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EPA subpoenas Halliburton over gas drilling

EPA issues subpoena to Halliburton for information on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing The Environmental Protection Agency subpoenaed energy giant Halliburton Tuesday, seeking a description of the chemical components used in a drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing. The EPA said it issued the subpoena after Texas-based Halliburton refused to voluntarily…

New payment claims hit BP faster than company can write checks

New claims against BP from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are pouring in more than twice as fast as the British energy giant is paying them out, US officials said. Analysis by a consulting group hired by Louisiana to track claims and BP payments amid the…