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Regulators Increase Distance Needed Between Homes, Drilling

April 15, 2015 10:01 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | Comments

The Petroleum Association of Wyoming supported 500 feet as an acceptable distance, even though the increase could limit options for locating wells.

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Federal Report Attributes Nine Worker Deaths to Oilfield Vapors

April 15, 2015 9:44 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Crude storage tanks include compounds such as propane, butane or benzene. In addition to posing risks for explosions or fires, those hydrocarbons can also cause long-term health problems such as cancer, blood disorders or respiratory and nervous system damage.

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House OKs Bill to Increase Tax on Oil Shipped Through State

April 15, 2015 9:38 am | by DERRICK NUNNALLY, Associated Press | Comments

The state House on Tuesday passed its version of a bill to impose new safety regulations on the increasing amount of oil that is shipped through Washington by rail, boat and pipeline.

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Cycle Gear Recalling Some Toys For Excessive Lead Levels

April 15, 2015 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The toys were sold between November and December at Cycle Gear stores and on the Benicia, California-based company's website.

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Mexico Oil Spill Affects Drinking Water For Tabasco City

April 15, 2015 9:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tabasco has set up an emergency plan to supply drinking water to the capital of Villahermosa after oil thieves punctured a pipeline, contaminating rivers that normally supply the city.

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The State Of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 14, 2015 11:22 am | by Industrial Maintenance And Plant Operations | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think.

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Feds Inspect Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Reactors After Shutdown

April 14, 2015 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors are visiting the Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant to probe the unplanned shutdown of both reactors after a transmission line problem that caused outages in the Washington region last week.

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US Retail Sales Heat up in March; Has Big Thaw Arrived?

April 14, 2015 11:08 am | by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer | Comments

Americans increased their spending on autos, furniture, clothing and building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.

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Audit Finds Problems in Pipe Oversight After Deadly Blast

April 14, 2015 11:04 am | by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press | Comments

Five years after a deadly natural-gas explosion in suburban San Francisco, California's oversight of utilities' gas pipelines still suffers from a lack of focus on safety by top state regulators, a new audit says.

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Trial Begins Over Turkey's Mine Disaster That Killed 301

April 14, 2015 10:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Inspection reports said the coal had been smoldering for days before the May 13 disaster, releasing toxic gases. Survivors have complained of poor working and safety conditions inside the mine, including a lack of gas masks.

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Shale Boom Hits First Bust Since Oil Price Collapse

April 14, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Federal officials estimate monthly production from the nation's top shale oil reserves will decline next month.

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Yemen Liquid Natural Gas Firm Shuts Down as Conflict Worsens

April 14, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company, whose main shareholder is French oil giant Total SA, declared a force majeure Tuesday.

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Train Derailment Spills Dry Ammonia in Colorado

April 13, 2015 4:18 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

About 70 residents in the city south of Denver were asked to remain indoors following the accident.

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2nd Major Gas Pipeline Would Link Pennsylvania, Northeast

April 13, 2015 11:28 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

Construction workers in economically distressed southern New York are ecstatic about the job possibilities, but landowners who have been fighting the first pipeline for three years are dismayed at the prospect of going through the whole process a second time.

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China Tries Former State Oil Boss on Corruption Charges

April 13, 2015 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A top official who led China's biggest petroleum company and later was assigned to oversee state-owned companies went on trial Monday on charges of corruption and abuse of power.

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