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North Dakota Approves Pipeline To Diesel Refinery

July 15, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | Comments

North Dakota regulators have approved a $7.9 million pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel refinery under construction near Dickinson.                                               

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Chemists Develop Clean-Burning Hydrogen Fuel

July 15, 2014 9:31 am | by Rutgers | Comments

Rutgers researchers have developed a technology that could overcome a major cost barrier to make clean-burning hydrogen fuel – a fuel that could replace expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuels.                        

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Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Trend Report

July 14, 2014 4:35 pm | by Mergermarket | Comments

Q2 2014's global M&A targetting the Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) sector recovered from a subdued Q1. Deal value increased 68.8% to US$ 143.8bn with 400 deals, up from 345 deals at US$ 85.2bn Q1 2014 and marking the hitest valued quarter in over a year (Q4 2012 valued at US$ 190.4bn).

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Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

July 14, 2014 10:35 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | Comments

A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.                  

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Reservation Residents Deal With Spill Aftermath

July 14, 2014 10:21 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | Comments

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that development can bring and the preservation of a land considered to be sacred. That dilemma has been brought to the fore since 1 million gallons of saltwater spewed from an underground pipeline.

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7 Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma

July 14, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.                                  

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ConAgra Buys Chinese Potato Processor For $93M

July 14, 2014 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Comments

ConAgra Foods Inc., the company behind Chef Boyardee canned pasta, said that it bought a Chinese potato processor for $93 million to help it sell more frozen potato products in Asia.                    

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Whiting Petroleum Purchases Kodiak Oil & Gas For $6B

July 14, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.          

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Concerns Arise Over Returning Treated Water To Rivers

July 14, 2014 9:54 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.                       

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Addressing Fracking Health Impacts In Pennsylvania

July 14, 2014 9:50 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.                                 

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Pipeline Breach Renews Call For More Monitoring

July 14, 2014 9:47 am | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly.                                  

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Chemical Plant Blast Injures 1

July 11, 2014 10:04 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A small explosion at a chemical plant in southern New Jersey forced the evacuation of employees and left one person injured.                             

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North Carolina Must Compromise On Coal Ash

July 11, 2014 10:03 am | by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press | Comments

A co-author of a Senate bill to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy's North Carolina power plants said Thursday that his chamber would reject the House's competing version of the measure, requiring negotiators to forge a compromise.  

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No Brine In The Bay

July 11, 2014 10:01 am | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | Comments

The snaking, nearly 2-mile trail of saltwater that an underground pipeline spewed in the rugged hills of western North Dakota's badlands left a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation, a company official said, though she added there is no evidence yet that the spill has contaminated a nearby bay.

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Gas Explosion Kills 1, Injures 36

July 11, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A gas explosion in a bakery in southwest Turkey killed one person and injured 36 others on Friday, the country's emergency management agency said.                        

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