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Fifty-seven Republican members of the US House of Representatives, including Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop (Utah), urged US Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell to have the US Bureau of Land Management withdraw its proposed methane venting and flaring rule, and concentrate on improving permit application reviews for pipelines and gathering lines instead.

Rimrock Resources Partners LLC, Tulsa, has acquired about 24,500 net leasehold acres held by production and 3,100 net mineral acres in the Golden Trend part of the SCOOP play of Oklahoma for $150 million. It didn’t identify the seller.

Cyprus has received six applications for three offshore blocks on offer in its third licensing round.

Citing slumping crude-oil prices and the Alberta wildfires, Suncor Energy Inc., Calgary, reported a second-quarter net loss of $735 million (Can.) and an operating loss of $565 million.

Total SA recorded second-quarter adjusted net income of $2.17 billion, down from $3.01 billion during second-quarter 2015. First-half net income was $3.81 billion, down from $5.69 billion in the year-ago period.

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