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Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.
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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.
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Years After Tragedy, Tesoro Ducks Penalties For Refinery Deaths

Workers at U.S. oil refineries die on the job about three times as often as their counterparts in Europe. When accidents do kill American workers, the companies they work for rarely pay a heavy price.
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Virginia Republicans Cheer Plan For Oil, Gas Exploration Off Atlantic Coast

The announcement from the White House that they will allow testing for gas and oil off Virginia's Atlantic coast has drawn rare support from Republican lawmakers, who say it's the first step towards kickstarting offshore drilling.

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Will Alaskans Vote To Repeal State's Tax Cut On Oil Production?

Many Alaskans see the Aug. 19 vote as a referendum on the future of the state, which relies heavily on the oil industry but where less oil is now being pumped from the field.
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Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. Companies are working on pipeline proposals. One calls for a pipeline to be built from Iowa's northwest corner to its southeast corner.
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No Clear Fix For Trains Carrying Dangerous Cargo Through D.C. Area

The derailment of a train in Lynchburg, Virginia, carrying volatile Bakken crude exposed crucial safety risks in American rail transit, but so far nobody has found a silver bullet that would keep communities safe in the future.

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Up Close And Personal With A 40-Story Oil Rig In The Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico accounts for more than 20 percent of U.S. domestic oil production. But few see these operations far offshore.
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Eight Maryland Lawmakers Urge Obama To Abandon Offshore Seismic Testing

The White House has backed a proposal to use seismic airguns to search for oil and gas off the Atlantic Coast — something opposed by eight prominent Maryland lawmakers.

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