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First Solar buys Solar Chile for undisclosed sum

Solar panel maker First Solar has purchased Chilean solar development company Solar Chile as energy demand continues to rise in the region.
Categories: Deals, Solar

US agency investigating after oil tanker hits bridge

Monday’s crash of the Overseas Reymar into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been classified as a “major marine casualty.” No oil leaks were reported.
An oil pump jack is shown in a a field adjacent to a sub-division near Fredrick, Colo.  (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Colo. oil, gas panel OKs groundwater sampling rule

Colorado oil and natural gas regulators approved rules making the state the first to require energy companies to do groundwater sampling both before and after they drill.
A drilling rig in Pavillion, Wyo., used to drill a deep water well for testing. (Photo: EPA).

Requirement for Wyo. oil-gas leader could be eased

Wyoming lawmakers will consider whether to loosen a job requirement for the state’s next oil and gas supervisor.
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EPA fracking study may dodge some tough questions

An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise so far from both industry and environmental groups.
Workers join sections of pipe on a Trinidad Drilling rig leased by Chesapeake Energy north of Douglas, Wyo. Photo: Alan Rogers / Copyright 2012 CASPER STAR-TRIBUNE

Natural gas price drops hurt Oklahoma companies

Natural gas prices have not started out well in 2013 for Oklahoma energy producers.
A crew works on a Marcellus Shale drilling rig to produce natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pa.-based website mines Marcellus Shale data

Marcellus Shale exploration produces gas, money, controversy and happy statisticians.
Categories: Crude oil, Natural gas
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China starts building new nuclear power plant

A utility company says it has started building China’s first new nuclear power plant since Beijing lifted a construction moratorium imposed on the industry to review safety following Japan’s Fukushima disaster.
Categories: Nuclear
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Report on Nebraska pipeline route goes to governor

The State Department has federal jurisdiction because the pipeline begins in Canada.
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Floods blamed for 2.4M gallons of spilled crude, feds say

Flood-related pipeline spills account for fewer than 1 percent of all pipeline accidents, but pose a greater threat to drinking water.