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Laclede Buys Energen's Gas Utility For $1.28B

April 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Laclede Group is spending about $1.28 billion in cash to acquire the natural gas utility business of Energen.                                                  

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Poor Management Led To Shell Grounding

April 4, 2014 10:39 am | by RACHEL D'ORO, Associated Press | Comments

Poor risk assessment and management were among factors that led to the grounding of a Shell oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Alaska in 2012, the Coast Guard said in a report released yesterday.                

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Second Trip Into Nuclear Dump Expected Today

April 4, 2014 10:37 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Crews investigating a radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico hope to make a second trip into the half-mile-deep repository Friday.                    

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Unilever Fined $4.5M For Clean Water Act Violations

April 4, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Unilever is paying $4.5 million for environmental violations at its former health and beauty products manufacturing plant in Clinton.

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Oil Rises In Anticipation Of Improved Jobs Report

April 4, 2014 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The price of oil rose as traders anticipated positive news in the monthly U.S. jobs report.                                                   

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Top 6 Toxic Sites In The Anadarko Settlement

April 4, 2014 10:29 am | by Associated Press | Comments

These are the top toxic sites among thousands that are part of the $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. with approximate amount of funding for cleanup efforts and details about the sites, as provided by the Justice Department...

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Ethanol Producers Complain About Rail Service

April 4, 2014 10:26 am | by JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer | Comments

Ethanol producers say clogged rail lines and other shipping problems have forced them to reduce production of the fuel and contributed to higher prices.                                           

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$5.15B Settlement Reached With Anadarko Petroleum

April 4, 2014 10:22 am | by DINA CAPPIELLO, ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press | Comments

The federal government reached a $5.15 billion settlement with Anadarko Petroleum Corp., the largest ever for environmental contamination, to settle claims related to the cleanup of thousands of sites tainted with hazardous chemicals for decades.

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18 Hurt In Wildcat Mining Clash

April 4, 2014 10:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Doctors in Peru say at least 15 wildcat gold miners and three police officers suffered gunshot wounds when police moved to reopen the highway that connects Brazil with the Pacific coast.                  

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Illinois Increases Coal Ash Pond Inspections

April 4, 2014 10:15 am | by TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press | Comments

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that it will increase inspections of coal-ash ponds in the wake of high-profile accidents that fouled waterways in other states, and implement other reforms in the division that oversees mining and oil and gas exploration.

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Crude Imports Fall, Top Three Suppliers Still Have Highest Share In Decades

April 4, 2014 9:58 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

While U.S. total net crude oil imports fell during 2013, the share of imports last year from the United States' top three foreign oil suppliers—Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico—was the highest in at least four decades.               

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Research Focuses On Environmental Impact Of Offshore Wind Farms

April 3, 2014 11:47 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A public meeting is scheduled in Virginia Beach on offshore test turbines that could smooth the way for the development of wind farms 20-plus miles off the sandy beaches of the resort city.                                   

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Shell Selects Detroit For The 2015 Eco-Marathon Americas Challenge

April 3, 2014 11:00 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Today, Shell Oil Company, in conjunction with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, announced the selection of the iconic "Motor City" as host for the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas® challenge beginning in 2015.                    

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Public Hearing Scheduled For Gas Plant Expansion

April 3, 2014 10:57 am | by Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota regulators have scheduled a public hearing to discuss the proposed expansion of the Robinson Lake Gas Plant near New Town.                                  

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Mississippi Power Plant Costs Rise Another $177M

April 3, 2014 10:54 am | by JEFF AMY, Associated Press | Comments

The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion.                               

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