A drilling rig works the Marcellus shale in Houston, Pa.  (AP file photo/Keith Srakocic)

Energy industry pushes back on W.Va. drilling ban

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Mayor Lucille Blum and the other elected leaders of New Martinsville thought they were doing a good thing when they banned Marcellus shale gas drilling in their small town on the Ohio River. The unanimous vote had only one purpose, Blum says — protecting water wells from a potential threat.
Laura Skidmore stands in her yard holding a memo that outlines talking points for selling oil and gas leases, in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The origin of the memo is a matter of debate between an energy exploration company and local activists. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Mysterious notebook fuels Ohio drilling feud

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A memo that appears to coach buyers of oil and gas drilling leases to use deceptive tactics on unsuspecting landowners has provoked a state investigation and spirited debate in rural Ohio, the latest frontier in America’s quest for new energy resources.
(John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Eagle Ford Shale causing boomtown today, sin city tomorrow?

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In the year since the Eagle Ford Shale boom burst upon South Texas — bringing hordes of oil field workers, convoys of heavy equipment and a tidal wave of investment money — small town life has turned topsy-turvy.

Terra Nova Royalty Corporation Announces Date of Its Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call

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NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Terra Nova Royalty Corporation (NYSE: TTT) (the “Company”) announced plans to release its second quarter 2011 results before market on Monday, August 15, 2011. That same day, at 10:00 AM ET (7:00 AM PT), a confere…
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China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited Announces Second Quarter 2011 Results

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ZHENGZHOU, China, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited (NASDAQ: CHOP) (“China Gerui,” or the “Company”), a leading high precision, cold-rolled strip steel producer in China, today announced unaudited financial results for the three…
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The Cushing, Okla., pipeline hub.

Enbridge Energy set to build new natural gas plant

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The cryogenic natural gas processing plant, which will be built in Wheeler, will add capacity to the Anadarko system, and it is expected to be online by early 2013, the release said. The project is expected to cost $230 million.
Categories: Natural gas, Pipelines
Iraqi workers are seen at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad. (AP photo: Nabil al-Jourani)

Iraq qualifies 41 companies for energy auction

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Iraq has qualified 41 international oil companies to compete in its fourth international exploration licensing round in January.

6th Middle East CemenTrade Meets On 5-6 Oct, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey to Explore Revival of the Construction Industry Amid Uncertainty in the Middle East

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6th Middle East CemenTrade Meets On 5-6 Oct, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey to Explore Revival of the Construction Industry Amid Uncertainty in the Middle East
Supported by an authoritative panel, the 6th Middle East CemenTrade takes stock of the current and…
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A groSolar trainee works on a home in Richmond, Calif. (Photo: Mike Kepka/San Francisco Chronicle)

Southeast holding out on mandating renewable energy

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Eleven states across the country are gradually forcing or cajoling their electric companies into buying renewable energy, but the trend has fallen flat in the Southeast.
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This April 2006 photo made available by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in response to a public records request by The Associated Press shows a badly rusted valve in a containment spraying system that was initially a focus of concern as workers tried to find the source of leaks at the closed Indian Point 1 reactor in New York state. (AP Photo/Nuclear Regulatory Commission)

Nile Mile Point nuclear plant shuts down to investigate leak

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Officials at Constellation Energy are investigating a leakage in a containment structure that caused the shutdown of the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 reactor on Lake Ontario over the weekend.