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Nigeria Paying $800 Million to Oil Suppliers to End Crisis

May 26, 2015 | by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press | Comments

Nigeria — Africa's biggest oil producer— generates more than 2 million barrels of petroleum a day but imports the refined product because its refineries are not maintained.

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Federal Data: As Oil Production Soars, So Do Pipeline Leaks

May 26, 2015 5:22 pm | by Henry C. Jackson, David A. Lieb, The Associated Press | Comments

An analysis of federal data by The Associated Press shows that since 2009, the annual number of significant accidents on oil and petroleum pipelines has shot up by almost 60 percent.

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Second Stepbrother Sentenced For Drilling Company Arson

May 26, 2015 5:02 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The owner closed the business after it suffered $1 million damage.

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Reactor Back 2 Online Weeks After Fire at NY Nuke Plant

May 26, 2015 4:59 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A reactor that was shut down during a transformer fire two weeks ago at a suburban New York nuclear power plant has returned to service.

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Despite Price Slump, it Still Pays Big to be an Oil CEO

May 26, 2015 4:53 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Oil prices have crashed and the industry has laid off around 100,000 workers — but many oil CEOs are still sitting pretty.

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Once Vilified, BP Now Getting Credit For Gulf Tourism Boom

May 26, 2015 9:47 am | Comments

Visitors bob in surf where oil once washed in, and some restaurants have 90-minute waits for dinner on the weekend.

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Ace Hardware Will Move Away From Products Related to Honeybee Concerns

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by BusinessWire | Comments

Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world, today announced it is willing to move away from products containing neonicotinoids, a class of chemicals used in pesticides.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial Ingredients Getting Booted

May 26, 2015 9:35 am | by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer | Comments

Critics say the purging of chemicals is a response to unfounded fears over ingredients, but companies are nevertheless rushing to ensure their recipes don't become marketing disadvantages.

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Hawaii Groups Plant Coconut Trees, Protest Against Monsanto

May 26, 2015 9:28 am | by CATHY BUSSEWITZ, Associated Press | Comments

Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.

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Scientists Link Dolphin Deaths in Gulf to 2010 BP Spill

May 22, 2015 3:29 pm | by CAIN BURDEAU, Associated Press | Comments

In a new study, a team of scientists says there's a definite link between the massive BP oil spill in 2010 and a record number of dolphin deaths along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

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Finding Cause of California Oil Spill Could Take Months

May 22, 2015 3:26 pm | by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press | Comments

The operator of an oil pipeline that broke and spilled thousands of gallons of crude across a scenic California shoreline says it could take weeks or even months before investigators find what caused the disaster.

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US Chemical Production Flat in April; Remains up Over a Year Ago

May 22, 2015 3:22 pm | by American Chemistry Council | Comments

Also measured on a 3MMA basis, chemical production by segment was mixed.

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What do You Really Get For a $7,000 Tesla Home Battery?

May 22, 2015 3:16 pm | by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer | Comments

The reason for all the excitement is because of what batteries like these might someday do.

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Coast Guard: Fire on Gulf Oil Platform; 28 Workers Evacuated

May 22, 2015 3:13 pm | by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press | Comments

Texas Petroleum Investment Company, the owner and operator of the platform, estimated no more than 120 barrels of crude oil — about 5,040 gallons — were stored on the platform.

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EPA Orders $43 Million Cleanup at Former DuPont Plant

May 22, 2015 3:07 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

DuPont's Pompton Lakes Works plant manufactured ammunition for nearly a century and leaked mercury, lead and other toxic chemicals across the 576-acre campus and surrounding areas.

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ExxonMobil Denies Lobbying on Iran Sanctions

May 22, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | Comments

Bloomberg, citing federal disclosure documents, reported that the energy giant retained the Nickles Group — the lobbying firm founded by former Sen. Don Nickles, R-Oklahoma — to monitor activity related to the sanctions.

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