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  • MELBOURNE, March 13- Origin Energy, in charge of coal seam gas drilling for the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas project, said on Thursday it had stopped work at 12 sites in Queensland state as asbestos had been found in drilling fluids it was using.

  • MELBOURNE, March 13- Origin Energy, in charge of coal seam gas drilling for the Australia Pacific liquefied natural gas project, said on Thursday it had stopped work at 12 sites in Queensland state as asbestos had been found in drilling fluids it was using.

  • March 10- Minerals Technologies Inc said on Monday it would buy Amcol International Corp, which produces a type of clay used in everything from cosmetics to oil drilling, for about $1.7 billion as Imerys SA bowed out of a month-long bidding war.

  • LONDON, March 4- Drilling for oil and gas deposits outside North America has hit the highest level in three decades, led by big exploration and production programmes in the Middle East and Africa. The boom is being led by the Middle East, where the number of rigs operating has tripled since 1999, and Africa, where the rig count is up almost four times.

  • OSLO, Feb 28- The current slowdown in offshore oil and gas drilling will last 12 to 18 months, and the market for rigs will rebound in 2015, Maersk Drilling said, providing a more optimistic forecast than other drilling firms. Activity in the deep waters off West Africa and Brazil will suffer the most, he said. "

  • Gold: A timeless insurance policy?     Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    Greg Smith, Group CEO at Global Commodities makes a case for investing in gold even as yellow metal trade relatively lower from its lofty highs.

  • Nat gas prices may hit you in the electric bill Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 3:40 PM ET
    A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline outside Watford City, N.D.

    A surge in natural gas prices is playing out in consumers' utility bills this winter.

  • Should the US be an oil exporter?     Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm looks at the contentious issue of whether the U.S. should export now that it's one of the world's biggest energy producers.

  • US goes easier on nat gas than pipelines Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    A construction worker specializing in pipe-laying sandblasts a section of pipeline outside Watford City, N.D.

    Regulators lay a lighter hand on natural gas than they do on the Keystone pipeline. There's little agreement on why.

  • LONDON, Feb 21- Personnel shortages at the U.S. Department of the Interior are causing delays in issuing oil and gas drilling permits as well as missed targets for important oversight work, according to a government performance audit.

  • Six boiling cauldrons around the world Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square, known as Maidan, on February 19, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.

    Tensions are boiling over in several regions around the world, from Venezuela to Ukraine to the Middle East. Here is a quick guide.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 19- The partners in the Tamar natural gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast have signed a deal to sell at least $500 million of gas over 15 years to two Jordanian companies in the first deal outside of Israel. Israel's Delek Group, through its units Avner Oil Exploration and Delek Drilling, holds a 31.25 percent share.

  • Calls heighten for Brent benchmark reform     Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 5:47 PM ET

    Tom Essaye, President at Kinsale Trading, says if the U.S. removes its ban on oil exports, Brent will no longer be the world's benchmark.

  • Interns for the win: Top 10 corporate internships Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Will you learn something? Will you make connections? Will they PAY you? See Glassdoor's advice on the best place to secure an internship.

  • With DC stalled, states are making their own rules Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 10:35 AM ET
    Anti-fracking activists demonstrate in New York City.

    Gridlock in Washington on fracking, the minimum wage, and immigration force states to make their own rules. Fiscal Times reports.

  • Big Oil sings the blues as US gushes oil, gas Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    The world's largest consumer of energy is producing oil and gas hand over fist. Judging by some of Big Oil's earnings results, you couldn't tell.

  • Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda will all experience an acceleration in growth, punching above 6 percent in the medium term, according to the Reuters poll taken in the past week and published on Friday. "East Africa stands out as the growth hotspot," said Razia Khan, head of Africa research at Standard Chartered in London.

  • Exxon profit misses estimates as production falls Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Exxon Mobil posted lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as it failed to offset declining production with fresh reserves.

  • Jan 28- Two former BP Plc well site managers have failed to win the dismissal of involuntary manslaughter charges over their roles in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster, which killed 11 people.

  • Steady oil market at risk from sabotage, instability Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 1:10 AM ET

    Analysts have flagged several factors that could disrupt the three-year equilibrium in oil prices.

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