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2 Hospitalized After Gas Explosion

August 22, 2014 10:35 am | by Jonathan Grass, www.al.com | News | Comments

Nearby buildings shook when a hydrogen tank outside Cimarron Composites exploded Thursday afternoon. Witnesses say it was amazing no one was seriously hurt, even workers who were standing nearby.                

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Coal Gas Boom in China Holds Climate Change Risks

August 22, 2014 10:28 am | by Jack Chang, Associated Press | News | Comments

The first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build are part of a controversial energy revolution they hope will help it churn out desperately needed natural gas and electricity while cleaning up the toxic skies above the country's eastern cities. However, the plants will also release vast amounts of heat-trapping carbon dioxide, even as the world struggles to curb greenhouse gas emissions and stave off global warming.

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Dynegy To Spend $6.25B on Plant Acquisitions

August 22, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners.                           

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Jury Rejects Oil Spill Claim Against Enbridge

August 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A Michigan jury on Thursday rejected two men's claims that Enbridge Inc. should compensate them for what they say are losses because of a 2010 oil pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River system.                 

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After Oil: Restoring Wildlife Habitat

August 22, 2014 1:00 am | by Chevron | Videos | Comments

Check out how a 50 year old oil field is being transitioned back into a safe habitat for native plants and animals.                                           

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Researchers Discover Nonwoven Cotton Picks Up 50X Own Weight In Oil

August 21, 2014 5:21 pm | by Texas Tech University | News | Comments

Texas Tech University researchers recently discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat can collect up to 50 times its own weight in oil.                               

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Water Leads To Chemical That Thwarts Biofuel Production

August 21, 2014 4:56 pm | by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Videos | Comments

Trying to understand the chemistry that turns plant material into the same energy-rich gasoline and diesel we put in our vehicles, researchers have discovered that water in the conversion process helps form an impurity which, in turn, slows down key chemical reactions. 

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6,500 Tickets Sold For Pipeline Opposition Concert

August 21, 2014 4:51 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Organizers say nearly all the $50 tickets for a Willie Nelson and Neil Young concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline have been sold.                      

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Airport, Chemical Company Want Spill Lawsuit Thrown Out

August 21, 2014 4:48 pm | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Plaintiffs say the Charleston airport's now-complete runway project contributed to the spill that left 300,000 residents without clean water for days.                         

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Mexican Firm Complains About Spill Probe

August 21, 2014 4:46 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.                      

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Belt Repair Kit

August 21, 2014 10:44 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The new Devcon® R-Flex™ Belt Repair Kit from ITW Polymers Adhesives North America (formerly ITW Devcon) is formulated to quickly repair tears, gouges, and holes in styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) heavy weight conveyor belts. 

Smart Weigh Belt Feeder

August 21, 2014 10:38 am | by Nikita Ernst, Associate Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Coperion K-Tron Smart Weigh Belt Feeder (SWB) is used for continuous controlled gravimetric feeding of free-flowing or friable bulk materials. The feeder can be used for gravimetric batch feeding or for continuous metering of bulk material flow. 

TVA Board Votes On Replacing Memphis Coal Plant

August 21, 2014 10:25 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Valley Authority's board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.                   

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Testimony Ends In WV Surface Coal Mine Hearing

August 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

West Virginia Surface Mine Board is deciding whether to revoke a permit for a surface mining operation located near Kanawha State Forest.                                  

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Real-Time Oil & Gas Data In The Cloud

August 21, 2014 1:00 am | by John Parsons, President & CEO of PML Exploration Services | Articles | Comments

When drilling oil or natural gas wells, employee safety and well integrity are the primary concerns. In order to provide operators with real-time information that would help them to drill more safely and efficiently, PML began looking for a solution that would enable driller to take advantage of of the extensive data capabilities of cloud technology.

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