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Ruby Pipeline Approved After New Review

November 22, 2013 12:26 pm | by SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal land managers intend to reissue a right of way for a 678-mile mile natural gas pipeline from Wyoming to Oregon now that government scientists have completed a second environmental review they say corrects deficiencies in the first one struck down by a U.S. appeals court.

Energy Reform Could Lead To Shale Exploitation In Mexico

November 22, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An official with Mexico's state-run oil company says a proposed energy reform could make it easier for Petroleos Mexicanos to create subsidiaries to exploit the country's vast shale oil and gas reserves.                           

Congresswoman Halts Offshore Fracking

November 22, 2013 12:09 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A California congresswoman has asked for a moratorium on offshore fracking after reports that the controversial oil extraction process has been used in coastal waters for decades.                       


Pipeline Blast Kills 35 In China

November 22, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded today, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country's worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.                      

House Speeds Pipeline Approval

November 21, 2013 1:21 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House has approved a bill to speed approval of natural gas pipelines, the third bill passed this week to boost energy production in the U.S.                                                             

Washington Speeds Up Drilling On Public Lands

November 21, 2013 12:36 pm | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

The House approved two bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands.                                                                                     

Multimillion Dollar Deal In Bakken Fire

November 21, 2013 12:30 pm | by MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents.

Stockpile Concerns Push Oil Above $93

November 20, 2013 11:56 am | by PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | News | Comments

The price of oil remains above $93 a barrel today on account of last week's U.S. crude stockpiles fall for the first time in nearly two months in a possible sign of improving demand.                       


New Natural Gas Factory In ND

November 20, 2013 11:48 am | by JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press | News | Comments

An Oklahoma energy company said it will build its biggest factory yet in western North Dakota to help capture and bring to market more of the natural gas that currently is being burned off as a byproduct of soaring oil production.                   

UT Refinery Expansion Approved

November 20, 2013 11:28 am | by PAUL FOY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Another Utah refinery has received approval for a major expansion in a heavily populated corridor struggling to achieve federal air-quality standards and a group pushing Utah to crack down harder on polluters says it will try to block the effort in court.

SandRidge To Drill 100 Wells In KS In 2014

November 19, 2013 12:07 pm | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

Unfazed by its counterparts pulling out of Kansas, SandRidge Energy plans to spend $350 million next year to punch an additional 100 horizontal wells and build associated infrastructure in the Mississippian Lime formation in the state.                            

CT Workers Trained For Pipeline Work

November 19, 2013 12:02 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Unemployed and underemployed Connecticut construction workers are being trained to work on planned gas distribution and transmission pipeline construction projects.

Shell Still Pursuing Ethane Cracking Plant In PA

November 19, 2013 11:59 am | by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell Oil Co. is still actively exploring a plan to build a huge natural gas processing plant in western Pennsylvania and may have selected engineering firms to do feasibility studies.                               


CO Proposes Air Quality Crackdown For Drillers

November 19, 2013 11:53 am | by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure to tighten air quality standards for oil and gas drillers, Colorado officials on Monday proposed the nation's first statewide standards for methane emissions and other heightened safeguards.                               

Fire At Texas Exxon Mobil Plant

November 19, 2013 11:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil spokesman Dave Eglinton says the fire at the King Ranch unit at Kingsville continued burning today. The gas plant remains closed following the incident.                                     

ND Forming Pipeline Safety Panel

November 19, 2013 11:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he is forming a panel of independent engineers, industry and state officials to increase pipeline safety in the state.                                             

Residents Return Home After Texas Pipeline Explosion

November 18, 2013 12:26 pm | News | Comments

Most residents of a rural North Texas town evacuated after a gas pipeline explosion that took place last week can now return home.                                             

Fighting Begins Over Mexico's Oil Monopoly

November 18, 2013 12:20 pm | by ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, KATHERINE CORCORAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fight to revamp Mexico's state-run oil industry could start any time because of a Senate proposal to allow private access to the country's oil, a nationalist symbol that for decades has been fiercely protected by the constitution.                     

Oil Transforming Corpus Christi

November 18, 2013 12:00 pm | by JENNIFER HILLER, San Antonio Express-News | News | Comments

The drilling boom has launched billions of dollars in port construction projects, as well as a round-the-clock frenzy to move products in and out of the oil patch and to coastal terminals and refineries.                                        

Swaging Unit

November 18, 2013 10:00 am | Swagelok Company | Product Releases | Comments

Swagelok Company introduces the new High-Volume Swaging Unit to increase safety and productivity for the oil and gas, alternative fuel and general industries.

Mississippi Refinery Fire Kills 1, Injures Another

November 15, 2013 11:02 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are investigating the cause of an early Friday explosion and fire at a southern Mississippi refinery that killed one worker and injured another.                                         

Work Begins At Tribal Refinery In ND

November 15, 2013 10:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Work is underway on a facility where oil will be shipped from a planned refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation in northwestern North Dakota.                                                                                      

Alabama Awarded $12.6M For Oil Spill Restoration

November 15, 2013 10:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama is getting $12.6 million for three projects designed to restore some of the natural resources affected by the Gulf oil spill in 2010.                                           

Pipeline Explosion In North Texas

November 14, 2013 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A gas pipeline has exploded in rural North Texas, officials urged residents of a nearby town to evacuate as a precaution.                                                        

Natural Gas Supplies Growing

November 14, 2013 11:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Energy Department's Energy Information Administration reported that natural gas in storage grew by 20 billion cubic feet to 3.834 trillion cubic feet last week.                                             

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