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Secret Texas hearings for oil regulators proposed

Oil and gas regulators would get broad authority to conduct key deliberations in secret, including discussions that help determine natural gas rates, under legislation approved Monday by the Texas House. Full story

Iraq sets January 2012 for its 4th energy auction

The Iraqi oil minister says Iraq has set a January 2012 deadline to receive bids from international oil and gas companies for a fourth bidding round on its energy assets. Full story

Costly gasoline clouds Obama re-election prospects

With gas prices climbing and little relief in sight, President Barack Obama is scrambling to get ahead of the latest potential obstacle to his re-election bid, even as Republicans are making plans to exploit the issue. Full story

Report: Myanmar set to ink int'l energy contracts

Myanmar's state oil firm is set to sign contracts with companies from China, Singapore and South Korea for oil and gas exploration, state media reported Saturday. Full story

Texas energy company told to halt business in CO

A Texas oil and gas company has been ordered to stop soliciting business in Colorado after cold-calling a state official. Full story

Blackstone, Alta Resources form energy partnership

Private equity firm The Blackstone Group and energy developer Alta Resources said on Monday that they have formed a partnership to invest as much as $1 billion in oil and gas ventures in North America. Full story

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  Oil and Gas prices make shocking increase

The situation in Libya is likely to be responsible for the jump in oil and gas prices on Friday. NBC's Kate Snow reports.

  Exxon's Q2 Results

Dissecting Exxon Mobil's Q2 results, with Fadel Gheit, Oppenheimer & Co. oil & gas research managing director.

  Has the oil spill created a ‘doomsday effect’ for the Gulf?

Oil and gas expert Robert Cavnar talks about the possibility of an “underground blowout” occurring beneath the ocean as a result of the oil spill.

  Ideas (and hopes) for plugging the gusher

Satish Nagarajaiah, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rice University, explains the ideas being applied to plugging the underwater-oil-volcano in the Gulf of Mexico like the "junk shot" and the "top hat."

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A cluster of oil slicks caused by natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf, highlighted by a detail box, about 120 miles off the Louisiana coast in deep water
A cluster of oil slicks caused by natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf, highlighted by a detail box, about 120 miles off the Louisiana coast in deep water

This July 3, 2010 satellite photo released by NASA and processed by SkyTruth, shows a cluster of oil slicks caused by natural oil and gas seeps in the Gulf, highlighted by a detail box, about 120 miles off the Louisiana coast in deep water at the edge of the continental shelf. Neither industry nor g