Fukushima nuclear plant worker dies after falling into tank

A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site still struggling to clean up the mess from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.

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Dickinson oil refinery costing more than expected due to delays

The cost of a new oil refinery near Dickinson is rising due to delays in getting the facility up to full production.

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TransCanada takes steps to acquire Keystone oil pipeline land

The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline made good on its promise Tuesday to try to seize access to the Nebraska land it needs to finish the project — the first steps it's taken since the state's high court removed a major legal barrier.

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Solar power creating jobs nearly 20x faster than overall US economy

The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, has released its fifth annual National Solar Jobs Census.

 

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Schlumberger will cut 9,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices

Oil services provider Schlumberger Ltd. says it is cutting 9,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.

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Iran's oil minister: OPEC will eventually cut oil production

Iran's oil minister is expressing hope that the OPEC oil cartel will begin cutting production in order to shore up plunging oil prices.

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A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States.

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A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States.

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A proposed $2 billion transmission line that would carry renewable energy to markets across the West clears final federal hurdle

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