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  • UPDATE 2-Shell to cut spending and step up disposals Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 4:05 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 30- Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch Shell plans to sell off assets, cut spending and freeze a controversial Arctic drilling programme in a new focus on returns following a major profit warning.

  • The Center for American Progress, a Washington think tank founded by John Podesta, who is now a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, issued a policy brief ahead of the Senate energy committee hearing on Thursday.

  • Jan 16- Alaska has signed an agreement with major oil and gas firms to build an 800- mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the state's North Slope to a proposed export plant and on to Asia.

  • Jan 16- Alaska has signed an agreement with major oil and gas firms to bring stranded gas reserves to market by building a pipeline to connect with a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal.

  • The EPA said a mine could destroy up to 94 miles of salmon-supporting streams and thousands of acres of wetlands, ponds and lakes. Polluted water from the mine site could enter streams, causing widespread damage in a region that produces nearly 50 percent of the world's wild sockeye salmon, the EPA said.

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to lift a ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil, stepping up pressure on the administration to allow producers involved in the domestic energy boom to gain access to global markets.

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski urged President Barack Obama on Tuesday to lift a ban on exporting U.S.-produced crude oil, stepping up pressure on the administration to allow producers involved in the domestic energy boom to gain access to global markets.

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 8- U.S. oil futures rose for the second day in early Asian trading, supported by frigid weather in North America that is hurting some refinery operations and new worries over Libyan supplies, although a stronger dollar is likely to cap gains.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Allan McArtor, who heads Airbus U.S. commercial operations, will take over as chairman and chief executive of the overall U.S. unit of the European weapons and planemaker on March 1, replacing Sean O'Keefe, the company said Tuesday.

  • McArtor named chairman, CEO of Airbus U.S. unit Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 7- Allan McArtor, who heads Airbus U.S. commercial operations, will take over as chairman and chief executive of the overall U.S. unit of the European weapons and planemaker on March 1, replacing Sean O'Keefe, the company said Tuesday.

  • Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, at an event at the Brookings Institute in Washington, stated her full support for easing restrictions on crude oil exports as the United States reaches record levels of production.

  • ANALYSIS-Social media empowers anti-mining activists Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    TORONTO/ BUCHAREST, Jan 7- Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organize more quickly against an industry that is already struggling with high costs and volatile prices.

  • SENATOR MURKOWSKI OF ALASKA: CONGRESS SHOULD UPDATE ENERGY LAWS TO LIFT BAN ON U.S.

  • The Federal Aviation Administration already had approved limited use of drones in the United States for law enforcement, surveillance, atmospheric research and other applications. They also are a growing business for companies such as Boeing Co, Northrop Grumman Corp, Lockheed Martin Corp and AeroVironment Inc..

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. state budgets appear to be stabilizing, budget gaps are rare and policymakers have more flexibility to deal with over-spending and unexpected one-off costs, the National Conference of State Legislatures said in a report distributed on Tuesday.

  • CALGARY/ VANCOUVER, Dec 23- Canada's push to build its first major conduit for shipping oil to Asia took a step forward last week, but the government's fractious relations with the country's aboriginal First Nations still loom as a formidable obstacle to the project.

  • Haunted home on sale for an unfrightening $144,000 Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 4:22 PM ET
    Ad for a "Slightly Haunted" home on Zillow

    In the listing for his 1901 Victorian house, Greg Leeson is asking for $144,000, but he adds that the house is "slightly haunted," NBC reports.

  • BOSTON, Dec 13- Activist investors have asked Amazon.com Inc to review its sales of firearms accessories, concerned that the online retailer offers products that could be used to convert semi-automatic rifles into weapons that fire too rapidly to be legal. They sent Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos a letter on Nov. 25 and showed it to Reuters on Thursday.

  • VANCOUVER, Dec 5- Canada must do more to build trust with aboriginal communities to win their support for resource projects such as oil pipelines and natural gas terminals, a government report said on Thursday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5- Alaska Governor Sean Parnell will urge in his fiscal 2015 budget plan that the state tap $3 billion in one of its savings accounts to pay down a combined $11.9 billion unfunded liability in Alaska's two largest pension funds.

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