Grant Funds Available for Volunteer Fire, Ambulance & First Responder Units

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VOORHEES, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recognizing the bravery and heroism of our community firefighters, New Jersey American Water announces the second year of a grant program for volunteer fire departments, ambulance squads and volunteer first responder un…
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Former EPA chiefs defend agency against political attacks

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William Reilly, co-chair of the presidential commission on the Gulf oil spill, was one of two former EPA administrators to criticize recent political attacks on the agency.
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron rig fire on 9th day off Nigeria’s coast

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Chevron Corp. says it is still trying to extinguish a nine-day old fire that consumed the visible part of its rig off Nigeria’s coast and killed two foreign workers.

Pioneering African Business Initiative Launched by Tullow Oil

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ACCRA, Ghana, January 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

This morning Africa’s largest independent oil company, Tullow Oil plc (‘Tullow’), kicked off a new business initiative aimed at attracting and facilitating further investment in the continent.

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Demonstrators hold up signs in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011, to protest the Keystone XL Pipeline project in the US, and the Tar Sands Development in Alberta Canada. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

Texas Republican to float bill to approve Keystone XL

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A Texas Republican lawmaker will introduce legislation Tuesday that would immediately approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, overcoming the Obama administration’s denial of a permit last week.
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Alon Holdings Blue Square – Israel Ltd. Announces Downgrade of Rating by Midroog Ltd.

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ROSH HA’AYIN, Israel, January 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Alon Holdings Blue Square – Israel Ltd. (NYSE: BSI) (the “Company”), announced today that Midroog Ltd. (an Israeli rating agency, a 51% subsidiary of Moody’s (“Midroog”)) issued an update to its r…

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ClipperCreek Announces ETL Listing of Silver Spring Networks Direct-to-Grid™ Communications Enabled Charging Station

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ClipperCreek and Silver Spring Networks team up to bring the most advanced electric vehicle charging station to market. The world’s only Smart Grid enabled EVSE.

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IEA predicts crude oil at $247 a barrel by 2035

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The International Energy Agency expects nominal crude prices to reach $247 a barrel by 2035, almost twice the $133 assumed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, even as expectations for demand converge.
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ACC Report Finds New Supplies of Natural Gas Could Create Thousands of Manufacturing Jobs, Boost State Revenue and Grow Michigan’s Economy

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas from shale could produce more than 19,000 permanent, high-paying chemical manufacturing jobs in Michigan, revitalizing the state’s industrial base, dri…
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Halliburton Technology Director Ron Hyden points out key processes in a oil/gas well finishing operation at a well site near Poth, Texas. (Photo: Timothy C. Baker for the Houston Chronicle)

Deals in oil and gas services sector at a record high

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High oil prices and increased exploration activity in North America helped push transaction activity oil and gas service sector to record highs for 2011, according to an Ernst & Young report.