oil And Gas Leases

Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was charged with orchestrating a conspiracy not to compete with another company for oil and gas leases, the Justice Department said.
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Mayor, Other Top D.C. Officials Reject Latest Version Of Pepco-Exelon Deal

The proposed merger of Pepco and the energy giant Exelon hit the rocks again Tuesday as top D.C. officials — including Mayor Muriel Bowser — moved back into the “no” column.

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What Record Low Oil Prices Mean For The Global Economy, Geopolitics And Climate Change

Oil prices have fallen by 70% in two years and U.S. crude supplies are at record levels. What the ongoing oil glut means for the global economy, geopolitics and efforts to limit carbon emissions.

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When Coal Companies Fail, Who Pays For The Cleanup?

The U.S. coal industry is fading. As more companies declare bankruptcy, they may not be able to pay for land restoration projects — and taxpayers could be left with the cleanup bill.
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Proposed Pepco-Exelon Merger Rejected As Submitted, But It's Not Dead Yet

The proposed $6.8 billion merger between Pepco and energy giant Exelon has been rejected as submitted, but that's not the end of the story. Stay tuned for updates.

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Oil Producing Nations Struggle To Cope With Falling Prices

U.S. consumers are enjoying extremely low gasoline prices, but the big drop in oil prices is causing hardship in nations that depend on oil production to fund their governments and social programs. NPR takes a look at which oil producing countries are hurt most and how they're coping.
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Cheap Gas Means More Driving And Getting Stuck In Traffic

New federal numbers show that amid falling gas prices, Americans drove a record 3.15 trillion vehicle miles last year. This also means more pollution and traffic gridlock.
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Residents Return Home After Workers Cap Leaking Gas Well In Los Angeles

Residents are returning to the Los Angeles community of Porter Ranch now that the leaking natural gas well there has been capped.
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Leaking Natural Gas Well In California Is Permanently Sealed

After spewing methane into the atmosphere for months, a storage well near Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, has been permanently sealed and taken out of service, state officials and the gas utility say.
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Crude Oil Thefts Rise In Texas As Low Prices Force Job Cuts

Oil prices continue to hover near lows not seen in years. It might be surprising then to learn that the theft of oil is up. Oil companies in Texas are lobbying for higher penalties against thieves.

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