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In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, workers lay cables on a new oil rig under construction for China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) in a shipyard in Qingdao in east China's Shandong province.  The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday, Sept. 16. The discovery by CNOOC was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam's exclusive economic zone to far less-contested waters closer to China. (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

The discovery by China National Offshore Oil Corp. was made about a month after its rig withdrew in July from Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone

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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

The layoffs, combined with the 200 people who have accepted jobs with Hilcorp, represent about 17 percent of the total number of BP employees

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 4, 2014 file photo, a monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow, Russia. Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this week, the state pipeline operator said Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The statement by Gaz-System S.A. suggests gas flows from Russian supplier Gazprom are once again meeting Poland's daily demand. State gas company, PGNiG, said that on Thursday it still registered some deficit compared to the ordered amount, but that the shortfall was lower than on Wednesday, when supplies were 45 percent short of demand. The spat between Poland and Russia came amid concerns that Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine."We do not treat the situation as a crisis," Zawisza said. "It is just one incident." (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

The statement by Gaz-System S.A. suggests gas flows from Russian supplier Gazprom are once again meeting Poland’s daily demand

FILE - In this June 25, 2014 file photo, Johnnie Seitz moves a marijuana plant growing under lights at Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower in Seattle. As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)

Pot producers add demand on Northwest power grid

Demands on the Northwest electrical grid would grow further if Oregon voters pass a ballot initiative in November to legalize recreational pot use

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Solar generation reaches new heights

As of June, installed solar capacity in the U.S. grew to nearly 16 gigawatts, enough to power more than 3.2 million homes

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New Mexico eyes nuke project after ruling

This action could open the door in Lea and Eddy counties for a long-term interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel

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