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Gulf relief well drilling expected to take month

Crews are expected this week to begin drilling a relief well at the site of a natural gas well that blew wild off the Louisiana coast but eventually was choked off by sand and sediment. Full story

Exclusive: Bakken flaring burns more than $100 million a month

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil drillers in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields are allowing nearly a third of the natural gas they drill to burn off into the air, with a value of more than $100 million per month, according to a study to be released on Monday. Full story

Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a technological breakthrough that reshaped the global energy industry and made the wildcat oilman a billionaire. Full story

Spectra, NextEra to team up on $3B gas pipeline

A joint venture of Spectra Energy Corp. and NextEra Energy Inc. will spend $3 billion to build a 465-mile pipeline that will bring natural gas from Alabama to Georgia and Florida. Full story

Head of Marcellus Shale Coalition stepping down

The head of Pennsylvania's leading natural gas industry group said Friday that she'll be stepping down this fall. Full story

Fire at Gulf rig wanes, gas flow stops: regulators

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The flow of natural gas from a ruptured well at a shallow-water Gulf of Mexico drilling rig has stopped, and the fire on the rig off the coast of Louisiana has been reduced to a small flame, U.S. regulators said on Thursday. Full story

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News Summary: No sheen seen near burning Gulf rig

Authorities see no sheen near burning Gulf rig

NH gov signs bill to set up energy council

Halliburton 2Q profit off 8 pct; tops expectations

Ahead of the Bell: Natural gas inventories

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New England's love affair with natural gas cools

Turkmenistan's gas-fuelled GDP rises 9.4 percent in January-June

Hearing held on natural gas plan for NY-NJ coast

Natural gas well leaking in Gulf off the La. coast

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  Natural gas up 41 BCF

CNBC's Sharon Epperson has the latest on the natural gas inventory report.

  BSEE: Nat Gas Leak, No Oil Released in Water

Investigations are taking place into a well leak. It is mostly natural gas, and none is being released into the Gulf of Mexico, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  Is fracking hurting the health of the nation?

The new HBO documentary, Gasland II, delves into the communities and corporations involved with producing natural gas for the US. The film’s director, Josh Fox, joins MSNBC’s Alex Wagner with more.

  Chronicling the fracking revolution

Chris Hayes talks to director Josh Fox about his new fracking documentary Gasland Part II.

  Why a 'pro-pipeline' senator is opposed to Keystone XL

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., joins Morning Joe to discuss why even though he's a "pro-pipeline senator" he is opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Motorists queue to fill up on natural gas at a Petronas station, with the company's headquarters at the landmark Petronas Twin Towers visible in the background, in Kuala Lumpur

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File photo of motorists queuing to fill natural gas at a Petronas station with its landmark Petronas Twin Towers headquarters in the background, in Kuala Lumpur

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Handout photo showing a cloud of natural gas rising from the Hercules 265 drilling rig located 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana
Handout photo showing a cloud of natural gas rising from the Hercules 265 drilling rig located 55 miles off the coast of Louisiana

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