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Shell Profits Up On Higher Oil Prices

July 31, 2014 | by Associated Press | Comments

Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe's largest oil company, says second quarter earnings rose on higher production and higher selling prices for oil, and fewer one-time charges.                              

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DNR Orders Frack Sand Mine To Cease Operations

July 31, 2014 1:27 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered a southeastern Minnesota frack sand mine to stop operating.                                    

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Oneok Plans New Natural Gas Factory In North Dakota

July 31, 2014 1:22 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

An Oklahoma energy company says it plans to build another factory in western North Dakota capable of processing 200 million cubic feet of natural gas daily.                           

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ConocoPhillips Q2 Profit Up 1.5%

July 31, 2014 1:21 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

ConocoPhillips reported net income that increased by 1.5 percent in its second quarter. The results beat analysts' expectations.                                         

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Sunoco Pipeline Hit With Setback

July 31, 2014 1:20 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Sunoco Logistics has gotten a setback to its plans to pump propane and ethane in its 300-mile Mariner East pipeline across southern Pennsylvania.                                    

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Protesters Rally Against Gas Pipeline

July 31, 2014 1:18 pm | by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press | Comments

Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov. Deval Patrick to rescind his support for a new tax on New Englanders' electricity bills to help subsidize it.

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Winemakers Whine About Gas Storage

July 31, 2014 1:16 pm | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | Comments

Finger Lakes winemakers and other business owners asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday to deny permits for natural gas and propane storage facilities in former salt mines along Seneca Lake, saying the projects would bring heavy industry, more truck traffic and an unacceptable risk of catastrophic accidents to a region that thrives on tourism.

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ADM Settles EPA Allegations

July 30, 2014 4:23 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at oil storage facilities in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.                        

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Tri-State Coal Interests Rally Before Hearings

July 30, 2014 4:20 pm | by JOE MANDAK, Associated Press | Comments

More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.  

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An ammonia leak and fire have shut down a beef processing plant in eastern Nebraska, but no employees were injured.

Cattle Shortage Closes Cargill Beef Plant

July 30, 2014 4:15 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Cargill says it plans to close a Milwaukee beef-processing plant which employs about 600 people on Friday due to a shortage of cattle.                                 

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Cyprus To Start Drilling For Gas Offshore

July 30, 2014 4:01 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Cyprus' energy minister said that exploratory drilling in the first of six potential gas fields off the east Mediterranean island's coast is slated to begin before the end of summer.               

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Oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is selling its Chinese subsidiary for about $1.08 billion as it focuses more in the U.S. and Mexico.

Anadarko Petroleum Profit Drops 76%

July 30, 2014 10:03 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) on Tuesday reported net income that declined by 76 percent in its second quarter, and missed analysts' expectations.                            

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Omaha Plant To Fight Fines After Collapse

July 30, 2014 10:01 am | by Associated Press | Comments

A livestock feed company says it will contest citations and proposed penalties issued for the collapse of an Omaha plant that killed two employees.                                    

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Terror Threats At Chemical Plants Severely Underestimated

July 30, 2014 9:53 am | by HOPE YEN, Associated Press | Comments

The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say.

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African Oil & Energy Sector Fuels Global Investor Growth

July 30, 2014 9:24 am | by DHL | Comments

While Oil and Gas activity in West Africa is nothing new, it is the activity in East Africa which is creating a stir amongst exploration companies and of course, their suppliers.                                     

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Kurdish Oil Stopped At Texas Port

July 29, 2014 5:08 pm | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could further weaken Iraq's fragile central government as it struggles to contain a Sunni military offensive.

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