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Gas Prices Fall Heading Into Labor Day

August 28, 2014 | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The U.S. average retail price for regular gasoline was $3.45/gallon (gal) this past Monday, the lowest price on the Monday before Labor Day since 2010.                              

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Statoil Resumes Algerian Operations After Deaths

September 2, 2014 9:59 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Norwegian oil company Statoil says it will resume operations at a gas field in Algeria, 19 months after five Norwegian workers were killed in a terrorist attack there.                               

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Marcellus Shale Drillers Under-Reported Waste

September 2, 2014 9:56 am | by ANYA LITVAK, MAXWELL RADWIN, The Post-Gazette | Comments

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story.                   

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North Carolina's environmental agency sought late Monday to delay its own settlement with Duke Energy a week after a busted pipe at one of the company's coal ash dumps spewed enough toxic sludge into the Dan River to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools.

Dominion & Duke To Build A $5B Natural Gas Pipeline

September 2, 2014 9:52 am | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners have proposed building a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.                 

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Nanoparticle Research Could Enhance Oil Recovery, Tracing Of Fracking Fluid

August 28, 2014 4:03 pm | by Colorado State University | Comments

Two Colorado State University researchers are examining how nanoparticles move underground, knowledge that could eventually help improve recovery in oil fields and discover where hydraulic fracking chemicals travel.                    

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Future Of 'Big Oil' Suit At Stake

August 28, 2014 3:55 pm | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

It will be next month before Gov. Bobby Jindal will likely get a chance to change the membership of a south Louisiana flood board that is suing dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies.                               

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The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 28, 2014 3:53 pm | by Institute of Food Technologies | Comments

It's that time of the year again when people are starting to fire up the grill for tailgating season! IFT spokesperson Guy Crosby, PhD, CFS provides insight into the food science behind BBQ.                      

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Natural Gas Liquids Challenge Oil As Petrochemical Feedstock In North America

August 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by IHS | Comments

The increasing use of cost-advantaged natural gas liquids as a feedstock by North American petrochemical producers means that less propylene is being produced as a co-product by the region’s steam crackers. This trend is driving greater global need for on-purpose production of propylene, which is a key chemical building block second in demand only to ethylene, according to new research.

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Turning Coffee Water Into Energy

August 28, 2014 3:39 pm | by UTZ Certified | Comments

The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project by UTZ Certified has proven that is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills.                     

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with federal partners, announces the results of a multi-year project called Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation (BOTE) that tested and evaluated decontamination techniques for a biological inci

EPA Report Shows Progress In Reducing Air Pollution

August 28, 2014 10:50 am | by EPA | Comments

This month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report to Congress - the final of two reports required under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to inform Congress of progress in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics.

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Scientists Call For Halt In Non-Essential Use Of Fluorochemicals

August 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Technical University of Denmark - National Food Institute | Comments

A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely essential, until better methods exist to measure the chemicals and more is known about their potentially harmful effects.

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Rail Oil Deliveries Increase Through 2014

August 28, 2014 10:16 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9% during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013.                     

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DuPont Fined $1.3M Over WV Chemical Leaks

August 28, 2014 10:00 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Comments

DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million to settle a federal complaint over eight chemical releases from a Kanawha County production facility, one of which killed a worker.                       

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Alaska Voters Reject Petroleum Tax Repeal

August 28, 2014 9:57 am | by DAN JOLING, Associated Press | Comments

Alaska voters have retained a new petroleum production tax system that offers hope of increased investment and jobs but drew criticism as a giveaway to already profitable oil companies.                           

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WV PSC Chairman Steps Down From Spill Probe

August 28, 2014 9:55 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The state Public Service Commission's chairman has removed himself from an investigation into a water company's response to a January chemical spill.                            

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BP plans to create a separate, more competitive business to manage its onshore oil and gas assets, including its shale operations, in the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Explosion At BP Refinery

August 28, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes.                                             

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