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Minnesota Governor Asks For Added Oil Train Safety

September 24, 2014 3:47 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants added safety measures for oil trains leaving North Dakota.                                                       

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Treated Fracking Water Produces Potentially Harmful Compounds

September 24, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," are contaminating drinking water abound. Now, scientists are bringing to light another angle that adds to the controversy.                                 

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Shale Supply Chain To Add 233,000 American Jobs

September 24, 2014 12:24 pm | by Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance | Comments

Firms supplying goods and services to shale oil and gas producers will create more than 233,00 new American jobs over the next ten years, according to a new report.                                     

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India Cancels Coal Allocations

September 24, 2014 10:36 am | by Associated Press | Comments

India's top court said Wednesday that private companies will have to return most of the coal fields allocated to them by the government since 1993 under a corruption prone bidding system.                           

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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.

Judge Hears Oil Spill Cleanup Workers' Claims

September 24, 2014 10:33 am | by JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press | Comments

The federal judge for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cases was set to hear arguments Wednesday about whether BP PLC should get back hundreds of millions of dollars from businesses that got settlement payments between August 2012 and October 2013.

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Natural Gas Tank Blast Injures 4

September 24, 2014 10:30 am | by MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | Comments

An explosion at a natural gas storage tank injured four workers on Tuesday in western Wyoming, authorities said.                                    

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Wind Energy Proposal Would Light Up Los Angeles

September 24, 2014 10:29 am | by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, MEAD GRUVER, Associated Press | Comments

The push for clean energy to reduce greenhouse gases has led to multibillion-dollar investments in wind and solar projects, but finding an economical way to store renewable energy that comes and goes like the breeze or the sun has proved challenging.

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GE Gives Penn State $10M For Gas Drilling Center

September 24, 2014 10:26 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | Comments

Penn State University said Wednesday that General Electric Co. will give the school up to $10 million to create a new center for natural gas industry research.                             

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4 Injured In Oil Well Explosion

September 24, 2014 10:24 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Police say four people have sustained severe burns in an explosion at an oil well in northwestern Germany.                                      

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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.

Duke Energy Will Close SC Coal Ash Pits

September 24, 2014 10:18 am | by MITCH WEISS, Associated Press | Comments

Duke Energy told state regulators Tuesday it plans to remove coal ash from one of its South Carolina waste pits and close two more at a power station that environmentalists say threatens the Saluda River.                                   

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World Liquid Fuels Use Projected To Rise 38% by 2040

September 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | Comments

World petroleum and other liquid fuels consumption will increase 38% by 2040, spurred by increased demand in the developing Asia and Middle East, according to projections in International Energy Outlook 2014 (IEO2014), released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Plant Variants Point The Way To Improved Biofuel Production

September 23, 2014 12:18 pm | by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council | Comments

Manufacturing biofuels from food crop by-products such as straw could be made quicker and cheaper thanks to the work of scientists in the UK and France.                                   

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Researchers Develop Self-Sustaining Wastewater Treatment System

September 23, 2014 10:46 am | by Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture, Washington State University | Comments

Washington State University researchers have developed a unique method to use microbes buried in pond sediment to power waste cleanup in rural areas.                                   

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Search For Better Biofuel Microbes Leads To The Human Gut

September 23, 2014 10:40 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Scientists have scoured cow rumens and termite guts for microbes that can efficiently break down plant cell walls for the production of next-generation biofuels, but some of the best microbial candidates actually may reside in the human lower intestine, researchers report.

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Stocks Drop As China & Oil Weigh On Markets

September 23, 2014 10:31 am | by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer | Comments

Worries about the outlook for growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday.                               

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