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26 Coal Miners Die In Mine Fire

November 26, 2014 9:41 am | Comments

Another 50 miners were injured in the disaster, which broke out in the complex run by the state-owned Fuxin Coal Corp. in China's Liaoning province. Of those, 30 had serious burns, eight were in intensive care and four were still in danger of dying.

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EIA: Gas Prices Lowest Since '09 Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 9:36 am | Comments

The national average is 47 cents lower than a year ago, and the lowest price heading into a Thanksgiving holiday since 2009. AAA estimates that during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend 41.3 million people in the United States will travel more than 50 miles from home by car.

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U.S. Steel To Build New HQ In Pittsburgh

November 25, 2014 11:46 am | by Joe Mandak, AP | Comments

The new five-story building will house U.S. Steel's 800 headquarters employees for at least 18 years, with an option to extend the lease beyond that. The plan solves several interlocking problems for U.S. Steel, the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins and the city.

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Proposed Rail Terminal Would Be The Largest For Oil In The U.S.

November 25, 2014 11:34 am | Comments

A proposed oil terminal in Vancouver, Washington would handle more crude than any single rail facility in the U.S. Vancouver Energy, a joint venture, would handle an average of 360,000 barrels of oil per day, or up to four trains daily.

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EPA Thinks Coal Plants Should Spend $2B To Cut Emissions

November 25, 2014 11:15 am | by Emily Schmall, AP | Comments

Regulators said that the largest coal-fired power plants in Texas should invest more than $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, but the state's coal regulator said the plan would increase costs for consumers while doing little for the environment.

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Maui GMO Ban Supporters Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit

November 24, 2014 4:07 pm | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, AP | Comments

A coalition has filed a motion to either dismiss the lawsuit by Monsanto Co. and a unit of Dow Chemical Co., or let a state court decide the issue. The filing comes after a federal judge ruled that Maui County can't implement the law until arguments against it are settled.

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Offshore wind turbines more likely as auction set

November 24, 2014 4:06 pm | by By Steve Leblanc - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Massachusetts is one step closer to seeing its coastline waters dotted with wind turbines as federal officials announced Monday that an auction date has been set for wind energy leases to develop more than 742,000 acres off the coast. The sale is set for Jan. 29. Secretary of the Interior Sally...

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Profire Energy Acquires VIM Injection Management

November 24, 2014 11:25 am | Comments

Profire Energy, a technology company that creates, installs and services burner management systems and other combustion technologies for the oil and gas industry, has acquired the assets of VIM Injection Management, an oilfield chemical-injection technology company.

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Pryor To Retire As President Of ExxonMobil Chemical

November 24, 2014 11:17 am | Comments

Stephen D. Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company and vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation has elected to retire on January 1, 2015, after more than 44 years of service.                                          

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Clariant Reduces Carbon Footprint In Supply Chain By 65 Percent

November 24, 2014 10:14 am | Comments

Through supply chain analysis and planning involving their Oil Services business and its regional procurement team, the company partnered with the manufacturer of a subsurface chemical and switch from bulk tanker truck deliveries to intermodal transport.

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Plant's Killer Chemicals Not Mentioned During 911 Call

November 24, 2014 9:56 am | Comments

Emergency management officials say it's clear that the response was inadequate and slow, especially given the scope of the disaster. The accident site had been plagued with recurring maintenance problems, and workers lacked quick access to breathing equipment that could have saved them.

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Judge Denies Bid To Halt Illinois Fracking Rules

November 24, 2014 9:49 am | by Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Comments

A judge in southwestern Illinois has denied a bid by a landowners group to suspend the state's new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, ruling that the plaintiffs failed to show they would suffer immediate harm if the fracking was to go forward.

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Explosion On Gulf Platform Kills 1, Injures 3

November 21, 2014 11:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three.                    

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Report: Bird Needs Buffer From Drilling

November 21, 2014 11:19 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.     

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PG&E Fined $10.8M Over Calif. Natural Gas Blast

November 21, 2014 11:12 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has been fined $10.85 million for a March natural gas explosion that destroyed a cottage in Carmel.                     

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