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New Gas Lines, Less Gas Leaks

July 17, 2014 10:25 am | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Cities such as Indianapolis that regularly replace old natural gas lines have significantly fewer leaks than older urban areas where they don't, like Boston and New York City's Staten Island, according to a new study by Google and an environmental group.

No Easy Answer To Fracking Health Questions

July 17, 2014 10:23 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue.                   

Florida Sues Oil Company For Everglades Violations

July 17, 2014 10:14 am | by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Florida's environmental agency says it is suing a Texas oil company for violating state drilling regulations at a well near the Everglades.                                  

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Officials Suspicious Of Connection Between Gas Project & Oil Referendum

July 16, 2014 10:48 am | by BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision Alaska voters make on an oil-tax referendum next month could have implications for a proposed liquefied natural gas project, the senior project manager said Tuesday, a point deemed a scare tactic by one state lawmaker.  

China Moves Oil Rig Out Of Vietnamese Waters

July 16, 2014 10:44 am | by CHRIS BRUMMITT, Associated Press | News | Comments

China on Wednesday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly protests in Vietnam.                      

Banning Old Oil Train Cars

July 16, 2014 10:43 am | by PHUONG LE, MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Environmental groups asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing oil train wrecks and explosions and the agency's own findings that accidents pose an imminent hazard.

California Gets Tough On Refineries

July 16, 2014 10:38 am | by JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is coming to one of the nation's largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution from California to Texas through tough new controls on oil refineries.  

Texas City Rejects Fracking Ban

July 16, 2014 10:10 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press | News | Comments

The council governing a North Texas city that sits atop a large natural gas reserve rejected a bid early Wednesday that would have made it the first city in the state to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community.

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Court Dismisses Challenges To NY Fracking Review

July 15, 2014 10:03 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

A judge has dismissed two lawsuits challenging the state's delay in finishing its health and environmental analysis of the potential impact of shale gas development in New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

The Link Between Injection Wells & Earthquakes

July 15, 2014 10:00 am | by EMILY SCHMALL, JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press | News | Comments

States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.  

Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Shell Adds Third Major Discovery To Norphlet Play

July 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell announces its third major discovery in the Norphlet play in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the successful Rydberg exploration well.                           

Dozens Arrested At Maryland Gas Plant

July 15, 2014 9:48 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas.                                 

North Dakota Approves Pipeline To Diesel Refinery

July 15, 2014 9:45 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota regulators have approved a $7.9 million pipeline that will supply crude for a diesel refinery under construction near Dickinson.                                               

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Railroad Crashes Prompt New Safety Rules

July 14, 2014 10:35 am | by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press | News | Comments

A string of fiery train derailments across North America has triggered a high-stakes but behind-the-scenes campaign to shape how the U.S. government responds to calls for tighter safety rules.                  

Reservation Residents Deal With Spill Aftermath

July 14, 2014 10:21 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

For many Native Americans on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — land that accounts for 300,000 of the 1 million barrels of oil produced by North Dakota — there is a difficult balance between the potential prosperity that development can bring and the preservation of a land considered to be sacred. That dilemma has been brought to the fore since 1 million gallons of saltwater spewed from an underground pipeline.

7 Earthquakes Hit Oklahoma

July 14, 2014 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of about 14 hours.                                  

Whiting Petroleum Purchases Kodiak Oil & Gas For $6B

July 14, 2014 9:58 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana.          

Addressing Fracking Health Impacts In Pennsylvania

July 14, 2014 9:50 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.                                 

Pipeline Breach Renews Call For More Monitoring

July 14, 2014 9:47 am | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly.                                  

No Brine In The Bay

July 11, 2014 10:01 am | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

The snaking, nearly 2-mile trail of saltwater that an underground pipeline spewed in the rugged hills of western North Dakota's badlands left a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation, a company official said, though she added there is no evidence yet that the spill has contaminated a nearby bay.

Brine Pipeline Leak Cleanup Could Take Weeks

July 9, 2014 2:50 pm | by JOSH WOOD, JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Company and tribal officials say a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian reservation has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater, with some of the fluid finding its way to a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for the reservation.

Oil Boom Boosts State Wage Averages

July 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

Well-paying jobs in western North Dakota's oil-producing counties helped propel the state's average annual pay by 4 percent last year to almost $48,000, state data show, though the state still hovers slightly below the national average.  

Entrepreneur Boone Pickens On America's Oil Boom

July 9, 2014 1:35 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The U.S. now leads the world in oil and natural gas production, putting out 11 million barrels per day. With that new-found success, oil man and entrepreneur Boone Pickens is calling for a new national energy strategy.                 

Surging Permian Basin Formations

July 9, 2014 11:14 am | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico is the nation's most prolific oil producing area. Six formations within the basin have provided the bulk of Permian's 60% increase in oil output since 2007.              

Lightning Causes Explosion, Fire & Oil Spill

July 9, 2014 11:09 am | by JOSH WOOD, Associated Press | News | Comments

A lightning strike sparked a fire and explosion that destroyed the third North Dakota saltwater disposal facility in recent weeks, sending thick black smoke billowing into the sky and leaving the smell of oil in the air.                            

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